Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:57 pm

Hou Yifan and Judit Polgar on the World Service
"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 IanCalvert » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:59 pm

BBC commentary on Sweden v Switzerland before game (not verbatim)

It will be like a chess game... Is that your way of saying it will be drab? (Gary L) ... Yes

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andy Price » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:37 pm

It was a poor game, But Swiss Manager got a mention during commentary!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:51 pm

Here's another reason why the Russian fans will be cheering for England on Wednesday night.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:01 pm

… take a chess set and you’ve got a friend for life from ECF website

Whilst it will be great to have the metrics into prisons it will also be nice to know how many sets/pieces are stolen over the next few years.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:02 am

Spotted by John Emms in Heathrow Monday.
An ad for Boodles. A bracelet on the wrist of an attractive woman.
She is eying a chess set on a board which seems to be around the right way.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 pm

Earl Bostic and his trumpet player play chess
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm

The Boodles Advert Stewart mentioned.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm
The Boodles Advert Stewart mentioned.

The board may be the right way round, but it appears White must have under-promoted one of her pawns to a Bishop!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 pm

And both White rooks are en prise! (Or Black's queenside rook is en prise if it is White to move).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:11 am

Unexpected appearance of chess in a football podcast
"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 Stewart Reuben » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:08 pm

And to think, Hikaru managed to hold me to a draw in an open masters in Trinidad. Oh, he was 10 years old at the time.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:30 pm

I just spoken to Boodles about their ad featuring an attractive young woman playing. That is a bit further upthread.
Her name is ARIZONA MUSE and she is a top model.
The campaign comes to an end at the end of this month. That is a typical problem. We only get to hear of the campaign involving chess long after it has been launched. But just occasionally one strikes gold.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:49 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm
The Boodles Advert Stewart mentioned.

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I reckon that set's from Chess and Bridge because I have what I think is an identical one a few feet away from where I'm sitting. Comes in a black bag.
"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 Andrew Varney » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:09 pm

I wonder if we can work anything out, by retrograde analysis, about which White pawn under-promoted?

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