Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:42 pm

I bought a CD the other day. I was intrigued. It is Rugolo plays Kenton. That is Pete Rugolo and Stan Kenton from 1958. Big band jazz of course. The cover has them seated in front of chess pieces with a backdrop of giant black and white squares. The titles of the pieces had nothing to do with chess. They were reworkings of 1940s titles.
I thought perhaps it was the CHESS Label. Again nothing to do with chess, the name of the main company director is Chess. But, no that isn't so.

A minor mystery then. But the music is enjoyable.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:42 am

Apologies if this has been mentioned before, or if this is the wrong place to post, but Better Chess Openings - For Intermediate Levels Of Play has a front cover of the starting position with one unfortunate mistake.
No, the bottom right squares are white but the publisher has managed to put the kings and queens on the wrong squares.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3jF ... 22&f=false

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:09 am

Tim Spanton wrote:Apologies if this has been mentioned before, or if this is the wrong place to post, but Better Chess Openings - For Intermediate Levels Of Play has a front cover of the starting position with one unfortunate mistake.
No, the bottom right squares are white but the publisher has managed to put the kings and queens on the wrong squares.
Oh dear!

This link will work better:

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3jF ... frontcover

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:01 pm

"Chess Moves" is the guest publication on tonight's "Have I got news for you."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:21 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:"Chess Moves" is the guest publication on tonight's "Have I got news for you."
When "Chess Moves" quoted someone (Dominic Lawson?) recalling a game against an opponent purring like a cat, who could it possibly be referring too?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mike Truran » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:40 pm

Hardly the best kept secret in the chess world. I suspect you know who it is, but are too circumspect to say. :roll:

Anyway, it all adds to the great PR that our great game receives and deserves. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andrew Martin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:07 am

The story goes that Simon Williams went 'woof' when Kwiatkowski started his antics and frightened him out of his skin.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterFarr » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:40 am

Well he does genuinely like cats, to be fair. Might ask him what he thinks of his new found fame this afternoon. I'll report back later, if printable.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by PeterFarr » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:42 pm

PeterFarr wrote:Well he does genuinely like cats, to be fair. Might ask him what he thinks of his new found fame this afternoon. I'll report back later, if printable.
When I told him, he just purred.....

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:22 pm

Sunday Times 22.11.2015
Dominic Lawson's column page 30 of the main section:
War without a comprehensive strategy is like playing chess without calculation: possible, but pointless.

Page 11 of the News Reviw.
A substantial article on The London Academy for Excellence in Newham. The caption for the photo 'Social mobility is at the heart of the project for London Academy of Excellence, expanding the options for ambitious students ready to make their next move.'
It is no surprise that the photo shows two males playing chess. BUT, the rather indistinct photo, shows an opening where black has a bishop on h6, pawn g5 and pawn c5. I've given up on White's pieces. Black is gesticulating with his right hand; he may be intending to move.

Why, oh why couldn't they have set up a realistic position? I called them males, because the player of the black pieces (ethnically white) had a full beard and moustache, although dressed like a schoolboy.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:54 am

"Greece was treated like a pawn on a chess board"

Yanis Varoufakis
"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 Kevin Thurlow » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:13 pm

"The London Academy for Excellence in Newham"

Excellence in Newham?

I take it back - they got 5 pupils to Oxbridge, according to their website.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Clive Blackburn » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:22 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"The London Academy for Excellence in Newham"

Excellence in Newham?

I take it back - they got 5 pupils to Oxbridge, according to their website.
Is there any chess connection?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:24 pm

Yes, if you scroll up about three postings.
"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 Roger de Coverly » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:36 pm

The website is at
http://excellencelondon.ac.uk/

It describes a sixth form college, very much an academic hothouse. Presumably selection by GCSE (O levels) is considered OK. If the pupils get any time of their own, it's also the type of environment historically conducive to generating teams of strong chess players.

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