Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:22 pm

The "Kinematograph Weekly" seems a good source of material and we're only up to 1915!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:58 pm

Let Ivan Sokolov treat you to a short anecdote
"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 Kevin Thurlow » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:48 am

The "Kinematograph Weekly" seems a good source of material and we're only up to 1915!

And the British Newspaper Archive has just emailed me to say that I can search "The Kinematograph Weekly" on their site...

I'll leave it to Gerard!

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Re: Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:44 pm

Or not
"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 Kevin Thurlow » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:57 pm

"In the seven years it’s taken me to get justice from the Met, we [the wider group of falsely accused celebrities] have all been playing chess with the BBC, and one day we will say “checkmate”. We all know who [the] people [responsible] are."

Interview with Paul Gambaccini over the false accusations made about him, and his successful legal case against Metropolitan Police.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Gerard Killoran » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:03 pm

Here's an antidote to the Netflix hit 'The Queen's Gambit' from The Halifax Evening Courier of Friday 21 December 1928.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:52 am

Wednesday 4 November on ITV4 in Champion of Champions snooker, the commentate started saying,'Like a young chess player...'
Unfortunately the telephone rang and it was a rather important call, so I missed the rest of the sentence.

Comments comparing snooker or tennis with chess are often more appropriate. These sports have more in common with ours.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Sellen » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:13 pm

Telegraph online today
Review of The Queens Gambit
"No abuse, no harassment, no sexism – the decent men who make The Queen's Gambit a genuine TV rarity"

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:16 pm

Vanity Fair interviews Jen Shahade about the 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 Joey Stewart » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:25 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:52 am
Wednesday 4 November on ITV4 in Champion of
Comments comparing snooker or tennis with chess are often more appropriate. These sports have more in common with ours.
It is interesting how the two games have entirely opposite meanings of the word 'tactical'.
In chess if you were to talk about game being tactical you would think of dashing open positions and free flowing attack by both sides but in snooker a tactical game refers to a closed game with a general lack of break building and mostly negative play.
Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:49 pm

Oh, that's an interesting point
"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 Geoff Chandler » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:29 pm

Hi Joey,

I have in the passed used how prematurely releasing the tension the centre can be
likened to how snooker players tend to avoid whacking and scattering the pack of reds.
They only do it when they are positive it will lead to their advantage and needs perfectly timed.

Tennis has no comparison to chess. The rule about a second serve is akin to taken a move back.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:08 pm

Joey Stewart wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:25 am
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:52 am
Wednesday 4 November on ITV4 in Champion of
Comments comparing snooker or tennis with chess are often more appropriate. These sports have more in common with ours.
It is interesting how the two games have entirely opposite meanings of the word 'tactical'.
In chess if you were to talk about game being tactical you would think of dashing open positions and free flowing attack by both sides but in snooker a tactical game refers to a closed game with a general lack of break building and mostly negative play.
They have opposite impressions, but I'd argue that there is actually a strong thematic similarity: in both, a tactical game is one where you're very focused on detailed calculation of the immediate situation, whereas a positional one is one where you're looking ahead to what in general the position will look like a few moves down the line.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:24 pm

Sorry to post this late.
Last Saturday 31st October on BBC1.
Rugby Union Six Nations Wales v Scotland.
After 22 minutes, Scotland were leading 3 to 0.
Jonathan Davies the former Welsh Rugby player and now commentator said "This is like a game of Chess".
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