Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:23 pm

ben.graff wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Kasparov seems to be sceptical about the actual chess positions in the series, but more positive about the authenticity of the chess tournament atmosphere.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/arts ... tflix.html
The photo at the start of the NY Times article doesn't look realistic. White has moved but the clock hasn't been started.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:23 pm
The photo at the start of the NY Times article doesn't look realistic. White has moved but the clock hasn't been started.
It's a MOM clock or similar with the lever at the side. It's difficult to see the relative positions of both levers. Rather clearer is that both clocks show approximately 3:59, but that was common practice in the analogue era. If it's a "publicity" picture, it's authentic. There are old pictures purportedly of play taking place that were obviously posed before play commenced for real. For that matter, ceremonial first moves don't involve starting the clock.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:07 pm
It's a MOM clock or similar with the lever at the side. It's difficult to see the relative positions of both levers.
Both levers look clearly horizontal to me, so the clock isn't running.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:07 pm
It's a MOM clock or similar with the lever at the side. It's difficult to see the relative positions of both levers.
Both levers look clearly horizontal to me, so the clock isn't running.
White's flag is still up. It was considered good manners to wait until the flag fell before making the first move - though I suppose not compulsory.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm

Yesterday, in the English Snooker Championship, Jimmy White said that snooker can be like a game of chess.

We never discussed the matter, so I have no idea whether he actually played our game.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:52 pm

Simon Williams refers to Mark Hebden as the 'Jimmy White of chess' because Mark has on numerous occasions nearly won the British Championships like Jimmy White almost won the snooker World Championship.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:52 pm

ben.graff wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 pm
I found a New York Times article about the Netflix series, which describes betting on chess to make good television as a "risky play." The New York Times highlight that Kasparov was a consultant on "The Queen's Gambit." According to the piece, Kasparov seems to be sceptical about the actual chess positions in the series, but more positive about the authenticity of the chess tournament atmosphere. We will see!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/arts ... tflix.html
“When it came to the actual chess sequences, my background as a dancer really helped,” Taylor-Joy said. “It’s basically just choreography with your fingers.” That could be a candidate for Pseuds' corner!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:17 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Yesterday, in the English Snooker Championship
English Open, I believe
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

lostontime.blogspot.com

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 pm

1980 episode of Russian cartoon series Nu, Pogodi! with some chess content at 4:46 or so.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 pm

Jimmy does not play chess.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:35 pm

“When it came to the actual chess sequences, my background as a dancer really helped,” Taylor-Joy said. “It’s basically just choreography with your fingers.” That could be a candidate for Pseuds' corner!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:41 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Wikipedia on The Man Who Fell To Earth:
The film obtained a small release in the United States through Cinema V in exchange for $850,000 and due to foreign sales the film's budget was just recouped.
I had always assumed it was a big film - it seems I never realised it was just a cult favourite.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:13 pm

"I had always assumed it was a big film - it seems I never realised it was just a cult favourite."

Me too!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:09 pm

There was just an item on 24h, the national rolling news channel here, about a chess-based project at an infant and primary school, CEIP La Vega, which is on Tenerife, run by a guy called Ricardo Acosta. There's various news stories and video items about this but not yet, as far as I can see, today's. If I come across it I'll link to it.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:36 pm

When Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals bowled Jonny Bairstow of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL today, the scoreboard flashed:

Castled!

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