Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:40 pm

CHESS WEEKLY inaugural edition 28 August 2020.
Free on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ymJj3 ... e=youtu.be

Based on he first 10 minute programme, I would not want to subscribe.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Adam Raoof » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:42 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:40 pm
CHESS WEEKLY inaugural edition 28 August 2020.
Free on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ymJj3 ... e=youtu.be

Based on he first 10 minute programme, I would not want to subscribe.
I subscribed, but only to see if they get better. This was.... I can't put my feelings into words yet....
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:38 pm

And BBC is quick off the mark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-53965748

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by ben.graff » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:51 pm

I was on Times Radio this morning to talk about the Chess Olympiad and chess in lock-down. There is no doubt that events like the Olympics, the Magnus Carlsen invitationals and sterling work by the ECF are all helping to raise the profile of the game. Exciting times!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:23 pm

Chess-related tweet with more than four thousand retweets in a day
"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 Simon Rogers » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:40 pm

ben.graff wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:51 pm
I was on Times Radio this morning to talk about the Chess Olympiad and chess in lock-down. There is no doubt that events like the Olympics, the Magnus Carlsen invitationals and sterling work by the ECF are all helping to raise the profile of the game. Exciting times!

https://sndup.net/296m
Just listened to the interview.
Excellent.
I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:17 am

Val McDermid The Distant Echo
'Nothing he achieved had ever cut any ice here because it didn't fit the narrow confines of his parents'' aspirations. When he'd been crowned school chess champion, his father had harrumphed that he's have been better off joining the bridge team'

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:27 am

Oh, that would have been a good one for this series
"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 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:47 am

I didn't realise that list existed. I've added a fair few references through the life of this thread. It probably is time for a separate thread.

quote is from page 94 in chapter 7 of the 2018 paperback edition published by Harper Collins. Book first published 2003

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roland Kensdale » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:34 pm

Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz 'And that's checkmate'.

Nicely put together, 3 sections matching the 6 given answers with the questions. 6 book titles to match with their authors (disappointingly including The Castle and The Good Soldier along with 'chess' related titles such as The Return of The King and The Knight's Tale), 6 chess playing authors to match with their photos and the descriptions of 6 fictional chess games to match with the book title they occurred in.

All 18 answers spell out a description of chess by Blaise Pascal (gymnasium of the mind).

I think most of us who didn't cheat would have had to use elimination or work backwards from the final Pascal phrase to get some of the answers. (I cheated).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roland Kensdale » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm

Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz

- Read online. Many people couldn't get their papers today due to XR action.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:30 pm

Roland Kensdale wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz

- Read online. Many people couldn't get their papers today due to XR action.
Link, please?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roland Kensdale » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:40 pm

John Clarke wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:30 pm
Roland Kensdale wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Today's Daily Telegraph Review section has a chess quiz

- Read online. Many people couldn't get their papers today due to XR action.
Link, please?
Not able to provide link. DT preferred access via subscribing at https://www.telegraph.co.uk

My library provides access using the Pressreader app ( https://www.pressreader.com/catalog ).

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:22 am

Sunday Times 6th September. Culture Supplement.
There is a section of readers comments with the TV Guide called You Say.
Reader Geoff Banwell wrote:
"Lots of comments about the recent snooker coverage claiming "sport" shouldn't be broadcast on BBC Four. Snooker is a game NOT a sport.
Chess, darts, bridge etc are games and shouldn't be included under the heading of Sport.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:19 pm

Snooker is almost universally classed as a sport, as is darts. There is, of course, genuine disagreement re chess and other board/card games.
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