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Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am
by Chris Rice
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:19 am
I try to believe 3 impossible things before breakfast,

When they agreed to Zukhar sitting at the back of he hall, I asked Petra, 'But won't he still be able to affect Viktor?' She responded, 'oh no. The force weakens the further away you are. Who could have known she knew the Inverse Square Law?'
Or it could be she'd just seen the latest Star Wars film?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:01 pm
by Geoff Chandler
"...American Football is an open-air chess game disguised as warfare.

There is a lexicon of 'plays' known to any decent footballer, as premeditated as the Ruy Lopez opening,
the Petroff Defence, The Sicilian Defence, The Muzio Gambit, The Queen's Gambit Declined."

Broadcast 9th January 1971. from the book: 'Letters from America 1969-1979' by Alistair Cooke (Penguin 1979).

(not yet finished the book, I'm just getting to Watergate. There maybe more references of chess to come.
The '72 match, Fischer's abdication, Korchnoi's defection and the yogurt protestation happened during that period.)

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:35 pm
by Stewart Reuben
Yesterday at the Queen's Club Tennis. I watched on TV. The match between Simon and Medvedev.
The commentator Gilles said,
'It was like a chess match with a tennis ball.'

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm
by Geoff Chandler
I bought a DVD yesterday (Cube One) as part of a 4 for a £1.00 deal. (it had a guy playing chess on the cover so it was a 'must have'.)

One guard was trying to solve a puzzle in a newspaper and we were given a shot of it.

Image
(picture taken from the T.V. screen.)

It is Alekhine - Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914.



However there is no winning shot on for Black. The guard is struggling (obviously) so the other
guard shows him how to mate and we suddenly cut to a chessboard showing this position...



...with White about to mate on g7. (They do show two White dark squared Bishops. )

'That's brilliant' says the first guard and I must admit it is very clever given the two positions we saw.

The film is not too bad. Seen better and watched a lot worse.

Alekhine - Tarrasch, St. Petersburg 1914.


Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm
by JustinHorton
Cube One? Cube Zero?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:48 pm
by Nick Grey
ITV3 Poirot. Chess deaths by electrocution of pieces. First 'LIVE' Board homicides?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
"ITV3 Poirot. Chess deaths by electrocution of pieces. First 'LIVE' Board homicides?"

From Russia With Love (1963). I doubt the Poirot idea was in the original book.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:45 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm
From Russia With Love (1963). I doubt the Poirot idea was in the original book.
It was.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:03 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
Oh, so it was - (Big Four, published 1927) It's so long since I read it!

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:44 am
by Stewart Reuben
I had previously seen that episode of Poirot. But if I have forgotten to include it, then it can join the list.

The game in 'From Russia with Love' in the film was Spassky Bronstein. Boris commented on it to me when we were in Gibraltar. They took two pawns off the board.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 am
by Kevin Thurlow
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/l ... spartanntp

Reported Lewis chess piece on sale today. Rush to Sotheby's with your suitcase of money.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:09 pm
by JustinHorton
Chess is the theme of today's cartoon in El País by El Roto.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:03 pm
by Ian Thompson
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 am
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/l ... spartanntp

Reported Lewis chess piece on sale today. Rush to Sotheby's with your suitcase of money.
A bargain apparently, as it sold at the lowest estimated price.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:04 am
by John McKenna
JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Chess is the theme of today's cartoon in El País by El Roto.
So, Justin, who exactly are the 'tertulianos'?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 am
by Stewart Reuben
The cartoon is of two knights, one black and one white; unable to communicate with each other - although close together; marooned in just 4 squares of a chess board unable to escape. It seems to me apposite for Brexit and the Conservative party contest.