Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 am

Rugby analysts comparing their sport to chess:

[...] the life of a top rugby analyst (BBC Sport)
It's like a double-chessboard with 120kg pieces.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Alistair Campbell wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:49 pm
From "the Scotsman"'s Weekend Crossword.

13 ac Fool's mate with pawn (5)
Oh, oh sir - I think I know

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:26 pm

MP Rachel Reeves playing 9yo Shreyas today.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Paul Habershon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:04 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Alistair Campbell wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:49 pm
From "the Scotsman"'s Weekend Crossword.

13 ac Fool's mate with pawn (5)
Oh, oh sir - I think I know
Another thing about CHUMP - as a feeble trick you can write it with joined up handwriting and turn it upside down.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:22 am

Paul Habershon wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:04 am
Another thing about CHUMP - as a feeble trick you can write it with joined up handwriting and turn it upside down.
Paul, with the exception of the Shrevas Royal affair, you have managed to generate what I think is the only post on this forum to have interested my wife. Congratulations!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm

Michael, she may also like this one. Playing chess under these conditions in certainly news to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7naaj_m ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:49 pm

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

At one point, in this fine film, one character mentions an action was like a chess move.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:02 am

New York Times profile of Caruana. Eyewatering sums mentioned for what his parents spent on training.

Interview in LA Review of Books with author of Carlsen v Karjakin book in which he comes out with the 600 million nonsense.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:11 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:02 am
New York Times profile of Caruana.
I'm curious to know why anyone would want to use a virtual reality headset to play chess. (The comment may not apply to Caruana himself. It's just a general statement that people do.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 am

Sunday I saw a 'Sir Tim Rice Show' at Wilton's Musical Hall in the East End of London. There were 5 singers and a small group of musicians. He answered questions on his career as a lyricist and numbers were performed of his more famous shows.
Four of the songs from 'Chess, the Musical' were featured.
An enjoyable show, with nothing startlingly new.

Saturday at 6.30pm sees 'Closing Gambit' at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square. This new film is about Karpov Korchnoi in 1978.

12-18 November sees the one man play of 'The Chess Player' from the Stefan Zweig story at The Actor's Centre.

Oh, and there's that little encounter between Caruana and Carlsen. I haven't yet looked to see whether there is a gambling book on the match.

But no concerted TV coverage in Britain. We haven't had that since 1993. Surely that is needed to get fresh blood into the game?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:26 pm

An article of interest to budding entrepreneurs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-460 ... ow_twitter

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am

Andrew McGettigan on various match-related issues.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:28 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am
Andrew McGettigan on various match-related issues.
That article says the match is at the former Cochrane Theatre. Other sources say "The College, Holborn". Are these two different places close together, or parts of the same building?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Christopher >That article says the match is at the former Cochrane Theatre. Other sources say "The College, Holborn". Are these two different places close together, or parts of the same building?<

It is the same building that has undergone various changes in name. I went to King;s London and did not recognised the name.

I have no idea why they chose such a small playing area. That is quite unlike the Park Lane Hotel 1986, Savoy Theatre 1993, Riverside Studios 2000. if they are saying, 'Few people come to see a chess match these days'; then why hold it in an expensive London venue?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:00 pm
I have no idea why they chose such a small playing area.
Because they're Agon, perhaps.

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