Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:19 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote: Image
Very nicely observed.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:56 pm

"This is speed chess and you were checkmated 300 moves ago" was the unlikely line from a computer hacker in tonight's episode of the new version of Hawaii Five 0.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:42 pm

Somebody needs to tell them that checkmate ends the game.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

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"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:29 pm

Two unlikely recruits for Atherton Chess Club

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/nor ... s/?ref=rss

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:44 am

That is Jovanka Houska v Jonathan Speelman at the 2004 Staunton Memorial. (0-1 in 69)

Maybe they should ask for an advertisement fee.

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Re: Media comments on chess

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"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Burrows » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:53 am

JustinHorton wrote:Alexandre Bissonnette
Front page of today's Times has a photo of him sat at a chess board

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Gordon Morse » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:29 pm

From last Saturday's 'Guardian':

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... hess-moves

Shame he wasn't at the club last night!
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:33 am

Leon Watson writes "English Woodpushers in thetop 100" above a picture of Michael Adams http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02 ... edly-made/
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:44 am

Joshua Gibbs wrote:Leon Watson writes
You could assume he's being ironic.

It's something of a non-story, since if Hou Yinfan hadn't played at Gibraltar and a male GM of equivalent rating had taken her place and achieved the same results, he would equally have faced 7 female players.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:55 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Joshua Gibbs wrote:Leon Watson writes
You could assume he's being ironic.

It's something of a non-story, since if Hou Yinfan hadn't played at Gibraltar and a male GM of equivalent rating had taken her place and achieved the same results, he would equally have faced 7 female players.
yes but someone who has no knowledge of chess and was reading the telegraph wouldnt know this and get the wrong nuance of the word. I think the point was she didnt play the womans to be there?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 am

Joshua Gibbs wrote: I think the point was she didnt play the womans to be there?
The protest was that she played 7 from 10 female players. Given that pairing systems take no account of gender, that can only be caused by the relative ratings.

You could argue that the pairing rules are wrong, but that requires a proposition of an alternative.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:08 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Joshua Gibbs wrote: I think the point was she didnt play the womans to be there?
The protest was that she played 7 from 10 female players. Given that pairing systems take no account of gender, that can only be caused by the relative ratings.

You could argue that the pairing rules are wrong, but that requires a proposition of an alternative.
ok you are right. Shes from a traditionally chauvinistic culture so I hail her stand.
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