Search found 4186 matches

by Stewart Reuben
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Sunday Times 22 November had 3 separate pieces about chess. David Howell's usual column. An interview with Judit Polgar in the main newspaper, comparing her with the main figure in Queen's Gambit. In the magazine a two page spread about 'The Art of chess'. Marcel Duchamp, the famous painter/chesspla...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 70
Views: 7925

Re: Chess Book Collections

John Upham >I doubt if Stewart has any intention of passing on his video collection to anyone. He merely wants to let everyone know that he owns it and that nobody else may have access to it. That is offensively incorrect. Just considering the chess in English collection on DVD that I have, which is...
by Stewart Reuben
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

The list includes the much fuller material in the book. I can send you that list, but I will require your email address. It is too bulky for a carrier pigeon to convey it. You could buy 'Chess in the Movies' by Bob Basalla online.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Justin >Where is the list?<

I presume you already have the book. I could email you the list.
by Stewart Reuben
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Justin. Bob Basalla did not just write the book 'Chess in the Movies'. He has also compiled a huge additional list of films where chess is mentioned, however briefly.
V for Vendetta is included, so you were not dreaming.
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin, I have never heard of Bhardwaj. But note, it only said he wanted to make such a film. ************************************************** Today's Sunday Times has an article on page 34 of the main section about 'Queen's Gambit'. The author Simon Usborne said there is evidence of chess becoming...
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler >Tennis has no comparison to chess. The rule about a second serve is akin to taken a move back.< That aspect indeed is very different, But there was one occasion I had to make an important decision on behalf of the BCF. So I phoned the LTA to find out what they did in similar circumst...
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Wednesday 4 November on ITV4 in Champion of Champions snooker, the commentate started saying,'Like a young chess player...' Unfortunately the telephone rang and it was a rather important call, so I missed the rest of the sentence. Comments comparing snooker or tennis with chess are often more approp...
by Stewart Reuben
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 306
Views: 29730

Re: Arbitration question

TPR is quite laborious by hand, You consider each game played separately. Look at the rating of the opponent. If you draw, you get his rating. If you win, you et his rating + 400. If you lose his rating -400. Then add everything up. Much simpler is to take the Rating average of your opponents. If on...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 306
Views: 29730

Re: Arbitration question

All tiebreak systems are defective; at least according to Professor Elo in 1964. If you must have tiebreaks, and have no time for playoffs, I recommend Ra. That is the average rating of the opponents. If one opponent is unrated, that can be ignored. More than one unrated, that system does not work. ...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Hugh Flockhart
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: Hugh Flockhart

I organised TWO BRITISH teams to go to the European Team Chess Championship in Dresden in 2002. But I was unable to play and we borrowed a German. The second team name was changed to Eurostars. Hugh was more than one of the organisers of the 2003 British Championships in Edinburgh. He raised a consi...
by Stewart Reuben
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Calvert
Replies: 16
Views: 2845

Re: John Calvert

Very sad to learn the news about John Calvert. He was a real chess supporter.

RIP John

I can't keep up with so many deaths.
by Stewart Reuben
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Justin >CEIP La Vega, which is on Tenerife, run by a guy called Ricardo Acosta. < GM Bojan Kurajica, who lives in Tenerife, has told m he knows nothing of this project - but there are so many. ********************************** DETTOL ad on TV Thursday showed two people playing chess. It seemed to m...
by Stewart Reuben
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3939
Views: 430939

Re: Media comments on chess

Yesterday, in the English Snooker Championship, Jimmy White said that snooker can be like a game of chess.

We never discussed the matter, so I have no idea whether he actually played our game.
by Stewart Reuben
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Nagorno-Karabakh
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: Nagorno-Karabakh

Nick, There are often more than two sides to a story.