The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

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The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by John Upham » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:30 pm

The BBC have taken an interest in chess :

Chess Olympiad ends in stalemate as internet fails

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-53965748

complying to the usual media requirement to include the word "stalemate" in any chess story.
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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:57 pm

BBC News haven't taken that much interest. They have only covered the story once.

On this Forum the BBC News item has been reported on three different threads in the space of 53 minutes. Is this a record?

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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:56 pm

Will not make the BBC News at 22;00.

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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:10 pm

Today's Sunday Times LETTERS to the Editor

About Bletchley Park. 'In October 1941, four codebreakers - Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman, Hugh Alexander and Stuart Milner-Barry - sent an urgent message to Winston Churchill asking for additional resources. Churchill granted their request and famously demanded "Action this day."

It is always pleasing to be reminded of the importance of chess players I knew and the part they played in the Second World War.

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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:17 pm

"About Bletchley Park. 'In October 1941, four codebreakers - Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman, Hugh Alexander and Stuart Milner-Barry - sent an urgent message to Winston Churchill asking for additional resources."

I think we're in the wrong thread, but M-B actually hand-delivered the note...

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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:54 am

I take it you know, concerning Olympiads that is, what the BBC produced impeccably once upon a time?

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Re: The BBC take an interest in Chess : surely some mistake?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:55 am

Oh just read the link. Nice headline, very Spandau Ballet...think I'll put some music on.

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