Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:16 pm

I was reading "New in Chess" 2020 (5) and it mentioned the song, so naturally I aimed at YouTube!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:42 pm

"It's been a bit of a chess match" alleges Ian Darke on BT Sport as Wolves-Sevilla passes the 80 minute mark without a goal.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:43 pm

"It's been a bit of a chess match, though, hasn't it?" BT Sport's Ian Darke on Wolves - Sevilla: 0-0 after 80+mins

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:42 am

I may be a little tardy with this spot, but Marco Polo on Kublai Khan's capital Khanbaliq: "The city is laid out by squares, as a chessboard is, and is so beautiful and so skillfully planned that in no way would it be possible to tell of it."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:06 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:42 am
I may be a little tardy with this spot, but Marco Polo on Kublai Khan's capital Khanbaliq: "The city is laid out by squares, as a chessboard is, and is so beautiful and so skillfully planned that in no way would it be possible to tell of it."
By about seven centuries or so, yeah :P
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:33 pm

MARKY and the SWAN

A children's story written by LOUISE FORBES, published by Impala in 2007. Louise is the Mother of Cathy Forbes Warwick, the strong English woman player. Cathy has recently been re-publicising the work.
It tells the story of a little boy, Marky, who befriends a swan, to their mutual benefit. Marky is probably a thinly disguised Cathy.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:40 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:33 pm
A children's story written by LOUISE FORBES, published by Impala in 2007.
And who would they be
"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 Neil Graham » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:57 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53677655

Includes the following:-

Playing alongside current Everton winger Bernard and former Manchester City striker Jo, Ronaldinho scored four and assisted seven as Atletico reached the Libertadores final for the first time in the club's history.

"It's like playing chess with someone who can put you in checkmate in three moves," Jo told Brazilian TV in 2016. "In fact, he told me if he couldn't put me through on goal three times per game, he'd buy me a crate of beer."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:03 pm

Sticking with football, Hull City Twitter has pictures at an Edinburgh hotel of players playing chess

Hearts are not allowed to train in their own city but Hull can travel from England for reasons that presumably make sense to someone
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Sticking with football, Hull City Twitter has pictures at an Edinburgh hotel of players playing chess
Specifically this. One Richard Palliser points out the necessary.
"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 J T Melsom » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Oh a discussion of league 1 football. Nothing to see there then :)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:09 pm

The Sunday Telegraph demonstrating that online chess players are making more money than those playing Fornite or Call of Duty so the gamers are arguing that chess is not an e-sport anyway. Image

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Alan Walton » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:19 pm

Technically, the prize money on offer is only available for a select few; if anything it is just a private wealth fund at present

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:09 pm

“Just came across a remarkable book, Homo Erudiens by Renato Tribuiani; a training manual for those wishing to master both chess and rugby, with diagrams showing similar combinations in both. Realising how rarely I hear chess commentators say: "It's a game of rugby out there."

By Ian Rogers GM in Australian Newsletter

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:14 pm

Chess Poem
by Bob Cowley Also in AC Newsletter

Chess
pieces dance
in changing patterns;
drama, intrigue and mystery
for those who know

Good chess players
can their clarity
at the board
pierce life's fogs
away from it?
they wonder also

Veteran chess
too old to play well?
the abyss looms -
but wait;
a lucky escape
and maybe persistence
can still find treasure

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