Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:19 am
I try to believe 3 impossible things before breakfast,

When they agreed to Zukhar sitting at the back of he hall, I asked Petra, 'But won't he still be able to affect Viktor?' She responded, 'oh no. The force weakens the further away you are. Who could have known she knew the Inverse Square Law?'
Or it could be she'd just seen the latest Star Wars film?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:01 pm

"...American Football is an open-air chess game disguised as warfare.

There is a lexicon of 'plays' known to any decent footballer, as premeditated as the Ruy Lopez opening,
the Petroff Defence, The Sicilian Defence, The Muzio Gambit, The Queen's Gambit Declined."

Broadcast 9th January 1971. from the book: 'Letters from America 1969-1979' by Alistair Cooke (Penguin 1979).

(not yet finished the book, I'm just getting to Watergate. There maybe more references of chess to come.
The '72 match, Fischer's abdication, Korchnoi's defection and the yogurt protestation happened during that period.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:35 pm

Yesterday at the Queen's Club Tennis. I watched on TV. The match between Simon and Medvedev.
The commentator Gilles said,
'It was like a chess match with a tennis ball.'

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm

I bought a DVD yesterday (Cube One) as part of a 4 for a £1.00 deal. (it had a guy playing chess on the cover so it was a 'must have'.)

One guard was trying to solve a puzzle in a newspaper and we were given a shot of it.

Image
(picture taken from the T.V. screen.)

It is Alekhine - Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914.



However there is no winning shot on for Black. The guard is struggling (obviously) so the other
guard shows him how to mate and we suddenly cut to a chessboard showing this position...



...with White about to mate on g7. (They do show two White dark squared Bishops. )

'That's brilliant' says the first guard and I must admit it is very clever given the two positions we saw.

The film is not too bad. Seen better and watched a lot worse.

Alekhine - Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914.


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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm

Cube One? Cube Zero?
"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 Nick Grey » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:48 pm

ITV3 Poirot. Chess deaths by electrocution of pieces. First 'LIVE' Board homicides?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm

"ITV3 Poirot. Chess deaths by electrocution of pieces. First 'LIVE' Board homicides?"

From Russia With Love (1963). I doubt the Poirot idea was in the original book.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:45 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm
From Russia With Love (1963). I doubt the Poirot idea was in the original book.
It was.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:03 pm

Oh, so it was - (Big Four, published 1927) It's so long since I read it!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:44 am

I had previously seen that episode of Poirot. But if I have forgotten to include it, then it can join the list.

The game in 'From Russia with Love' in the film was Spassky Bronstein. Boris commented on it to me when we were in Gibraltar. They took two pawns off the board.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 am

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/l ... spartanntp

Reported Lewis chess piece on sale today. Rush to Sotheby's with your suitcase of money.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Chess is the theme of today's cartoon in El País by El Roto.
"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 Ian Thompson » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 am
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/l ... spartanntp

Reported Lewis chess piece on sale today. Rush to Sotheby's with your suitcase of money.
A bargain apparently, as it sold at the lowest estimated price.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:04 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Chess is the theme of today's cartoon in El País by El Roto.
So, Justin, who exactly are the 'tertulianos'?
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 am

The cartoon is of two knights, one black and one white; unable to communicate with each other - although close together; marooned in just 4 squares of a chess board unable to escape. It seems to me apposite for Brexit and the Conservative party contest.

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