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Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm
by Tim Spanton
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... rooms.html

About halfway down, photo of Madonna's chess set, correctly set up as far as I can see!
The dog under the table looks past its use-by date

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:32 pm
by Alex McFarlane
Madonna and chess is old news

https://sites.google.com/site/carolusch ... ns/madonna

And, of course, there is a Scottish connection.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:15 pm
by John Clarke
Tim Spanton wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... rooms.html

About halfway down, photo of Madonna's chess set, correctly set up as far as I can see!
The dog under the table looks past its use-by date
Madge's hands aren't looking that great either. One of the few body parts where you can't have "work done" to any notable effect.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:35 pm
by John Clarke
Local columnist talks of "speed chess" while commenting on recent tumultuous events in NZ politics:

http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com ... iewer.aspx

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:00 pm
by Geoff Chandler
Cartoon from latest Private Eye (No.1527)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:18 pm
by Roger de Coverly
From the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/99-94 ... the-series
Rory Burns is still all twitches, crazy pick-ups and rush-of-blood offside slashes, but he concentrates like Magnus Carlsen and is as unflappable as his piratical face furniture is flamboyant.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:50 pm
by Simon Rogers
Last night, Monday 3rd August 8pm to 9pm Channel 4
TV Programme called " Devon And Cornwall "
There was a place called Clovelly, North West Devon.
It featured a lobster fisherman called Steven Param.
When he was in his boat collecting lobsters he said
" It's like a game of chess. I make my move, they make their move. Generally they win."

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:15 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
https://www.dettol.co.uk/keep-protecting/

Dettol advert, includes old vs young chess game.

I found this accidentally, looking for a report on a medicine!

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:31 pm
by Chris Rice
BBC Sport are running an article on Branko Zebec, a former Bayern Munich coach. The article has a paragraph which states "Those close to Zebec witnessed in despair as his life and career fell apart. His talents were broad - he was a brilliant chess player who excelled in the study of maths and physics. He was capable of winning over footballers, but couldn't beat alcoholism."
There didn't seem to be anything else in the article to corroborate his brilliance at chess and I can't seem to locate anything either. Does anyone know if it is true or is it just another media fiction?

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:40 pm
by Mick Norris
Just about to post a link to that, so you beat me to it Chris; interesting to see that Bayern had little success before the late 60s, considering how dominant they are now

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:11 pm
by Geoff Chandler
Now all the 2nd hand charity shops are open and choc full of covid lock-down donations I have stocked
up on my 4 for £1.00 Sci-Fi books and picked up a few chess books along the way. (one doubler and a trebler).

Whilst here I will pass on advice of what NOT to do in a charity shop if looking for chess books.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/t ... -jokes.457

Just finished reading one of the 4 for a quid books: 'Artemis' by Andy Weir.

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It was his follow up to 'The Martian' which was made into a film (right pic) with the
Magnus Carlsen look-a-like playing the part of the human left behind on Mars.

Both good but preferred 'The Martian.'

In Artemis, set on the Moon in the 2080's, the heroine (to be played in the film by a top female chess playing look-a-like)
gets a message from a boy telling her he has joined a chess club and has a rating of 1124 adding; "...that is not very good."

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:49 am
by JustinHorton
1975 Soviet cartoon Vasilisa Mikulishna, in which the eponymous heroine rescues her husband from the Prince's dungeon in Kiev by disguising herself as a man and - in part - by winning (12:24) a game of chess.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:26 pm
by Kevin Thurlow
Not sure if music videos count, but this is the official video for "The Future of History", which is partially about Kasparov vs Deep Blue.

The Band's name is rather rude, so don't let children watch the video. It's safe to listen to the song, which is quite jolly, not as aggressive as some works of The Disturbed e.g.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TueUWPhnRJQ

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 pm
by Nick Grey
music videos count. must be the heat. best post of the day.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm
by NickFaulks
Kevin, where did you find that? What is your natural habitat?