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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Greg Breed » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:39 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Dormant is right as...

"Dot" is a spot
R = rook
man = chess piece

It says "in a spot", so the rest fits inside "dot", so it will either be "DO....T" or "D....OT"
That stuff just boggles my mind. I don't think i'll ever understand cryptic crosswords... :(
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:17 pm

Greg Breed wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote:Dormant is right as...

"Dot" is a spot
R = rook
man = chess piece

It says "in a spot", so the rest fits inside "dot", so it will either be "DO....T" or "D....OT"
That stuff just boggles my mind. I don't think i'll ever understand cryptic crosswords... :(
It is the sport of obfuscation.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:01 am

A mention in a rugby column here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/23112145

"Both teams are evenly matched, we have been feeling each other out," he added. "The game of chess will continue."

Those quotes are from the Australian rugby union captain James Horwill. The columnist, BBC journalist Bryn Palmer, continued the analogy with:

"The Lions had the Wallabies in check."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:47 am

There's a nice little mention of chess in this story of a French aid worker captured by the Taliban:
I also made a paper chessboard, and killed time constructing chess problems.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Friday 5 July Times article by Simon Barnes on tennis.
'Radwanska plays with such intelligence that they ought to scrub out the tennis court markings and paint the lawn with 64 black and white squares.'

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Phil Makepeace » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:53 pm

Simon Barnes loves a bit of it.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:47 am

I really have no idea what this article is about (even after attempting to read the first few paragraphs). It does however feature a chessboard very prominently.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... -Leah.html

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:21 am

Matthew Turner wrote:I really have no idea what this article is about (even after attempting to read the first few paragraphs). It does however feature a chessboard very prominently.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... -Leah.html
To my way of thinking, there are two ways of communicating, either literally or with metaphors.

People who use metaphors, are not really trying to tell you something, they are trying to manipulate you, this is what drives advertising.

A past master at this was Edward Bernays, a double nephew of Sigmund Freud, he was so highly thought of in the world of propaganda, Goebbels had his books on his bookshelf!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:47 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:I really have no idea what this article is about (even after attempting to read the first few paragraphs). It does however feature a chessboard very prominently.
.... and as usual (ho hum) it's been incorrectly placed.
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:42 pm

Not sure if this should be here or in the Ashes thread, but I just spotted this in the BBC live reporting of the Second Test (the 16:30 entry):
Michael Clarke, the chess grandmaster, fancies Bell for a catch on the leg side.
Any idea what the reporter is on about? Is there an Aussie GM that we've all overlooked because he plays cricket?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:51 pm

Ian Kingston wrote:Not sure if this should be here or in the Ashes thread, but I just spotted this in the BBC live reporting of the Second Test (the 16:30 entry):
Michael Clarke, the chess grandmaster, fancies Bell for a catch on the leg side.
Any idea what the reporter is on about? Is there an Aussie GM that we've all overlooked because he plays cricket?
I assumed that he was trying to compliment his captaincy skills and came up with a really poor analogy.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:35 pm

'Tiger Woods is playing a game of chess - not being aggressive' said the BBC1 commentator,helpfully.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:46 am

The Independent rewview of The World's End yesterday described the film (or its plot) as taking "a knight's move" about three-quarters of an hour in.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:53 pm

That probably means jumping from one subject to another with no obvious collection.
'Knight move thinking' is a common expresion in psychology.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:41 pm

From the Summer 2013 edition of 'The Fellrunner' magazine, in an article about mountain navigation -
To me, the art of navigation is a real skill and makes my visits to the hills, whether racing or otherwise, much more interesting.......I like to think about it as running chess, perfect for the thinking runner.

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