Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:16 pm

No, the quote is what they reckoned he said (I assume he was talking about Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson, but I wasn't certain of that so I did not include it)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:18 pm

I'm not succeeding in tracing it.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm

Presumably it was said during the week when the TV play-caller and his colour guys get a chance to sit down face-to-face for private chats with the head coaches of the teams they will be covering on the coming Saturday

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:23 pm

David Bailey:

“I was never that nterested n children. Until they can play chess.”

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:24 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Presumably it was said during the week when the TV play-caller and his colour guys get a chance to sit down face-to-face for private chats with the head coaches of the teams they will be covering on the coming Saturday
If it was said during the week we ought to be able to find it on news media by now, no?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:26 pm

No, not if, as I suggested, it was in a private chat.
I don't actually know that was the case, but that was the implication during the telecast (which has just finished BTW)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:01 am

Interview with Merenzon in which - no, you'll never guess - he comes up with a remarkable figure.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:14 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am
Andrew McGettigan on various match-related issues.
More Andrew McGettigan
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:11 pm

Malcolm Pein playing chess on Sky News. It seems Sky News will be there for the start of the tiebreaks at 3pm.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm

Radio 5 live will have something about the WC match (I caught the word armageddon) after 3 pm this afternoon
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Re: Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:38 pm

From
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ty-contest
Web chess, it transpires, is Test Match Special for people who find cricket too fast-paced

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:29 pm

The World Championship got a mention on the BBC 1 Breakfast programme this morning at about 7:30 am with a brief clip of a game.

The report wasn't particularly accurate though - they said the whole of today's event was called Armageddon chess and that the winner would receive €1 million. Two of the three presenters said chess wasn't for them and one said they thought Caruana had fallen asleep. They did, though, acknowledge that a lot of people did find chess interesting.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:37 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:29 pm
The World Championship got a mention on the BBC 1 Breakfast programme this morning at about 7:30 am with a brief clip of a game.
It was on the BBC News a few minutes ago with video of the final moves of the third rapid play game.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:39 pm

Do you mean on the TV news? The BBC News website has an article but no video:

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen retains World Chess Championship title

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