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Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
by Gordon Morse
Garry Kasparov will be Kirsty Young's guest on "Desert Island Discs" at 11.15 on Radio 4 this coming Sunday, the 28th.

Which tracks will he choose? Perhaps he will go for "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "King of Pain" by The Police, "Killer Queen" by, well, it's obvious, or on a more elevated level, "The Dance of the Knights" from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet".

Of course, he could select something by Chubby Checker.

"Put(t)in' On The Ritz" is unlikely to make the final cut.

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:12 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Gordon Morse wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Garry Kasparov will be Kirsty Young's guest on "Desert Island Discs" at 11.15 on Radio 4 this coming Sunday, the 28th.
He made some interesting comparisons between life in the Soviet Union in the early 1980s and the West in a piece on the ChessBase site.

https://en.chessbase.com/post/garry-kas ... ll-started

That including smuggling back computer components readily available in the West but unobtainable in the Soviet Union. But was it not always so with Soviet GMs who were allowed to travel to the West, that they took orders from their colleagues on what to bring back?

Perhaps this will come out in the interview sections.

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:52 pm
by Kevin O'Rourke
Michaeal Jackson.
Doesn't matter if you're black or white?

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:16 pm
by Alex Holowczak
What are the odds on his luxury item being a chess set?

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:56 pm
by Jonathan Bryant
Bad Losers on Yahoo Chess, surely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8w3eW1huCM


"Checkmate, Dennis Bell of Torquay ...."

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm
by Christopher Kreuzer
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:16 pm
What are the odds on his luxury item being a chess set?
Low, I would have thought. He can do chess in his head. Mere mortals can make chess sets from whatever materials are to hand. Or am I missing the point of the 'luxury' item? Do people take satellite-connected (chess-playing) phones to desert islands now? 8)

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:08 pm
by Nick Burrows

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:23 pm
by IanCalvert
I guess Gary has never read "How to cheat at Chess", what other English chess books might be appropriate??

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:21 pm
by David Robertson
Music

Billie Holiday "Me, Myself, and I" (are so in love with Me)

Book

Kasparov on Kasparov, vol I - III

Luxury Item

A mirror

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:52 pm
by Nick Grey
Having seen his recent adverts it is very much like George Clooney smooth coffee machine charmer.
But going to be on a desert island he may put on the "smooth talking operator" for his luxury item as Kirsty Young.

Outside bet "Pussy Riot"

No chance on a Raymond Keene book.

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:56 pm
by Nick Grey
From my earlier post 22 Jan

Looking forward to Garry's music choices. I expect one or two from chess the musical, nil of Nigel Short's music tastes.
A bit of Frankie (Sinatra or Goes to Hollywood). Some opera or even heavy metal (Ecstacy of Gold) and a piano concerto.
No glam rock. But a bit of 'Pussy Riot' will tie up with some of his activities.

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:12 pm
by Clive Blackburn
Or Elton John's "Sacrifice" might suit Gary's style.

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:01 pm
by Geoff Chandler
One of the songs Gary chose was 'Strangers in the Night'.

Luxury item was a telescope so he can study the stars and look for a rescue ship.

( I was also thinking he could turn it around and use it as a magnifying glass to start a fire. )

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:06 pm
by David Robertson
A fairly middle-brow selection, but I was fearing worse

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:36 pm
by MJMcCready
What about Leader of the Gang by Gary Glitter?