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Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:31 pm
by Paul Buswell
BBC1 at sometime this morning between maybe 6 and 8 had their Mike Bushell previewing an underwater chess tournament. I didn't pay much attention as it was just so naff.

PB

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:23 pm
by JustinHorton
Oh yes, he's been known to promote chessboxing too

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:51 pm
by Stewart Reuben
According to Britain Today, the newspaper published while on the cruise,
Jeremy Hunt has warned Russia not to use UK citizens as pawns in 'diplomatic chess games.'
He seems to have used this analogy a few times.
But I am surprised nobody else has mentioned this. Thus, there may be some mistake.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:00 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Thus, there may be some mistake.
Searching for Jeremy Hunt pawns comes up with a few recent reports.

This one for example
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ing-charge

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:09 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
It's probably Hunt's speechwriter. JH was notorious as being the Health Secretary who believed in homoeopathy.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:18 am
by JustinHorton
Paul Buswell wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:31 pm
BBC1 at sometime this morning between maybe 6 and 8 had their Mike Bushell previewing an underwater chess tournament. I didn't pay much attention as it was just so naff.

PB
Some comment

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am
by Kevin Thurlow
Are there 600 million people who can swim proficiently?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 am
by Mick Norris
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am
Are there 600 million people who can swim proficiently?
No, they're too busy playing chess :wink:

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:53 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:09 pm
It's probably Hunt's speechwriter. JH was notorious as being the Health Secretary who believed in homoeopathy.
Has at least one thing in common with a certain other Jeremy in the UK political arena, then......

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 pm
by Reg Clucas
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am
Are there 600 million people who can swim proficiently?
You don't need to be able to swim - you just need to be able to sink!

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"You don't need to be able to swim - you just need to be able to sink!"

Fair comment - and I can think of at least one English arbiter who would gleefully default a player for drowning!

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:48 pm
by Paul Habershon
You don't need to be able to swim - you just need to be able to sink!
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Reminds me of a warning by a farmer written on a fence surrounding his deep pond: 'THINK', to which someone had added 'OR THWIM'. True story.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:56 pm
by David Sedgwick
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
… I can think of at least one English arbiter who would gleefully default a player for drowning!
Quite right too. A player who drowns has almost certainly left the playing venue during play.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 pm
by LawrenceCooper
David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:25 pm
… I can think of at least one English arbiter who would gleefully default a player for drowning!
Quite right too. A player who drowns has almost certainly left the playing venue during play.
For some reason I am reminded of the flood at Big Slick on seeing your comment :shock:

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:05 pm
by Paul Buswell
fwiw ECF President Dominic Lawson is on BBC Radio 4 'Any Questions;' tonight at 8:00 p.m.

PB