Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:00 pm

Drew Durnil playing Civilization 6 on YouTube as Japan: "It's a game of chess."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Steven DuCharme » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:59 pm

There's an Anand interview on the WION youtube channel dated 4/18/2020
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:41 am

GQ piece on Carlsen, who, depressingly, claims:
hundreds of millions have played or play chess somewhat regularly
"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 David Sedgwick » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:34 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:41 am
GQ piece on Carlsen, who, depressingly, claims:
hundreds of millions have played or play chess somewhat regularly
Can you remind me what you believe the correct figure to be?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:38 am

Could you ask a better question?
"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 David Sedgwick » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:39 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:38 am
Could you ask a better question?
Probably not, so I won't bother to try.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:49 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p088vbks

2 hours 53 minutes in, 2020 Chess talked about on BBC Radio London Sports Show, I thoroughly enjoyed it though wish there was more time!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:16 am

Chess covered by the mainstream sports media https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2020/ ... l-16-year/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:43 pm

Intriguing if frustrating clip from a Soviet cartoon in this tweet. Isn't that a chess set at the start?
"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 Geoff Chandler » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:01 am

".... Isn't that a chess set at the start?"

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Yes.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am

The 7x7 board in the first cartoon was clearly NOT a chess board. Nor even a chess variant. I have never heard of a chess board with an odd number of squares.
The wonderful second cartoon on the other hand, even had the board round the right way.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am
The 7x7 board in the first cartoon was clearly NOT a chess board. Nor even a chess variant. I have never heard of a chess board with an odd number of squares.
Entropy (see viewtopic.php?f=46&t=10745) is played on a 7x7 board. I gave you a set some years ago.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:09 pm

It looks like 7x6 to me.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:10 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am
The 7x7 board in the first cartoon was clearly NOT a chess board
I think those might be knights and a bishop. I also think that cartoons don't necessarily depict objects in the way they appear in the real world
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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