Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Clive Blackburn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:10 pm

Matt Fletcher wrote: Dominic regularly plays on the board above me for Pimlico - will ask if he can remember the moves next time I see him.

Slightly amusing that the BBC describes him as a "country player" (rather than "county player") - just imagining Dominic wearing a cowboy hat and playing the guitar... :lol:
Yes Matt, I have come across a few cowboys when playing in Minor tournaments! :wink:

It would be interesting to look at the game, more to see how John Humphries plays really :)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm

When Lawson says (here) that Korchnoi is the only person to have played both Fischer and Carlsen - that seems plausible to me, but is it right?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:31 pm

Ulf Andersson and Lajos Portisch both played Fischer and Carlsen.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:47 pm

Ta. Any more?
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:Ulf Andersson and Lajos Portisch both played Fischer and Carlsen.
No published games of course, but where there not stories about Fischer visiting the Polgar family in Hungary? So Judit Polgar perhaps for friendlies.

Looking through a list of Carlsen's opponents, I noticed Jan Tinman who was slightly too young to play Fischer. Huebner hasn't played Carlsen yet, although it's difficult to see the circumstances in which he would.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:56 pm

Fischer must have played in quite a few Olympiads. If the USA v Norway fixture showed up in any of those, we've got a reasonable candidate for a potential opponent-of-both.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Dominic does say;

"... Viktor Korchnoi, who I believe is the only man to have played the two of them..."

So he just slipped up a wee bit.

Fischer played in 4 Olympiads playing against the same Norwegian player
Svein Johannessen twice in Havana 1966 (two Fischer wins).
No other Olympiad games v Norway.

Magnus has played a lad called Svien Johansen in the Norway Ch 2001.
(same player with a different spelling? most likely not but it can happen
with all those 'ss's' and 'nn's'.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:12 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:Dominic does say;

"... Viktor Korchnoi, who I believe is the only man to have played the two of them..."

So he just slipped up a wee bit.

Fischer played in 4 Olympiads playing against the same Norwegian player
Svein Johannessen twice in Havana 1966 (two Fischer wins).
No other Olympiad games v Norway.

Magnus has played a lad called Svien Johansen in the Norway Ch 2001.
(same player with a different spelling? most likely not but it can happen
with all those 'ss's' and 'nn's'.)
Johannessen died in 2007, and was playing a couple of years before then - so it is at least possible.......
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Robertson » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:04 pm

From the Financial Times: A Chess Game in Space

Nothing to do with Chess, of course; nor Space; nor Chess in Space. Never mind :roll:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:14 am

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mark Hannon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:14 am

JustinHorton wrote:Adam Gopnik on the Turk
Just heard his on Point of View on BBC Radio 4, it's worth checking out on Iplayer, though it is the same as the text on Justin's link. Some interesting ideas not all convincing though.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:24 am

Mark Hannon wrote:
JustinHorton wrote:Adam Gopnik on the Turk
Just heard his on Point of View on BBC Radio 4, it's worth checking out on Iplayer, though it is the same as the text on Justin's link. Some interesting ideas not all convincing though.
Often the BBC magazine article is just the transcript of such programmes.
Also Profile at 17:40 today on Radio 4 is about Magnus Carlsen.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Clive Blackburn » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:06 pm

Commenting on today's Malasian GP on BBC1:-
David Coulthard wrote: "It's like a game of chess, it's almost like you are sacrificing a pawn to get back a piece with another move"

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