Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 10, 2016 12:06 pm

Why is Petrosian "mysterious"? Petrosian and Kasparov didn't give the impression they were mad.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 10, 2016 12:07 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Matthew Turner wrote:Perhaps not particularly surprising or interesting

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05 ... pion-anat/
Complete with the obligatory(?) 'Five men mad about the game' feature at the bottom (which for some reason names Paul Morphy as a World Champion - that should really only be done with the caveat 'unofficial').
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 10, 2016 12:08 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:Why is Petrosian "mysterious"? Petrosian and Kasparov didn't give the impression they were mad.
But they played chess!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Tue May 10, 2016 12:18 pm

... Complete with the obligatory(?) 'Five men mad about the game' feature at the bottom (which for some reason names Paul Morphy as a World Champion - that should really only be done with the caveat 'unofficial').
Perhaps any caveat should include -
... on his return to America in May, 1859... not long afterward, and having issued, without response, a final challenge offering to yield the odds of pawn and move to any player in the world, he declared his career as a chessplayer finally and definitely closed - a declaration to which he held with unbroken resolution during the whole of the remainder of his life. (Charles de Maurian's Obituary of Paul Morphy, The New Orleans Times-Democrat, Sunday, July 13th, 1884.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue May 10, 2016 10:31 pm

Cardinals bonding over chess in clubhouse

Matheny had three chess boards installed for the team in April

http://m.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article ... r-together

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed May 11, 2016 12:21 pm

Carlsen interview

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/ ... y-karjakin

It manages to avoid the dubious claim as to the number of chess players in the world.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 pm

...but not a couple of dubious claims about the chessboxing freak show.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed May 11, 2016 2:19 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:Carlsen interview

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/ ... y-karjakin

It manages to avoid the dubious claim as to the number of chess players in the world.
But a similar claim is made here:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/grand-ches ... in-belgium

The closing frame of the video uses the 500 million statistic (it is a very nice video apart from that).

Counterbalance:

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... f-fun.html

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 12, 2016 7:07 am

I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess, called Checkmate me in St Louis:crossing continents
By David Edmonds, co author of Bobby Fischer goes to war.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu May 12, 2016 8:21 am

"I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess"

You probably read it on this forum!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu May 12, 2016 8:43 am

David Edmonds also has an article out as part of the BBC Magazine section:

Creating the world's new chess capital

I believe that is Edmonds at the top in the first picture?

The radio programme mentioned above can be heard here after broadcast:

Checkmate Me in St Louis (BBC Radio 4, 28 minutes)

Part of the 'Crossing Continents' strand of programming.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Thu May 12, 2016 8:45 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"I am told there is a program at 11 am today on Radio 4 about chess"

You probably read it on this forum!
Actually, I got an email from someone who was at school with David Edmonds :wink:
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu May 12, 2016 2:56 pm

Interesting programme, but I felt it was the sort of programme that would have benefited from being filmed and shown on T.V. instead of radio.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andrew Bak » Sun May 15, 2016 12:06 pm

There was an interesting analogy on Sky Sports talking about the swap of Kvyat and Verstappen in Formula 1.

"It's like a game of chess where the king has sacrificed the Knight for a Bishop."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun May 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Presumably a reference to en passant would have been too esoteric.

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