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by Roland Kensdale
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Succeeded by a Boris Well done everybody. Special mention to those who found a way to show they had found the answer without actually giving it. For a chess appropriate prize reward yourself by watching one of Danny King's Powerplaychess videos on youtube. He did a series on Fischer's games includi...
by Roland Kensdale
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Yes 1984, thanks Mick. Think I'm not supposed to edit my original post, so will leave anyone interested to read on.
by Roland Kensdale
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Another sequence tonight :) But it's a rook, not a castle! Petrosian one of the clues on last night's episode Only Connect Series 16 episode 24. This was a nice question. From memory, what connects: John McEnroe Wimbledon winner 1980 World chess champion Tigran Petrosian Mikhail Gorbachev Soviet Pr...
by Roland Kensdale
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

University Challenge Xmas 2020 series episode 4. No-one could identify the word in chess for the the same piece attacking 2 or more enemy pieces at once. No Oxbridge representation I hope. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qry7 ) Nottingham v Sheffield. Older alumni. I recognised Michael Deacon...
by Roland Kensdale
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

University Challenge Xmas 2020 series episode 4. No-one could identify the word in chess for the the same piece attacking 2 or more enemy pieces at once.
by Roland Kensdale
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8841

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

I have read that the games were selected by Bruce Pandolfini and Garry Kasparov. I know of two of the games: - Ivanchuk - Wolff, Biel iz, 1995 - Jakovenko - Stellwagen, Hoogovens, 2007, where Beth played 40. h5!! a winning improvement on the game I would dearly love to discover the sources of the o...
by Roland Kensdale
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why men are higher rated than women
Replies: 37
Views: 2358

Re: Why men are higher rated than women

A lot of statistics and analysis of female participation in chess in different countries, summarized by a strong player:

https://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=2075
by Roland Kensdale
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jim Billsborough 1942-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Jim Billsborough 1942-2020

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Some artworks
Exceptionally fine.

A gifted man.
by Roland Kensdale
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Times cryptic chess clue
Replies: 99
Views: 5717

Re: Times cryptic chess clue

Cryptic crossword (at a glance the clues are far easier than the examples here), in the free sample of Chess magazine for December at: https://chess.co.uk/collections/chess-magazine/products/chess-magazine-december-2020 The solution is given on the following page in the download. You may want to lea...
by Roland Kensdale
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Life magazine free download
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Chess Life magazine free download

Ian Aird on the chessscotland web site mentions 'The US Chess Federation have made the latest Chess Life magazine (November 2020) available as a free pdf download on their website'. A lot of detail on Netflix's Queen's Gambit, Jacob Aagard on using engines, etc. https://new.uschess.org/sites/default...
by Roland Kensdale
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queens Gambit and Netflix
Replies: 124
Views: 8841

Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Interesting discussion with Jonathan Rowson: https://en.chessbase.com/post/jonathan- ... n-s-gambit

He has also created a 35 minute video which I haven't watched yet: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XfcP-pyfw2s
by Roland Kensdale
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Maths and Chess Is it really true that ability in mathematics and chess are somehow linked? Tim Harford pits his wits against a math-professor-turned-professional-chess-player, John Nunn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mvyjb A transcript at: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/john-nunn-on-maths-c...
by Roland Kensdale
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz - Read online. Many people couldn't get their papers today due to XR action. Link, please? Not able to provide link. DT preferred access via subscribing at https://www.telegraph.co.uk My library provides access using the Pressreader app ( http...
by Roland Kensdale
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz

- Read online. Many people couldn't get their papers today due to XR action.
by Roland Kensdale
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459820

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz 'And that's checkmate'. Nicely put together, 3 sections matching the 6 given answers with the questions. 6 book titles to match with their authors (disappointingly including The Castle and The Good Soldier along with 'chess' related titles such...