Chess on TV??

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:59 pm

Todays episode of The Weakest Link featured the following question :

"When all the pieces are set up at the start of a game of chess, how many squares are not occupied?"

The correct answer was supplied.

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:02 pm

I think the answer is 70?

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:09 pm

32 1*1 squares, 21 2*2 squares, 12 3*3 squares, 5 4*4 squares: that does indeed make 70. I suspect that this is not what the question was meaning to ask.

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:27 pm

I also provided these options but was labelled as a "Smart ****"

Sadly, the man-in-the-street answer was the one required.

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:37 pm

The December 22nd, 2010 edition of Weakest Link contained a final round question of the form :

"Which S in chess is when one side has no moves and their King is not in check?"

Answer given : Checkmate(!)

I'd say the clue was in "Which S"!

I wonder who sets the chess questions for TV and radio quizzes? I think I can guess...

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Chess Boxers on Eggheads

Post by John Upham » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:05 pm

A bunch of reprobates are currently starring on BBC2 on Eggheads! :D

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by James Coleman » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:12 pm

I doubt it's worth watching!

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:28 pm

Well done chaps! :D

What a horrible final question though....!

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:37 pm

John Upham wrote:What a horrible final question though....!
I wonder how many of their fans knew that was their club's motto?

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Andrew Bak » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:03 am

Did anybody see what Private Eye had to say about this team's appearance on Eggheads?

In the "Snowballs" section, it starts off by describing chessboxing and how small-scale and amateurish it currently is before seeming to imply that CJ somehow got the team of chessboxers on Eggheads to try and promote the sport thanks to a large donation by Rajko Vujatovic at the Simpsons-in-the-Strand dinner a few months ago.

It seems that the Eye is looking for something when there isnt anything, although my knowledge of ECF politics is (fortunately) very little indeed. At least the Eye didnt try and suggest that the Eggheads deliberately lost to them!

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by James Coleman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:46 pm

Suffice to say that the show was filmed about 9 months before the Simpsons dinner....

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:33 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:Did anybody see what Private Eye had to say about this team's appearance on Eggheads?
Yes. It was quoted on the Streatham and Brixton blog yesterday.

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:31 pm

I'd recommend http://www.youtube.com/user/Sirb0b1 for fans of the Master Game!

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:44 am

A friend of mine has pointed out this little known episode of "The Master Game" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu3OG9qhvhM :D

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