Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:12 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:Had FIDE at that time consulted me about FIDE Master, I would have advised very strongly against it. Only very knowledgeable people understand what it means. People have asked, in all seriousness, 'What has it got to do swith dogs?' Candidate Master is quite easy to understand. I wanted to introduce Elite Grandmaster but it got voted down.
A friend of mine used to think that FM stood for "Friday Master" as they weren't strong enough to be an IM every day of the week :lol:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neville Belinfante » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:38 am

Speaking personally, I like the title of Fide Arbiter (FA), as it suggests I am involved with the Football Association.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:50 am

Neville Belinfante wrote:Speaking personally, I like the title of Fide Arbiter (FA), as it suggests I am involved with the Football Association.

I always speak personally, quite literally, innit.

Sepp Blatter would agree with you Neville.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:25 pm

Neil, that shows a rather dogged approach.
Are you barking mad?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:33 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:Neil, that shows a rather dogged approach.
Are you barking mad?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:51 pm

Jeb Bush's faltering campaign for the Republican nomination could be dumped altogether. Why? See here (sorry, you have to scroll right to the last paragraph).
"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 Stewart Reuben » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:11 am

John Upham >A career as a children's entertainer awaits.<
Postings as a 76 year old on this forum, I thought that was my function.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Valentine » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:55 pm

Check out Alex Horne presents..
Radio 4, 6:30 last night -first sketch.
All you ever need to know except 10.2 claims?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:23 pm

There was a chess theme (sort of) for the 'Halloween Pro Group Dance' section of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, week 6, 1 November 2015):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036vf3j

It was really a theme of the Red King and Red Queen, some sort of Alice Through the Looking Glass reference.

https://monkseal.wordpress.com/2015/11/ ... s-summary/

"...tonight starts with the annual Dark And Moody number. This year it’s Pasha and Ola serving as Red King and Red Queen over a chessboard of both black and white pros representing chess pieces, all dancing…like chess pieces. It’s very dramatic and theatrical, and in the end the white pieces win because Pasha and Ola wave and the other team fall over. Which isn’t how I remember most chess games ending, but there we are."

I saw a bit of it, and from memory it wasn't really of interest to chess players, but still interesting to see the theme used.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:52 pm

"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 Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:17 pm

Oh. Board wrong way round. How did I miss that! :?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:21 am

The board was not round the wrong way.
Some of the action took place with some pieces dancing off the board.
There were pieces of three different colours.
Thus, it wasn't chess as we know it, but a variant. Since we don't know the stipulated rules, it may include having a black square in the right hand corner.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:59 pm

Five live - Man City owners moving players & coaches (Viera) around the globe like chess grandmasters.
Some reference to Arsenal owners being amateurs in comparison. Certainly missed a turning point & tactical threats some years ago.

Is football ownership like some world championship correspondence chess game? Or is it just about the money, money?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:49 pm

Todays BBC News At 10 about Helmut Schmidt
He knew hw to play and how to plan. The images shown of him playing the piano and separately playing chess in this fragment of his obituary.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:33 pm

"Here in Italy, it is more like a chess game - you have to think about every move." http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34800079

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