Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John McKenna » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:03 pm

American eye candy + o/l chess -> 60k Slavs
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:11 pm

Midsomer Murders at a chess tournament again. One advantage of my short term memory loss an hour in is no idea who done it

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:05 pm

Well I've just finished watching it and I'm still not sure!
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm

If that's the one I have seen in the past, at least its portrayal of chess is rather more realistic than quite a few similar efforts.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 pm

From the Barclays Retirement Fund website.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:28 pm

There's a kid playing chess in the sponsor's credits before ITV's Tipping Point as well.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:07 pm

Barclays - gxf8=Q+ looks a good reply to the move about to be played.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm

And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett.

I was going to quote chunks of it but really, there's a lot of it and it's all so loathsome you might as well read it all.

On TV tomorrow (Monday) if you live on the right region.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mark Hannon » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:27 pm

Episode on Talking Pictures TV channel 81 on Freeview and other platforms with a chess based plot

Mon 24 Feb 20
21:00
Special Branch
Fool's Mate. 1970. Stars: Derren Nesbitt, Fulton Mackay, Morris Perry. mBritain's top code breaker is forced to mingle with Communist players during a chess tournament, Inman stays close.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:58 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm
And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett.
At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all).
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:15 am

Watched first episode of Hunters. Al Pacino is mated straight from the opening (Fool's Mate)

Then a chess game is played with prisoners from a concentration camp acting as the pieces on a giant chessboard,
(A field with the grass mowed into a chequered pattern) and the pieces have to execute who they are told to capture.

A protest have been lodged from the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland

Inaccurate Holocaust 'Death Chess' Scenes is part of the headline which then
goes onto to refer to a chess piece not being captured but ''knocked off the board.'

https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/23/auschwit ... -12287546/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:32 am

John Clarke wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:58 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm
And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett.
At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all).
Oh for sure. I only noticed because the story popped up on a friend's Facebook, due I think to either their child or a friend of their child being one of the ripped-off employees. And I saw the photo and thought isn't that Dave Hackett?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger Lancaster » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:32 am
John Clarke wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:58 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:22 pm
And today's chess player in the news for discreditable business practices is Dave Hackett.
At least they didn't call him a chess master (or indeed reference the game at all).
Oh for sure. I only noticed because the story popped up on a friend's Facebook, due I think to either their child or a friend of their child being one of the ripped-off employees. And I saw the photo and thought isn't that Dave Hackett?
Hmm, you mean it's not actually a "Media comment on chess" but simply something which should be in the public domain?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am

It's a media story involving a chessplayer
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger Lancaster » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:45 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:19 am
It's a media story involving a chessplayer
Yes, I understand that - and late payment or [worse still] non-payment of wages undoubtedly causes hardship, as well as being unlawful, so I'm certainly not condoning it. To be clear, I'd never heard of Dave Hackett before this arose and I don't know the full story here - maybe the café chain has been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy for years. But I'm vaguely uncomfortable over when it's appropriate to use this forum to highlight someone's less-than-desirable but non-chess activity. I can see that, if someone was a murderer or a paedophile, there would be an overwhelming public interest argument - and the same probably applies to the story, in a separate thread on this forum and involving entirely different people, concerning considerable sums of pension fund money. Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned but I'm much less sure in this present case.

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