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Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:34 pm
by Stewart Reuben
Daily Telegraph 7 December 2012
Article page 28 by Fraser Nelson.
'Osborne often behaves as if he is playing a game of chess with Ed Balls rather than trying to save a country.'
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George is, of course a chessplayer. If only most politicians just played chess rather than meddling.

I suggest other people add to this string as, and when, they observe a mention.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:50 pm
by Phil Neatherway
This morning on Test Match Special, Boycott said the current Test match was like a game of chess. He said preserving your wicket was like guarding your king.

Unfortunately I can't remember the exact words he used.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:50 pm
by Ian Kingston
On Radio Tircoed this morning, Danny King likened the LCC commentary to Test Match Special. Perhaps we should exchange him for Geoff Boycott.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:47 pm
by Neil Graham
Ian Kingston wrote:On Radio Tircoed this morning, Danny King likened the LCC commentary to Test Match Special. Perhaps we should exchange him for Geoff Boycott.
Isn't Geoff Boycott from Yorkshire - if so is he an ECF member? (with not many apologies to SG who no doubt will feature this in his blog with the usual photograph) :roll:

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:44 pm
by Joey Stewart
While we are on the subject of cricket/chess analogies - I heard an amusing arguement in favour of adjournments saying that they were "like a cricket test match, where the game is played without pressure to the best of the players abilities" but I could resist pointing out that, with the ability to access computers, it is more like a test match where the players eat steroids for tea and come back 10 times stronger and faster then they were when they started the game.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 pm
by William Metcalfe
He said you have to protect your King and your most valuable piece your Queen before you launch a attack on your opponent.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:23 pm
by Matthew Turner
18.20 Sunday 9th Dec Skysports 2
"American football is like a very violent game of chess"

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:21 pm
by David Robertson
Not quite 'on topic'. But topical nevertheless.

Sir Patrick Moore (RIP) passes a happy hour or two with Carl Portman (ECF, 170)

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:31 pm
by Stewart Reuben
Times 12 December 2013 Page 22.

GAME THAT OCCUPIED CHARLES 1 ON HIS WAY TO HIS DEATH

London. A chessboard that may have been carried by Charles 1 to the scaffold has been sold for £500,000. The king, a chess enthusiast, is believed to have been engrossed in a game on 30 January 1649, when a messenger arrived to tell him that he was to be executed. He took two precious possessions with him to the scaffold, a Bible and an amber games board - thought to the the one sold at Sotheby's to a private collector.
The board is illustrated in the story and can also be used to play backgammon and nine men's morris.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:00 pm
by Stewart Reuben
http://www.chesscafe.com/video/video425.htm

Not to be missed if promoting the game

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:35 pm
by Ian Kingston
Jon Stewart made some chess-related comments on the January 10 edition of The Daily Show. Opening with a gag about his guest, a bishop, only being able to move diagonally, he then made various comparisons to chess in a piece about the Senate's debate on the 'fiscal cliff'. At one point he described a part of the discussion as a 'classic Sokolsky Opening' - definitely a step up from the usual 'stalemate' or 'checkmate' reference.

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:53 pm
by Clive Blackburn
Ian Kingston wrote:.... definitely a step up from the usual 'stalemate' or 'checkmate' reference.
Another media favourite when reporting on a debate is to describe a speaker's first statement as their 'opening gambit'.

It very quickly becomes apparent that they have absolutely no idea what a 'gambit' is! :roll:

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:01 pm
by Peter Turner
Today, horse racing, 2.45 3 mile Chase at Ludlow - "looks like they're having a game of chess .... !!!".

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:04 pm
by Clive Blackburn
Peter Turner wrote:Today, horse racing, 2.45 3 mile Chase at Ludlow - "looks like they're having a game of chess .... !!!".
Were the horses perhaps taking two steps forward and then one to the side? :lol:

Re: Media comments on chess

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:00 pm
by Andrew Camp
Stewart Reuben wrote:y.'
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George is, of course a chessplayer. If only most politicians just played chess rather than meddling.
Could one not say the same for ECF officials?

Not me of course, I wouldn't dream of saying such a thing.