Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:58 pm

Malcom Pein made a brief appearance on The Apprentice tonight (about halfway through).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:23 am

Ian Kingston wrote:Malcom Pein made a brief appearance on The Apprentice tonight (about halfway through).
Thanks for that. It is from 32 minutes onwards.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... board-game

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:52 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... artel.html

No comment really, just the photograph.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:40 pm

Ian Kingston wrote:Malcom Pein made a brief appearance on The Apprentice tonight (about halfway through).
Why did he buy those horrible board games? tv time?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:19 pm

There was just a few seconds about Anand-Carlsen on the 24h rolling news channel on Spanish TV (they gave the score and said the next gamke is tomorrow). I don't know if it's been on the main TV news.

There's also live coverage as well as regular reports on the website of the most popular daily sports paper, MARCA.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:26 pm

A colleague has just sent me a copy of a cartoon in today's Telegraph (looks like a "Matt"), depicting two people playing chess, and one says, "It’s a woman bishop, it can move any way it wants."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:31 pm

I saw that too, but I have no idea what it is about!

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Post by Clive Blackburn » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:50 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:I saw that too, but I have no idea what it is about!
It's a reference to the Church of England voting to allow women to be bishops.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Rob Thompson » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:57 am

But why would that mean that it didn't have to follow the standard rules? I don't understand.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:22 pm

I *think* it is really a joke about women, not chess.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:54 am

Published today on the BBC News website: Does anybody still care about chess?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Clive Blackburn » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:58 am

Ian Kingston wrote:Published today on the BBC News website: Does anybody still care about chess?
Good article. He is right to say that chess has never created the same level of public interest since the Fischer-Spassky match.

Not even Short-Kasparov, played in London, could arouse the same passion among English chess fans.

I am not sure what the reason is - advances in chess computers might be a part of the reason but not all of it.

Just suppose that Micky Adams had qualified to play Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship, would that enthrall the nation in the same way that Fischer-Spassky did? I'm sure that it wouldn't.

The fact is that chess today is seen as boring by non-chess players, whereas Fischer brought excitement to the game. Part of that was undoubtedly due to his flawed personality - you never knew what he would do next, or even if he would play! :lol:

He did a great deal to popularise chess though and to improve prizes and playing conditions.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:03 am

Ian Kingston wrote:Published today on the BBC News website: Does anybody still care about chess?
What timing, with the ECF Board starting its Strategy Weekend later today.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Clive Blackburn » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:51 pm

What timing, with the Board Strategy Weekend starting later today.
Board strategy?

Do they mean whether to use solid wood or roll-up plastic ones? :D

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHadi » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:25 pm

I once had an opponent whose board strategy was to cover up the h8 square with his pinkie.

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