Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:53 pm

That's South London for you.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:07 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:I’ve had a kid turn up to one of my tournaments wearing full football kit including shin pads.
A mate of mine once told me how on one occasion (some decades ago now), captaining his club team, he arranged for them all to turn up in rugby gear. Highly successful, by his account. Don't know if shin pads were included.
"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 Kevin Williamson » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:19 pm

It seems that James Bond is a chess player.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34600980

Not a very good one though as he has just been mated, although his opponent also appears to be in check (if the W king is on b1). So presumably the last move was the illegal Qe4 x b7 mate.

And why are all the captured black pieces on black's side of the board?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:36 pm

Kevin Williamson wrote:if the W king is on b1
Difficult to be certain, but I would guess c1 rather than b1. Surely on their budget they'd be able to afford a chess advisor?
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:41 am

John Clarke wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:I’ve had a kid turn up to one of my tournaments wearing full football kit including shin pads.
A mate of mine once told me how on one occasion (some decades ago now), captaining his club team, he arranged for them all to turn up in rugby gear. Highly successful, by his account. Don't know if shin pads were included.
Breakfast this morning on BBC-1 had a piece about NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars who play one of their home matches each season at Wembley. One of their coaches informed Sports Reporter Mike Bushell that playing Jag Tag (a less physical game) was like playing chess.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:03 am

Somewhat off topic, but I noticed this article which might be of interest if you are linking nfl to chess
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... th-journal

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:34 am

Thank you, Matthew.
I hadn't realised that pi has its own day. March the 14th, 3.14, makes sense.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:10 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
John Clarke wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:I’ve had a kid turn up to one of my tournaments wearing full football kit including shin pads.
One of their coaches informed Sports Reporter Mike Bushell
Oh yeah him
"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 Neil Graham » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:10 pm

From today's live football commentary

"It's like a chess match - we need a queen on each wing for it's movement, the most omnipotent piece on the board".

No idea what the commentator was on about - it finished 0-0! :(


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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:56 am

The first sentence

It is seen as a studious game, played in respectful silence by frown-lined intellectuals who deliberate for ages before making a move.

is idiotic.


The second
But now a slanging match has broken out in the world of chess after a decision by one of England's grandmasters to defect to Wales.

is untrue.


That said, you have to give credit to Leon Watson for his consistent ability to get chess non-stories into the national press.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:07 am

Does anyone remember why he left Wales for England when he was an IM?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:18 am

I think I just heard Geoff Boycott say that batting in a test match is like playing chess. When you watch people playing chess they think about their moves, unless they're a grandmaster.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neville Belinfante » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:10 pm

The Bottom Line, Saturday afternoon, Radio 4 discussed Sponsorship. No mention of chess, but plenty of references to sport, and the reputational damage that can be inflicted on a sponsor if the organisation sponsored has a problem

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:25 am

Pillock in the news (aka: yet more quality journalism)

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



(spotted by Pablo)

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