Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:51 pm

Susan Polgar 14 mins · St. Louis, MO, United States ·

Chess quote of the day by Irish footballer Roy Keane:
"If you're worried about the physical side (fearing concussion) of any sport, then play chess!"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:36 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Susan Polgar 14 mins · St. Louis, MO, United States ·

Chess quote of the day by Irish footballer Roy Keane:
"If you're worried about the physical side (fearing concussion) of any sport, then play chess!"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41488454

I have been to at least three chess matches where players have been injured (two resulting in broken bones).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:36 am

I have known of 4 cases where people have died at the chessboard., well may be 5 - but I think that was just a story. Poker just once.
But broken bones only once in chess - and never in poker. Neil has intrigued me.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:01 am

No broken bones but regarding bad losers here is the three minute Official trailer of the film Closing Gambit which features the 1978 match between Karpov and Korchnoi including a very impressive number of comments from Kasparov, Short, Adams, Stean, King, Conquest, Hort, Kaidanov, Gelfand, Svidler, Sutovsky, Topalov, Anand and Ray Keene. Due out in Spring 2018.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 am

Neil Graham wrote:I have been to at least three chess matches where players have been injured (two resulting in broken bones).
There was the Notts v G Man U150 (?) match at Sherwood a few years back, where we lost a player on the way to an emergency appendix operation, and also Dave Pardoe had to stop playing due to a back problem; the Notts player sportingly agreed to a draw

Look forward to hearing Neil's other stories :shock:
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 Stewart Reuben » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:35 am

Closing Gambit . It's amazing the number of feature length films where chess plays a major role. I haven't even seen the new 'Magnus' film yet.
Could it be there are more such films than for any other sport?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:54 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:I have known of 4 cases where people have died at the chessboard., well may be 5 - but I think that was just a story. Poker just once.
But broken bones only once in chess - and never in poker. Neil has intrigued me.
I was playing in a match against Grantham last night and was discussing this with club stalwart Fred Jones. In a match between Sutton-in-Ashfield (now Ashfield) Chess Club and Grantham which was held in our upstairs club room, Fred's father Arthur fell down a flight of stairs having misjudged where the steps were as he was wearing new bi-focals. Arthur fractured a number of ribs. His opponent gracefully resigned the game and all the other games were immediately agreed as draws. Fred told me that his father was in such pain that they had to detour to Newark Hospital and that his father was kept as an in-patient overnight. This would have been around 1980 I guess.

The other match where I was in attendance was a SCCU county match where I was representing Hampshire against Berkshire at Bracknell. As usual this was played in a hall where there was a raised stage on which a number of games took place. One of the visiting Hampshire players fell off the stage and broke his ankle. I recall that Ian Stenhouse took the player to hospital and that Hampshire had to concede both games. This would have been in 1970 - I can probably work out the exact date.


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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Robertson » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:57 pm

Interview with Gary Kasparov after his car crash in London a few days back

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:23 pm

David Robertson wrote:Interview with Gary Kasparov after his car crash in London a few days back
Here's the game (if I've read the manuscript correctly)



Garry's favourite number 13 as well.

After the dubious 12. c5, you have to play 13. cxd6 to stay in the game a bit worse. 11. .. b6 is slightly unusual and you probably have to meet it by taking on a5.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:06 pm

"It's going to be a game of chess between these two this afternoon" 5 live commentator on Newcastle-Southampton.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 am

Hi Lawrence,

It seems scarcely a week passes these days without some football commentator
somewhere comparing the game they are watching to a game Chess. I first heard
it used way back in 1965 during the cup final between Liverpool and Leeds.

Tennis, Cricket and Snooker are frequently compared to chess by some hack
who is bored but a few weeks ago I hear one that seemed to be apt. Bowls.

Close. You mate the white jack with one piece (bowl) using the other
pieces (bowls) to keep your opponents men away. (blocking).

This guy...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Noble_(sportsman)

....will know about it than me.

"Mark Fredrick Noble (born 30 September 1962) is a New Zealand chess and lawn bowls player."

PS:
I googled 'Mating the Jack' just to see if I had stumbled upon a Bowls term.
I succeeded in awakening a whole load of YouTube vid's of Jack Russell Terriers Mating.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:18 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:It seems scarcely a week passes these days without some football commentator
somewhere comparing the game they are watching to a game Chess. I first heard
it used way back in 1965 during the cup final between Liverpool and Leeds.
I remember reading about a newspaper report from 1962 which described the Spurs-Rangers Cup-Winners' Cup tie as "a game of electric chess". Can't recall now which book I saw it in, except it was one of those pot-pourri ones that looked at all aspects of chess, including writing that was either about the game or referred to it. I never saw the newspaper story itself, either. Might have been Geoffrey Green in The Times, which we didn't take.
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Brown » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Times crossword today, 10 ac; Inability to get on with jaded partner (9)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:39 pm

Checkmate, Stalemate, Lev Alburt.....

(is the clue is wrong, Ray Keene has only got 8 letters. :) )

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