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Chess on radio 4

Post by PeterTurland » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:32 am

Hello,

Bit of a treat for chess lovers next week, on radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mb80d

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:38 pm

Interesting interview. Does anyone know where I can find the actual game ?

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:45 pm

Does anyone know if there is a transcript available?

I had thought that some BBC radio programmes had transcripts available, such as this one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mh751

But clearly not all have transcripts. Does anyone here have any ideas on the best way to go about seeing if a transcript is available (i.e. is it best to ask as an individual or try other options)?

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Post by MJMcCready » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:22 pm

And what are the two Norwegian openings Magnus refers to? One being bad and the other merely dubious as he puts it?

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:53 pm

MJMcCready wrote:And what are the two Norwegian openings Magnus refers to? One being bad and the other merely dubious as he puts it?
Without knowing which way round, one of them is the sequence 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Nf6, sometimes also called the North Sea Defence. The other is a line in the Spanish 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Na5. Whilst 6.Bxf7+ Kf7 7. Nxe5+ is tempting, the theory verdict is that 6. 0-0 is best.

You may recall a game Adams-Carsen from an Olympiad a few years ago. 2010 I think it was.

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:30 pm

If that'w what the North Sea defence is, I don't think I'll be adopting it anytime soon.

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:30 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
MJMcCready wrote:And what are the two Norwegian openings Magnus refers to? One being bad and the other merely dubious as he puts it?
Without knowing which way round, one of them is the sequence 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Nf6, sometimes also called the North Sea Defence. The other is a line in the Spanish 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Na5. Whilst 6.Bxf7+ Kf7 7. Nxe5+ is tempting, the theory verdict is that 6. 0-0 is best.

You may recall a game Adams-Carsen from an Olympiad a few years ago. 2010 I think it was.
Yes, 2010 in Khanty, Mickey won a nice game despite feeling ill during the game.

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:39 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
MJMcCready wrote:And what are the two Norwegian openings Magnus refers to? One being bad and the other merely dubious as he puts it?
Without knowing which way round, one of them is the sequence 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Nf6, sometimes also called the North Sea Defence. The other is a line in the Spanish 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Na5. Whilst 6.Bxf7+ Kf7 7. Nxe5+ is tempting, the theory verdict is that 6. 0-0 is best.

You may recall a game Adams-Carsen from an Olympiad a few years ago. 2010 I think it was.
Yes, 2010 in Khanty, Mickey won a nice game despite feeling ill during the game.
Yes I remember it too. Mickey must have been a fair few world champions by now.

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by Anthony Higgs » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:07 pm

Game here: http://en.chessbase.com/post/new-season ... -the-board

...although from the interview it seems that White resigned around move 26 seeing what was coming rather than 29.
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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by Geoff Chandler » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:10 am

Dominic Lawson – Magnus Carlsen, 'Across the Board' Radio 4. 2014


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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:07 am

At least he put up a fight.

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:00 am

Thanks! Am I right in thinking that is a Norwegian site and so they might only do a transcript for the Carlsen one? I may still need to write in and see if the BBC have any plans for official transcripts.

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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:14 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:Dominic Lawson – Magnus Carlsen, 'Across the Board' Radio 4. 2014

So after the moves given, White has to give the material back with Qxd2 ending up a piece down after the discovered check wins Black the White rook on c3, but what happens a few moves earlier if 28.Rf2 is played? Is the correct continuation 28...Rxf2+ 29.Kg1 and then 29...Rdf6? Instead of 29...Rdxd2 which doesn't seem to work?

EDIT: Added variations into the game score Geoff provided.
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Re: Chess on radio 4

Post by PeterTurland » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:04 pm

You can follow the moves of the next game here, http://en.chessbase.com/post/new-season ... -the-board

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