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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:02 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
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JustinHorton wrote:
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Radomir Antic has died, and English people who remember him are most likely to remember him for this, though in Spain he's better remembered as the manager of Atlético's double-winning side in 1996. What's this got to do with chess and media? Well I didn't know until today that Leontxo García had written a book about him.
Sid Lowe writes of Antic that he "played chess".
Which can of course mean almost literally anything ;)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:15 pm

Well yes
"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 JustinHorton » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:37 am

Today's cartoon in El Diario has a chess theme
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:09 pm

Today's Sunday TimesNiall Frguson

Kenneth Rogoff (2M USA 2505 born 1953. I don't remember when he was last active) - one of Harvard's few onservative professors wrote last week of an 'economic catastrophe - likely to rival or exceed any recession in the last 150 years', with lingering effects, potentially leading to a 'global depression'. The pandemiv was akin to an 'alien invasion'.

This is just quoting, not everybody holds the same views.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:08 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Today's Sunday TimesNiall Frguson

Kenneth Rogoff (2M USA 2505 born 1953. I don't remember when he was last active) - one of Harvard's few onservative professors
Ken has not played seriously since 1980, although he has evidently not forgotten how to play, as he showed in a blitz game against Magnus Carlsen in 2012. I do not know in what sense he is considered to be "conservative".

This is the article on which the ST piece is presumably based.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/comme ... ff-2020-04

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:05 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:08 am
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:09 pm
Today's Sunday TimesNiall Frguson

Kenneth Rogoff (2M USA 2505 born 1953. I don't remember when he was last active) - one of Harvard's few onservative professors
Ken has not played seriously since 1980, although he has evidently not forgotten how to play, as he showed in a blitz game against Magnus Carlsen in 2012. I do not know in what sense he is considered to be "conservative".

This is the article on which the ST piece is presumably based.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/comme ... ff-2020-04
Well, generally speaking "chief economists" at the IMF are not known for radical leftism.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 pm

In the specific case of Ken Rogoff, who I don't particularly think of as a conservative, he badly damaged his reputation with a paper published not long after the financial crash the conclusions of which rested on incorrect data. (This doesn't often come up when he's mentioned in chess literature.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:13 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:37 am
Today's cartoon in El Diario has a chess theme
More depiction of chess in El Diario. (I guess the idea is to suggest that kids are playing chess during lockdown, which of course some are, but that's a weird photo when you look at it.)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 pm
In the specific case of Ken Rogoff, who I don't particularly think of as a conservative, he badly damaged his reputation with a paper published not long after the financial crash the conclusions of which rested on incorrect data. (This doesn't often come up when he's mentioned in chess literature.)
Yes, I do recall that.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:11 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:03 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:10 pm
In the specific case of Ken Rogoff, who I don't particularly think of as a conservative, he badly damaged his reputation with a paper published not long after the financial crash the conclusions of which rested on incorrect data. (This doesn't often come up when he's mentioned in chess literature.)
Yes, I do recall that.
The work in question is “This time is different” which is often quoted as a justification for ‘austerity’ measures. An incorrect piece of data was used for New Zealand (simply inputting a 9 rather than a 4 from memory). Whether than invalidates the conclusions and narrative is open to question. Most of the things said about the work are probably a bit unfair (including that it justifies austerity measures). It isn’t the easiest read :roll:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:10 am

They have a live game of Lock Down Chess on the Jeremy Vine show. (ch. 5)

They are using a new kind of T.V. notation. 'Queen up two and behind the pawn' and calling a Rook a castle.

They are currently here, more moves have been made and some more will appear tomorrow.

Jeremy Vine is White.


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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:42 pm

I clicked on the email ad for VIRGIN MEDIA EDIT. It was an alert about what can be done using their system.
The very first material shows a child playing chess with a remote opponent using cameras to display the position. The board is round the right way and the child is winning.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:02 am

Saw a TV ad for SAN MIGUEL BEER Tuesday evening.
There was a very brief glimpe of a chess board and set.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:26 pm

GM JAMES PLASKETT is quoted fairly extensively in an article in today's Daily Telegraph on Page 22. The title is 'THE COUGHING MAJOR: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED'. 0f course it is about 'Who want to be a millionaire'.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neville Twitchell » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:24 am

Hi Stewart,
You might like to see the thread on "Not Chess" for further discussion on the topic.

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