Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:17 pm

Of course, we must not forget :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXNhL4J_S00 :D
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:56 pm

"Nigel Mansell"

Yes, he was mentioned as well. I doubt he would fly in from IoM, or our own Nigel would dash in from Greece!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:34 am

Falsettos has just opened at 'The Other Palace in London. The.Other.Palace@arts-email.co.uk)
One of the songs is about a child's love of chess and later in the play how his attitude matures as he gets older.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:28 am

Titania McGrath on Twitter:
Thank you @Hasbro for MS MONOPOLY. Woman need this kind of head start in order to help them to feel empowered.

Now we just need MS CHESS, where the Queen lounges about at the back of the board while the King runs around doing all the hard work for a change.
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 Tim Spanton » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:31 pm

From the September issue of Literary Review: "Dealing with German intelligence was 'like playing chess with someone not quite so good as oneself; with the Japanese, it was like setting up the chessboard against an adversary whose one idea was to punch you on the nose'."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 am

I was flicking through BBC1 just now, preparing to turn my TV off. I came across an episode of 'New Tricks' which was already partway over. It was a rerun of an episode called, 'The English Defence'.
The detectives talked about 66 consecutive wins in a one on one match and that must surely be a record. Well, yes. One or both of the plaers would get bored.
Then Denns Waterman spoke about White opening with the Budapest. That would be a clever trick, it being 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5.
There is a chess club in an educational establishment where you see a demonstration board of a design new to me.
The baddie is captured towards the end with his head held close to a board. Dennis picks up a piece, slams it on the board and says, 'Checkmate!'
The episode concludes with a chess game where Dennis falls for Scholar's Mate against another of the detectives.

By the way, I am fairly sure the culprit was supposed to be a strong chessplayer. That is normal, althugh it doesn't invariably apply.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:09 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 am


By the way, I am fairly sure the culprit was supposed to be a strong chessplayer. That is normal, althugh it doesn't invariably apply.
Yes, I expect many remember the Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes villain for whom the quotation goes something like 'Amberley excelled at chess, Watson, one mark of the scheming mind,'

Edited as I couldn't bear the disgrace of omitting the l from Holmes.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:49 pm

VITABIOTICS has an ad on TV with various young children showing precocious talents. One of these is chess.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Upham » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:18 pm

On the most recent episode of The Chase :

During which chess manoeuvre may the King move more than one square ?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:10 pm

From latest Mad Magazine

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Is the cartoon dated? I can't make it out from that image.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:58 pm

Hi Justin

It's No.9 Oct 2019.

I bought it today at the Post Office sending off all my weekend E-Bay sales.
The queue was quite long so I grabbed the mag to browse whilst waiting....end up buying it (£3.25)

This next pic was sent to me today my one of my world wide spies.
I have 100's of them all over the planet looking for anything chess connected.

A bus named after Bobby Fischer.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:00 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Is the cartoon dated? I can't make it out from that image.
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:58 pm

It's No.9 Oct 2019.
The cartoon, not the magazine
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:20 pm

Hi Justin,


No date on cartoon. Caption in black reads: The Joke and Dagger Dept.
Morse code on bottom of cartoon says B.C. P.R.O.H.M.A.T. Artist is Peter Kuper...it's on page 8.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:23 pm

Ah, that's a shame. I'm assuming it's actually an old cartoon.
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