Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:26 pm

I notice that one of those wretched meerkats on advertisements was playing chess yesterday.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 pm

I don't think I'd previously been aware of Ned Beatty and Gene Hackman playing chess in Superman II (which I've not seen)

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but before I'd properly identified it, I also came across this, which I really have no idea about.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:09 am

Boris Johnson is gearing up for a multi dimensional game of chess if I heard correctly during his speech which allegedly has something to do with his vision of the future.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:47 am

He may have acquired the line from the creeps at the IEA
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Gerard Killoran » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 pm

Here's an old item from The Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 18 April 1911, which doesn't count as history...
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 pm

Man City stayed up, as they will probably do again this season. But in 1911, weren't they still three years short of Capablanca's first meeting with Lasker?
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Post by NickFaulks » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:10 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:56 pm
But in 1911, weren't they still three years short of Capablanca's first meeting with Lasker?
I claim no erudition in chess history, but according again to Wikipedia

"In 1911, Capablanca challenged Lasker for the World Chess Championship. Lasker accepted his challenge while proposing 17 conditions for the match. Capablanca objected to some of the conditions, which favored Lasker, and the match did not take place".

This would seem to make the story plausible.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 am

1921 Was when the match took place Capablanca won easily.

10 years earlier teams like BUry Were the team to beat

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:04 pm

There's a new film coming to Netflix shortly.

Made in Poland, the setting is a match between a US player and a Soviet player during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coldest_Game

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:48 pm

"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 Alan Kennedy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 am

You can see a picture of Phil Ehr (former ECF CEO) playing chess whilst on the campaign trail for congress http://bit.ly/3boeEuP

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:53 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 am
1921 Was when the match took place Capablanca won easily.

10 years earlier teams like BUry Were the team to beat
Bradford City had their best-ever season in 1911 - 5th in Division One, and the FA Cup.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:13 pm

Coronavirus cruise ship in quarantine: passengers reduced to playing chess.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:31 pm

“The staff has tried to bolster spirits but you can only play so many games of trivia,” said passenger Angela Jones.

The report claims all the passenger's are "healthy" and as regards coronavirus claims are made in the article that they are not infected because the end of the 2 week cruise - which first sailed from Hong Kong - has now been reached.

However, I recently read that the incubation period for this coronavirus infection has been found to continue for up to 24 days and not 14 days as originally believed.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:10 pm

"Coronavirus cruise ship in quarantine: passengers reduced to playing chess."

I'd be tempted by the whisky tasting.

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