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Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:02 pm
by Stewart Reuben
Thursday 29th Daily Telegraph.
Column by Allister Heath.
Hence yesterday's latest, expolosive chess move {regarding prologuing pariiament}.
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It is clear the current politically crisis has led to a whle series of chess analogies.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:48 pm
by JustinHorton
Our cup runneth over

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:53 pm
by NickFaulks
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:02 pm
It is clear the current politically crisis has led to a whle series of chess analogies.
But nobody has mentioned funny business with the clock.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:37 pm
by Andy McCulloch
Well, there has already been one increment.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:45 pm
by Stewart Reuben
NICK >But nobody has mentioned funny business with the clock<

I rather think the increment will be beyond 'their' understanding.

How about inventing a quote? 'Proroguing parliament is like an unexpected adjournment in a chess game.'

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:14 pm
by J T Melsom
In the absence of a separate thread on chess references in literature I'll continue to interpret media in the broadest sense.

Bernice Rubens ' The Waiting Game' 1997'. Page 164-165;

It was because she was a constant reminder to them all that wetting one's knickers and going to bed with one's shoes on was an essential rule of the waiting game that they were all playing. She herself, wet and dishevelled, embodied the check, before the final mate.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:18 pm
by J T Melsom
Due to rain at the US Open yesterday I found myself watching Nishikori-Klahn. I didn't catch all of the remark, but the commentator suggested that after Klahn's poor start he should see the first set as similar to a pawn sacrifice. He meant I think that if he could get his patterns of plays sorted and be more comfortable, there would be compensation.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:42 pm
by John McKenna
Andy McCulloch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:37 pm
Well, there has already been one increment.
Andy, that's grossly understating the case.

Setting the record straight -
In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the majority of those who voted chose to leave the European Union.

On 29 March 2017, in writing to European Council President Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 and began the two-year countdown to the UK formally leaving the EU (commonly known as ‘Brexit’).

The UK had long been expected to leave the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019. However, following a House of Commons vote on 14 March 2019, the Government sought permission from the EU to extend Article 50 and agree a later Brexit date.

On 20 March 2019 the Prime Minister wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk, asking to extend Article 50 until 30 June 2019.

Following a European Council meeting the next day, EU27 leaders agreed to grant an extension comprising two possible dates: 22 May 2019, should the Withdrawal Agreement gain approval from MPs; or 12 April 2019, should the Withdrawal Agreement not be approved by the House of Commons.

On 2 April 2019, the Prime Minister announced she will seek a further extension to the Article 50 process and offered to meet the Leader of the Opposition to agree a deal that can win the support of MPs.

At a meeting of the European Council on 10 April 2019, the UK and EU27 agreed to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019.

This paper provides a timeline of the major events leading up to the referendum and subsequent dates of note, looking ahead to expected events as the UK and EU negotiate Britain’s exit.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-7960

Author: Nigel Walker
A sorry chronology, indeed.

But it's not over...

(Surely things can never be the same, though, eh?)

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm
by Phil Neatherway
Joe Haines in a letter to The Times on 29 August concluded:
Politics is like a game of chess where there is no final checkmate./quote]

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:39 am
by Stewart Reuben
And so we have reached Page 200.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:21 am
by John McKenna
Guess who reached that milestone in Feb?

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6627&start=2985#p227683

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:03 pm
by Stewart Reuben
John McKenna, I had never before noticed that thread immediately above.
Perhaps it should be called Soheil's thread'? Surely he must be the most frequent contributor since he joined?! That is a rhetorical question. No need to research it.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:13 pm
by Nick Grey
Midsomer Murders on ITV now. The Sicilian Defence. I've forgotten who did. Occasionally I want to play the Sicilian but forget to play 1...c5.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
by Phil Neatherway
From Private Eye's Dumb Britain section (issue 1503, 23 August):-

Tipping Point, ITV

Ben Shephard: in 1991, 15 year-old Judit Polhgar became the youngest ever international grandmaster of which board game?
Contestant: Monopoly

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:36 pm
by Stewart Reuben
Just on the BBC News at 1.30pm.

Outside parliament a commentator said. 'They are playing a game of 3 dimensional chess. And not many people know how to play that well.

I won't have expressed the English entirely correctly!