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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:50 am

Can't see the comparison myself - Hitler was very much in favour of a united Europe

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:53 am

JustinHorton wrote:
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.
Presumably they were acquainted at some point via the Spectator?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:42 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:50 am
Can't see the comparison myself - Hitler was very much in favour of a united Europe
Neither can I (comprehend the comparison).

And, as Theresa embarrassingly waltzes off in the wake of Cameron's cringing caramba, I'm reminded of -

"You know, not many people know this but he was a terrific dancer." (Franz Liebkind)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:50 am
Can't see the comparison myself - Hitler was very much in favour of a united Europe
You can take the hack out of The Sun, but you can't take The Sun out of the hack.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:53 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:53 am
JustinHorton wrote:
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.
Presumably they were acquainted at some point via the Spectator?
Also Dominic Lawson of course, namechecked by ajohnson when speaking at the London Chess Classic. The Spectator itself is very much an old boys' network in itself.
"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 John McKenna » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm

A caller to LBC Radio put it to James O'(lier than thou)Brien that Bozo and his new chief advisor, Dominic Cummings, had both worked at the Spectator - something that the chief mouthpiece of remain doubted.

Meanwhile on that paragon of polity, the BBC, mention was made of men playing chess in cafes during episode 3 of The Great Romantic (a new biography of Neville Cardus) -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00070kh
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:43 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:23 pm
A caller to LBC Radio put it to James O'(lier than thou)Brien that Bozo and his new chief advisor, Dominic Cummings, had both worked at the Spectator
By my count he's written seven articles for them, which I wouldn't really count as working there, though it's not peanuts either.

Of course, what "working at" means these days may be a bit harder to define than it used to be, though I'd reckon if you have a regular column, you do, even if you never physically show up there. (So by that definition Ray works there, though you could challenge that on other grounds, notably the unlikelihood that somebody so indolent writes all the words that appear under his name.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:04 pm

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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.
Amin stepped away completely from chess a few years ago now; the MCF very much valued his contributions over the years, and he was very helpful to me when I was President
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:20 pm

Now he's being pushed out of politics on principle - his.

Of course, if he had none he could have hoped to rise like a rocket in the new administration of nepotism & cronyism.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mark Hannon » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:25 am

https://click.e.bbcmail.co.uk/?qs=c51c0 ... fe929ee5af

Film featuring a chess scene with Liam Neeson, who famously has “A very particular set of skills”. I don’t know the film at all but the chess picture that’s on the BBC website looks quite authentic.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:12 pm

The Spanish-language trailer gives us a bit of chess plus the set and position at the start
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:29 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:53 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:18 am


They may share some friends as well as some characteristics.
Presumably they were acquainted at some point via the Spectator?
Also Dominic Lawson of course, namechecked by ajohnson when speaking at the London Chess Classic. The Spectator itself is very much an old boys' network in itself.
Ah yes this is what I was looking for
"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 Andy Stoker » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Old news, obviously - but I discovered these by accident - Bobby Fischer in 1958 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN1FcljFSjY

and 1972 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIE3CFNpZ5Y

Fascinating

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 pm

I think I may have seen those before. But thank for bringing them back. It shows unequivocally that Bobby wasn't autistic.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:10 pm

How does it do that then
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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