Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:15 pm

Kevin, You are correct. Less and less like a chessboard then.
David, I wrote that I had never seen, nor heard of such a CHESSboard.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:59 pm

They are playing 'Deep Sea Chess' on a 7 (the seven seas) by 6 (the six oceans) board.

The aim is not checkmate but to capture every piece.

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White wins as Black cannot avoid losing their last piece. (space reserved for fish/chess joke which was too corny even for me)

Just out of curiosity I thought I'd google 'Deep Sea Chess' and there is such a site.

https://www.deepseachess.com/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:35 pm

MARIA EAGLE, labout MP, this week introduced the 'Public Advocate Bill' whih intends to appoint an independent adviser to work on behalf of families bereaved in major disasters.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:31 am

Good luck with some of the captions, but this had some points of interest.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/teatrovista ... ity-chess/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Andrew McGettigan for the London Review of Books blog
"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:54 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Andrew McGettigan for the London Review of Books blog
To judge from his grading record, the author has relatively recently returned to highish level amateur OTB chess after a long absence.

http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?f ... de=129029A

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:16 pm

Yeah, I played Andrew in local Oxford chess in the Nineties
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:30 am

Chess, not Checkers NFL draft report from the Pittsburgh Steelers starts with
“Chess doesn’t drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane.” – Bill Hartston
which I assume is the first time Bill has been quoted in an American Football Report, and later has
Were the picks on Friday sexy? No, not really. But chess isn't a flashy game. It's a game that requires skill, intelligence and thinking ahead.
and
The NFL Draft can be likened to chess in a lot of ways. It's strategic. It's a game that rewards those who set themselves up nicely.

The Steelers played on the same board as everybody else, but used different pieces. Whether those pieces are of immediate value or not remains to be seen. However, Kevin Colbert and company may be yelling checkmate as early as 2021's offseason.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:01 pm

Good article Mick. The NFL Draft seems like correspondence chess.

My son misses playing in the British American Football League-maybe 2021 we will see some sport.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:41 pm

File under brief glimpses, but I was just watching series two episode five of the great French occult police series Zone Blanche (Black Spot) and when the inspector from the Department of the Environment, Delphine Garnier, is logging on to her computer, the wallpaper appears to depict a number of chess pieces.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Paul McKeown » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:51 pm

Deleted. Wrong thread.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm

Paul McKeown wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Some people really can't help themselves. They spew forth obnoxious, cretinous shite, as if from some diabolic cloaca. It is written that Jesus wept. He certainly would if were to see some of this trash.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Paul McKeown » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:09 pm

Wrong thread.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:47 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Paul McKeown wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Some people really can't help themselves. They spew forth obnoxious, cretinous shite, as if from some diabolic cloaca. It is written that Jesus wept. He certainly would if were to see some of this trash.
??
What thread was it supposed to be in?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:07 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:47 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Paul McKeown wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Some people really can't help themselves. They spew forth obnoxious, cretinous shite, as if from some diabolic cloaca. It is written that Jesus wept. He certainly would if were to see some of this trash.
??
What thread was it supposed to be in?
It actually is in the "Worrying times" thread.
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