Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:59 am

Magnus reported as topping the Fantasy Football League.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ier-league

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:21 pm

Old news - Leonard Barden already scooped everyone - in the Fantasy Football thread.

Edit: I see you've already acknowledged that there.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:35 pm

No longer top. Something about not having Crystal Palace players John.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:05 am

Thanks, Nick.

CP train just round the corner from me.

Wish I could've tried to persuade a couple to join Magnus & Freddie Ljunberg at Arsenal, but it all went south too soon. Just another broken pipe dream.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:41 am

There was a chess 'joke' on Monday's I'm sorry I haven't a clue . It was in Jack Dee's opening comments about 2 minutes 20 seconds into the programme.

I won't say what it was, just in case someone listens to it and actually finds it funny.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:56 pm

Pretty poor stuff. Maybe they should have axed the show after Humphrey Lyttelton retired.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:58 am

I'm told that chess is back in Coronation Street early in the new year
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:11 am

You have a snout on the Street?
"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 Mick Norris » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:39 am

An ex-MCF President has been the chess adviser to Corrie for much of the last decade, and recently spent a day on set
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:35 am

"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 Tim Spanton » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:42 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:41 am
There was a chess 'joke' on Monday's I'm sorry I haven't a clue . It was in Jack Dee's opening comments about 2 minutes 20 seconds into the programme.

I won't say what it was, just in case someone listens to it and actually finds it funny.
A matter of taste, but I thought it was the best non-technical chess joke I've heard in a long time (but then I am a fan of the show, and of Jack Dee's role in it).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:42 pm

"A matter of taste, but I thought it was the best non-technical chess joke I've heard in a long time (but then I am a fan of the show, and of Jack Dee's role in it)."

And I particularly enjoyed the "herbal bread" joke.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:57 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:42 pm
"A matter of taste, but I thought it was the best non-technical chess joke I've heard in a long time (but then I am a fan of the show, and of Jack Dee's role in it)."

And I particularly enjoyed the "herbal bread" joke.
I didn't get that

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:12 am

Jonathan Rowson's The Moves That Matter is reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:10 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:12 am
Jonathan Rowson's The Moves That Matter is reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement.
Hey, look who the author of the review is! :D

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