Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by James Pratt » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm

Justin, I think tablas in Spanish means draw. I once had a book with that title anyways. btw, who saw 'Chess Moves' feted on 'Have I Got News For You?' It wasn't much of a mench. Completely off topic --

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Robertson » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 pm

James Pratt wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Justin, I think tablas in Spanish means draw. I once had a book with that title anyways
So what? Tablero de ajedrez means 'chessboard'

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:39 pm

At the 1992 murder trial of Paul Ferris a guard heard Ferris and Woodman (a witness for the prosecution)
playing chess in solitary confinement by shouting the moves out to each other.

This was offered as proof that Ferris knew Woodman well enough for Ferris to tell Woodman he was guilty.

Ferris denied he ever played Woodman at chess but happened to be listening in as Woodman played someone
else at chess and Ferris had to to explain to them the "...intricacies of castling."

page 153, 'No Final Solution' by Douglas Skelton.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 pm

Commentator at last night's Russia v Egypt World Cup match - "This has become a chess match in the home town of Boris Spassky - remember him?"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:51 am

Jonathan Pearce, God help us all
"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 LawrenceCooper » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:00 pm

"will be much more of a chess match" claims the summariser on the South Korea-Mexico match compared to Mexico-Germany.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:28 pm

The late Charles Krauthammer on his chess addiction.
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 Nick Thomas » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:45 pm

Been watching Downton Abbey. Season 5 they had the Russians playing chess (Boris the Blade from Lock Stock...)!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:10 am

Brian Towers wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:28 pm
The late Charles Krauthammer on his chess addiction.
Maybe he should have spent more time on chess and less on promulgating neoconservative dogma.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:01 pm

Today's Sports section of the Daily Telegraph. Note by Simon Briggs about Andy Murrray's win at Eastbourne against Stan Wawrinka.
'Eastbourne's centre court resembled the perfect checkerboard, witrh its neat mowed stripes, and Murray controlled it so intelligently that he could have been playing chess. ..Murray won 6-1, 6-3.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Robertson » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm

I kid you not. Someone thinks 'Love Island' is Chess with tits :shock:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:07 pm

David. I think you should tell Chris Fegan right away. It will solve all his ECF problems.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:27 pm

Some time ago
John McEnroe said 'unlike chess where you can tip the king over. Here you hve to play until the bitter end. But here you get to shake the hand of the King.'

I did see Dennis Taylor resign in the World Championship the year AFTER he had won it. But it was only one ball from the end.

I think it is only the mind games where people resign. it is true for bridge when you can see the final outcome.

When chess is a spectator sport, I think people resign too early.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 pm

I think it was Larsen who said that GMs should only resign when even a fairly weak club player can understand why.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:27 pm
I did see Dennis Taylor resign in the World Championship the year AFTER he had won it. But it was only one ball from the end.
Ronnie O'Sullivan famously "resigned" when 4-1 down to Stephen Hendry in the best-of-17 frames Quarter Finals of the 2006 UK Championship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYjIV54egio

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