Media comments on chess

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:28 pm

"So i am still looking fo a real-life situation where zugswang occurs. Any suggestions?"

I was idly watching "Motorway Cops" or some such where a camera crew follows them about and you get horrified by what morons do on the road. There was one this morning where someone had crashed on their own and overturned on the motorway. One HGV was following and swerved violently to avoid the wreckage, a second HGV realised he could not swerve to the right as there was another vehicle there, so he stood on the brakes and ploughed into the wreckage. Could that be regarded as Zugswang? (Nobody died.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby NickFaulks » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Could that be regarded as Zugswang? (Nobody died.)

Only if the third option existed of stopping instantaneously, which it didn't.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Roger Lancaster » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:52 am

LOL, recent posts suggest the quiz question, "How many z's in the word 'zugzwang'?"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:49 pm

oops - thought it looked a bit odd and I didn't check...

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Geoff Chandler » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:25 am

Don't worry about it Kevin, every time I write a post I'm in spelling zugzwang.
No matter what how I arrange the letters it will be wrong.
(Some days I think my whole life has been one long Zugzwang.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Stewart Reuben » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:45 pm

Currently om ITV+1 Danny Gormally is appearing o the quiz progamme 'The Chaser'. He has reached the final.
My sister pointed this out to me.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Stewart Reuben » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:11 pm

LOOK AWAY if you don't want to know Danny's result.


He won £4000 which he described as a lot of money for him. My sister, Rose, said he made a most pculiar tactical decision.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby LawrenceCooper » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:25 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:LOOK AWAY if you don't want to know Danny's result.


He won £4000 which he described as a lot of money for him. My sister, Rose, said he made a most pculiar tactical decision.


Was that a repeat of the 2013 show or another appearance? viewtopic.php?t=5933

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Stewart Reuben » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm

Reading about it, this was a repeat. He surely couldn't again have gone for -£2000.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Brian Towers » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:05 pm

Will he get repeat fees? :-)
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Andy Stoker » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 pm

Another repeat and he'll get a draw

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Matthew Turner » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:01 pm

There is a picture of a chess player on the BBC sport homepage. I'll leave you to read the story and see if you can work out why :oops:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Simon Brown » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:57 pm

Disappointing clue in the Times crossword today; "Maybe castle's staff (3)"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby JustinHorton » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:34 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:There is a picture of a chess player on the BBC sport homepage. I'll leave you to read the story and see if you can work out why :oops:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Ha yes I spotted that. Note the weirdness of the photo in the actual story.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Postby Neill Cooper » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:24 pm

There is an article in yesterday's Guardian on chess in Primary schools, focusing on the work of CSC:
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ry-schools

Headline: Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate
Game takes off in primaries as a way to lure pupils away from their phone screens


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