Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:08 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:"....that opportunities were available in the South of England in Sheffield. I suppose to someone from Scotland that might be "the south of England".

It's the running joke up here, after Scotland gets it's Independance England shall hence forth be known as Southern Scotland.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:59 am

I keep wondering how long it'll be before the north of England does become southern Scotland :)

The armies were a reference to a board game, although I'd be trying for a mass convoy move to Tunis on the way Bulgaria/Constantinople myself. Might do some good ;)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:38 am

Must be an old-fashioned game then as Constantinople has become Istanbul since - to Europe's lasting shame - it fell to the Turk.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:45 am

That hadn't occured to me. Must be European cultural bias showing through. Its a ~1st WW setting and has the Ottomans of course, but also still Constantinople instead of Istanbul. Turkey do at least got a pretty strong position in gameplay terms!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:23 pm

Interview with Carlsen in Shortlist (freebie magazine):

http://www.shortlist.com/home/the-magnu ... -interview

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:05 pm

There's a William Hill advert running on Spanish TV currently which briefly features a bloke playing chess. Can't find it on YouTube yet, though.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:59 pm

I've just stumbled across this Saturday Night Live sketch on YouTube: Chess for Girls.

Obviously that could never happen. Could it?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:50 am

I know junior organisers who would think that video is exactly true! Apparently it is a bit soul-destroying trying to teach when some of the little girls are putting the knights back in the box and saying "horsey goes in stable"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Gilbert » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:36 pm

The California floods have washed out the weekend's beach chess - you don't get this at Margate!

See slide 4

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... 2-20140228

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:54 pm

From the International New York Times (I think):

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"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterTurland » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:29 pm

JustinHorton wrote:From the International New York Times (I think):

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And why are nutters allowed to rule our gorgeous planet.

The nutters say economics is just about money, all you need do is, gain control of the money printing machines, and you have control of the average human mind.

Yeah it beats having the body you were born with.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Rob Thompson » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:38 pm

In a monologue denouncing Russia's military presence in Ukraine, Abby Martin (host of Breaking the Set on RT) compares Ukraine to being a pawn in a giant global chess game.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:08 pm

Chess Boxing on the TV last night.

It didn't tell us anything the well-informed wouldn't know already - it's a fantastic new sport that's really taking off :lol:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:33 pm

It's Ravel Day on Radio Three and their Twitter account informs us:

Ravel fact: In 1924 he played chess with Prokofiev! The battle of the board has been recreated on Youtube.

Is the game straight up?
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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