Anand v Carlsen

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:10 am

Trefor Owens wrote:I believe most enlightened societies accept that chess IS a sport and to answer the question about other players in sports magazines

Sports Illustrated featured a certain Chess Player on their front cover in 1972 before an equally enthralling World Championship Match

Also contains an interesting article:

http://si.com/vault/article/magazine/MA ... ex.htm#top
Thanks for that!

Page one of that article here (3 online pages: 'How To Cook A Russian Goose'):

http://si.com/vault/article/magazine/MA ... /index.htm

Also this short article ('The Mini-boom In Knights And Bishops'):

http://si.com/vault/article/magazine/MA ... /index.htm

The front cover can be seen here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/ ... ader_vault

If you turn to page 24 in that viewer, you will see other photos as well (Spassky, Lombardy, Fischer and Reykjavik). The Reykjavik one has some Olympics banner that I don't quite understand.

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Andrew Camp » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Greg Breed wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:...Not sure if any other chess player has been featured in a sports magazine before?
This is clearly because Chess is not a sport!!! :shock: :x
Exactly.
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:40 pm

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:07 pm

Mick Norris wrote:TWIC preview here
http://www.theweekinchess.com/chessnews ... also-anand
Interesting speculation about the seconds. The interview with Carlsen at his training camp (in that Red Bulletin piece I pointed out) included the detail that the identity of the seconds was a secret. Another article here with some thoughts from Kasparov:

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.c ... harry.html

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:35 pm

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.c ... world.html

It says here that there is live BBC coverage, but can't see anything on the bbc website. Anyone know if this is true?

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Nick Burrows wrote: It says here that there is live BBC coverage, but can't see anything on the bbc website. Anyone know if this is true?
From the context, I would have thought they meant NRK1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRK1

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Nick Burrows » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:18 pm

I wonder if there coverage will be available on-line?

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:01 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote: It says here that there is live BBC coverage, but can't see anything on the bbc website. Anyone know if this is true?
From the context, I would have thought they meant NRK1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRK1
That would require the author of that piece to have put BBC1 in by mistake. Though judging by another article here:

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.c ... brede.html

...the standards for that site are not high (random people blogging?).

That article says Carlsen's private doctor is 20 and then later says he is 29 (presumably the latter due to the time taken to qualify to be a doctor).

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:03 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:I wonder if there coverage will be available on-line?
Dunno. Will it be different cameras and a different feed to the one from the official website?

http://chennai2013.fide.com/

Though that redirects to to chessdom.com

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:04 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote: ...the standards for that site are not high (random people blogging?).
I take it all back!

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.c ... euben.html

Clearly not random people blogging. :lol:

It is a good article, well worth reading.

The site itself appears to be Chessbase on steroids, with multiple news stories relating to the WCC appearing every day.

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Dewi Jones » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:07 am

Google translate gives BBC1 as the translation of NRK1. So somehow, I would assume that's where the mistake came in.

Google translate also gave supermarkets "Sboncen" for "Orange Squash" and "Pwyliaid" for "Polish" here in Wales. Unfortunately, Pwyliaid is the word for people from Poland, not the Pledge stuff. And sponcen is smashing little rubber balls against a wall with a raquet!

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Angus French » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:13 am

Magnus Carlsen has White in game 1.

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:11 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:TWIC preview here
http://www.theweekinchess.com/chessnews ... also-anand
Interesting speculation about the seconds. The interview with Carlsen at his training camp (in that Red Bulletin piece I pointed out) included the detail that the identity of the seconds was a secret. Another article here with some thoughts from Kasparov:

http://www.worldchesschampionship2013.c ... harry.html
Leko confirmed as one of Anand's seconds
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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:49 pm

Web links


* Official Website: http://chennai2013.fide.com/#
* Official YouTube Live Streaming: http://www.youtube.com/aicfofficial
* PlayChess: http://www.playchess.com/ (paid)
* Internet Chess Club: http://www.chessclub.com/ (It's free first two days)
* Doordarshan Sports TV Channel online http://www.turbotv.in/dd-sports-live/
* Chess TV from Russia http://chesstv.com/en
* Chessdom: http://www.chessdom.com/carlsen-anand-2013-live/
* NRK.no: http://www.nrk.no/

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Re: Anand v Carlsen

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:59 pm

Documentary about Carlsen from Norwegian TV

http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/73427/magnu ... -big-title

Really good - how cool is playing in Washington square with the Elven Princess!

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