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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:29 am

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:27 am
Does anyone else remember an episode from a few years ago which featured Chess Monthly in the guest publication round.
I don't think it was Malcolm's Chess Monthly, rather it was the ECF's Chess Moves newsletter.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 am

Lawrence posted this in November 2015. Said it was 'Chess Moves.'

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:21 am

"Bobby Fischer Live"

I watched it last night.

Oddly, there are occasional good bits, but I'm amazed that the "goofs" listed on IMDB are in a short list.

We have the usual board the wrong way round, Fischer having white in Game 3 in the 1972 Spassky match (and playing 1.Nf3), a simul in the 50s with plastic pieces on the thin flexible boards used a lot in tournaments, (with a-h and 1-8 down the sides), clock settings wrong in Spassky match (I think the type of clock actually changed during one game), but the table used actually looked reasonably accurate.

The guy playing Boris Spassky portrayed him speaking much worse English than the real Spassky
The guy playing Henry Kissinger portrayed him speaking much better English than the real Kissinger.

Dr Zukhar (called Zerkov here) was there, practising before the Karpov - Korchnoi match. (That bit can't be true? You lose track.)

But the credits are pure gold, Lombardy is written as "Lombardie", and yet...

A character called Jennifer Acon is played by Caro Kann.

Genius.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:19 am

Hi Kevin,

Did you spot the it was the same location for the Brooklyn house and the house in Iceland.

I never got as far as the credits. I switched off just as the 1992 match was starting.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:02 pm

"Did you spot the it was the same location for the Brooklyn house and the house in Iceland."

My concentration was going by then! I had to re-look at the credits this morning to ensure I hadn't imagined Caro Kann.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:20 pm

"It's a game of chess, Man, that's all it is - a game of chess." Drew Durnil playing Rome on deity-level true-start-location in Civilisation VI.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:34 pm

Is this any good, do we think?

(0ne of two shows I found on Netflix with chess-themed posters.)
"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 Roger de Coverly » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:48 pm

No mention of chess, but a familiar face and name in this report.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 pm

Justin
I have not yet managed to purchase a copy of 'The Coldest Game' film. But I have purchased a copy of the original book. It hasn't arrived yet.

Roger Demis Hassabis being a member of an important government committee puts it up in my estimation. He will be very objective.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri May 01, 2020 12:06 pm

The article is more pessimistic than that, Stewart. It is unclear what influence (if any) Demis has, or what role he has, though he is described as a 'full participant'. Hopefully his AI (medical data mining and analysis?) angle on things will help. I'll post more in another thread.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri May 01, 2020 1:32 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 12:06 pm
'. Hopefully his AI (medical data mining and analysis?) angle on things will help.
Its relevance escapes me. It's a vitally important organisation during a grave crisis, not a brainstorming exercise.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sat May 02, 2020 2:03 pm

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The Times showing my online Chess class!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat May 02, 2020 6:00 pm

Peter
That will have to be the chess photo of the Year.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon May 04, 2020 8:55 pm

Wimbledon chess club's Sean Ingle in the Guardian
"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 » Tue May 05, 2020 11:44 am

JustinHorton wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Andrew McGettigan for the London Review of Books blog
Follow-up piece
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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