Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... rooms.html

About halfway down, photo of Madonna's chess set, correctly set up as far as I can see!
The dog under the table looks past its use-by date

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:32 pm

Madonna and chess is old news

https://sites.google.com/site/carolusch ... ns/madonna

And, of course, there is a Scottish connection.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:15 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:32 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... rooms.html

About halfway down, photo of Madonna's chess set, correctly set up as far as I can see!
The dog under the table looks past its use-by date
Madge's hands aren't looking that great either. One of the few body parts where you can't have "work done" to any notable effect.
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by John Clarke » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:35 pm

Local columnist talks of "speed chess" while commenting on recent tumultuous events in NZ politics:

http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com ... iewer.aspx
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:00 pm

Cartoon from latest Private Eye (No.1527)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:18 pm

From the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/99-94 ... the-series
Rory Burns is still all twitches, crazy pick-ups and rush-of-blood offside slashes, but he concentrates like Magnus Carlsen and is as unflappable as his piratical face furniture is flamboyant.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:50 pm

Last night, Monday 3rd August 8pm to 9pm Channel 4
TV Programme called " Devon And Cornwall "
There was a place called Clovelly, North West Devon.
It featured a lobster fisherman called Steven Param.
When he was in his boat collecting lobsters he said
" It's like a game of chess. I make my move, they make their move. Generally they win."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:15 pm

https://www.dettol.co.uk/keep-protecting/

Dettol advert, includes old vs young chess game.

I found this accidentally, looking for a report on a medicine!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:31 pm

BBC Sport are running an article on Branko Zebec, a former Bayern Munich coach. The article has a paragraph which states "Those close to Zebec witnessed in despair as his life and career fell apart. His talents were broad - he was a brilliant chess player who excelled in the study of maths and physics. He was capable of winning over footballers, but couldn't beat alcoholism."
There didn't seem to be anything else in the article to corroborate his brilliance at chess and I can't seem to locate anything either. Does anyone know if it is true or is it just another media fiction?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:40 pm

Just about to post a link to that, so you beat me to it Chris; interesting to see that Bayern had little success before the late 60s, considering how dominant they are now
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:11 pm

Now all the 2nd hand charity shops are open and choc full of covid lock-down donations I have stocked
up on my 4 for £1.00 Sci-Fi books and picked up a few chess books along the way. (one doubler and a trebler).

Whilst here I will pass on advice of what NOT to do in a charity shop if looking for chess books.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-blog/t ... -jokes.457

Just finished reading one of the 4 for a quid books: 'Artemis' by Andy Weir.

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It was his follow up to 'The Martian' which was made into a film (right pic) with the
Magnus Carlsen look-a-like playing the part of the human left behind on Mars.

Both good but preferred 'The Martian.'

In Artemis, set on the Moon in the 2080's, the heroine (to be played in the film by a top female chess playing look-a-like)
gets a message from a boy telling her he has joined a chess club and has a rating of 1124 adding; "...that is not very good."

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:49 am

1975 Soviet cartoon Vasilisa Mikulishna, in which the eponymous heroine rescues her husband from the Prince's dungeon in Kiev by disguising herself as a man and - in part - by winning (12:24) a game of chess.
"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 Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:26 pm

Not sure if music videos count, but this is the official video for "The Future of History", which is partially about Kasparov vs Deep Blue.

The Band's name is rather rude, so don't let children watch the video. It's safe to listen to the song, which is quite jolly, not as aggressive as some works of The Disturbed e.g.

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

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 pm

music videos count. must be the heat. best post of the day.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm

Kevin, where did you find that? What is your natural habitat?
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