Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm

I think there is only one chess game Turing played that is extant, it is fair to say that the quality was not excessively high.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:51 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 pm
I think there is only one chess game Turing played that is extant, it is fair to say that the quality was not excessively high.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1356927

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:11 pm

Note that the game is actually played by "Turochamp", the computer that Turing devised with David Champernowne. Turing was certainly a fine runner, on the fringes of selection for international marathon honours.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:28 pm

According to chessgames, as above, NO computer was involved in the game.
It was an algorithm worked out on paper. That is pretty amazing.
But a human must have resigned when White was about to go queen for rook down.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:39 pm

Edinburgh Evening News today (page 33)

A piece in the 'Remember when...' section with a few pictures about Smyslov 1969 simul.

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In a larger scan I think this is Alastair White (he got a draw.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Mark Kermode's list of 25 of the best children's films includes Queen of Katwe.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:15 pm

"According to chessgames, as above, NO computer was involved in the game.
It was an algorithm worked out on paper."

To clarify, I meant in the traditional meaning of "computer", not what we would currently think of. In those days, staff doing calculations would be called "computers". And of course, RAF used "Dalton Computers" for a long time, and indeed they are still used.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 am

I am being treated to this ad on the internet today

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Paul Cooksey » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:53 am

consider yourself lucky; facebook thinks I might want to buy a sniper dvd...

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Angus French » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 am

Mohammed Amin has been in the news recently. See here (and also here and here). There's no mention of chess but Mohammed is an ECF member and has represented Manchester Chess Federation at ECF meetings.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger Lancaster » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:16 am

Angus French wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 am
Mohammed Amin has been in the news recently. See here (and also here and here). There's no mention of chess but Mohammed is an ECF member and has represented Manchester Chess Federation at ECF meetings.
LOL, questioning Boris's moral fitness, whatever next?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:38 am

Is this the same gentleman who was at the BCF in some financial role in the mid 1980s? If so, I seem to remember him standing up to RDK OBE on various matters. (And I suspect there are more than a few similarities between Johnson and Keene).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Angus French » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:43 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:38 am
Is this the same gentleman who was at the BCF in some financial role in the mid 1980s? If so, I seem to remember him standing up to RDK OBE on various matters. (And I suspect there are more than a few similarities between Johnson and Keene).
Oh yes, that's him. He was BCF Finance Director. He's quoted in a Kingpin piece.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:18 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:38 am
Is this the same gentleman who was at the BCF in some financial role in the mid 1980s? If so, I seem to remember him standing up to RDK OBE on various matters. (And I suspect there are more than a few similarities between Johnson and Keene).
They may share some friends as well as some characteristics.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:31 am

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:16 am
LOL, questioning Boris's moral fitness, whatever next?
And comparing him to Hitler, in case we didn't get the message.

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