Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:43 pm

"I'm assuming that just allows him to draw the boat in the middle of a roundabout?"

I was wondering about that - I can confirm that Osney Mill Marina is not in the middle of a roundabout.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:56 am

Do museums count as media?

If so, I spotted a photo of Le Quang Liem in the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, amongst other successful Vietnamese sports people, with some comments on his prowess at chess. In the photo he was playing White against Eugenio Torre, and, after 2 moves, White had played c4 and d4, and Black had played ...d6 and ...e5. There was nothing to indicate when or where the game was played, and it's not in my database.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:12 pm

From BBC sports:

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One or two signs of players making a move - though Justin Rose fluffs a putt from six feet for birdie, leaving it high and the break doesn't come.
Adam Scott has picked up three shots in seven holes, Phil Mickelson with magic from the sand on three. From a long way out he whips one off the fluffy sand and it's four feet for birdie. After bogey on the first he's gone birdie-birdie.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:23 pm

BBC local radio commentary QPR v Brighton

"It's like a game of chess at the moment. Both sides are feeling each other out. "

Is that what we do when we're playing chess? Not personally!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:03 pm

"There's a game of chess going on" claims Ian Dark on BT Sport 15 minutes into the Juventus-Barcelona CL first leg tie.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:20 pm

Thought it would be online, but can't find it. In the 13 April Shortlist magazine, there is an article about what is means to "be really clever", and it features cameo appearances from Michael Adams and John Nunn (both approached by the writer of the article).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:38 pm

A chess computer cartoon in December 1946 CHESS inspired by Lord Louis Mountbatten.

http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/th ... puters.356

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:39 pm

Radio Times is advertising the Hay Festival (a major literature festival in Hay on Wye). According to them, the "star performers" are, Paula Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling, Helen Fielding and Garry Kasparov.

See https://www.hayfestival.com/p-11636-gar ... n-fry.aspx

Sadly, it is sold out already.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:29 pm

"That is a move from a Grandmaster from Christian Erikson" - BBC1 commentary - now Spurs 2nd goal equaliser. Now 2-2.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:02 pm

Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela was a wel-known drug smuggler from Colombia. He was known as 'THE CHESS PLAYER' because of his ability to stay ahead of his rivals and outwit the authorities. He was first incarcerated in 1995 and is currently in a US jail.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Mon May 08, 2017 2:34 pm

An article in the Daily Telegraph Page 16, on Monday 8 May 2017 by Juliet Samuel, about Brexit.
'That way, when Mr Juncker opens up his Greek playbook, Britain, like a good chess player, will already have though five moves ahead.'

I doubt she knew of Capablanca's comment about only seeing one move ahead - if it was the right one.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Today's Times has a photograph of the Rechtes gegen Linkes Alsteruferturnier, with the caption "Picking up the pieces - Hundreds of young chess players from either side of the Alster river in Hamburg compete in the city's annual left shore v right shore tournament". No article to go with the photograph though. The website says there were 4,240 players, with "Right" beating "Left" 1074-1046.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri May 12, 2017 6:16 am

BBC video clip:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-c ... ling-chess

'How a computer beat the best chess player in the world'

Difficult to believe it has been 20 years! 11 May 1997.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri May 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi Chris,

Just looked at it briefly (at work). One of the opening statements when some guy was talking the media.

"It was probably the most serious coverage for a chess match ever."

Sounds like he was not there in 1972.

I feel sorry for people who do not know how to play chess.
I also feel sorry for those that do but were not around in 1972.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Sat May 13, 2017 2:17 am

Geoff, thanks for those profound words - I do and I was - so no point in feeling sorry for myself.

Can't work out why your own men took pot shots at you - it's not as if you were serving in Vietnam or any such neck of the woods. Was it something personal, perhaps?
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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