Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:30 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:56 am
Angus French wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:08 am
And Boris Johnson in the Telegraph:

Like some chess player triumphantly forking our king and our queen
A much more meaningful analogy than most in this series. He could have added that she has just noticed what has happened, even though it has been obvious to any half serious chess player that the other side has been setting this up for the past eight moves.
Or, if his mood was one of honesty :lol: and taking responsibility for his actions :lol: :lol: :lol: , he would have added that the opening moves to this game were directed by others who gave up and abandoned ship when the consequences become clear to them

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:36 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:19 am
Trent Alexander-Arnold really into it now. Next ECF President?
Also noted today by David Squires in his (brilliant) football cartoons for the Guardian.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:48 pm

Complete with nod
"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 Phil Neatherway » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm

The headline for the Letter from the Political Editor on page 3 of today's i newspaper is:-

May is backed into a corner in this game of 3D Brexit chess.

And in the article itself:-

She is playing the most complex game of three-dimensional chess as she conducts parallel negotiations with Brussles, her Cabinet, her own party and now the DUP.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:34 pm

http://commentcentral.co.uk/may-is-shor ... -kasparov/
Are there any winners to be discerned amidst the chaos of this capitulation? Well yes. M Barnier has shown himself as a sort of Kasparov pitched against Nigel Short in 1993. After much discussion about how that match should be “sequenced”, Mr Short agreed terms that were obviously injurious to his case. He then got thrashed. He would have been thrashed anyway, which is where the analogy perhaps reveals itself as imperfect.

It’s not fair to compare Theresa May to Nigel Short, obviously. Mr Short is a well-regarded grandmaster in his chosen field with a record of success generated by a natural talent. Mrs May on the other hand has managed – in the midst of the greatest opportunity offered to any UK politician in centuries – to continue to draw a salary.
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 John Garnett » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 pm

The One Show, on BBC1 at 7pm tomorrow (the 18th) will have a feature on CSC's work in Teesside

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/tv/o ... y-15292216

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:56 pm

I shall be playing chess in the evening on Thursday 18 Oct. As many know, I have a large collection of chess-related broadcast material. The One Show is not broadcast on catch-up TV. Could somebody please arrange to record it and, if there proves to be enough material, send me a copy?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 pm

My better half was very impressed by the behaviour of the young chess players on the One Show shaking hands. Well done CSC.
It is a shame that this does not happen in every game of chess.
She has been speaking about the programme and we have agreed to a game of Chess on saturday!!!! :o

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:49 pm

John Garnett wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 pm
The One Show, on BBC1 at 7pm tomorrow (the 18th) will have a feature on CSC's work in Teesside

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/tv/o ... y-15292216
On BBC iPlayer it's on from about 2:30 minutes to 7:30 minutes into the recording. I don't think CSC was mentioned (even if it was something they organised).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:27 pm

I just a couple of minutes ago wandered downstairs where my wife has Radio Four on and the first thing I heard was the words "chess champion". It's Loose Ends and Sue Perkins (I think) was talking about playing and being summarily crushed by her late father. The programme began at quarter past so if you listen on iPlayer I guess it'll be seven or eight minutes in.
"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 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:56 am

Today's Sunday Times has a large article on Fabiano Caruana, with a photo of him and a separate one of Carlsen. Naturally it centred on the forthcoming match. It had some material that I didn't know.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:56 am
Today's Sunday Times has a large article on Fabiano Caruana
This is the link, an piece by Dominic Lawson.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fabi ... -k7k66275q

If you are registered with their site, the link may work.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:28 pm

A brief clip o Rex Sinquefield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMdoc7F ... 41112caa7f
followed by Danny King on the IOM.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Closing Gambit - Prince Charles Cinema Leicester Square
There is a screening of Closing Gambit on Sunday 11th November at 18:30. Luckily, it’s a rest day in the world championship!
This new feature film is about the 1978 Karpov - Korchnoi match.
Directed by Alan Byron

https://www.google.com/search?q=closing ... refox-b-ab

Why did it take 40 years?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Alistair Campbell » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:49 pm

From "the Scotsman"'s Weekend Crossword.

13 ac Fool's mate with pawn (5)

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