Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Chris Rice » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:10 am
Will chess be able to hold people's attention after the Covid crisis is over?
Possibly not, but it may be a very long time before we have to worry about that.
Magnus has got the right idea of how to keep the interest judging by his social media feed. Image

C'mon Beth!!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 am

BBC website featuring Meet the real life women chess stars as more Queen's Gambit related content
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:09 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:13 am
BBC website featuring Meet the real life women chess stars as more Queen's Gambit related content
I'm curious to know whether anyone has a clue who these "real life women chess stars" are? The video reveals that one of them is https://www.chess.com/member/mobamba604 with an online rating of about 2100.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Wadih Khoury » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:21 pm

I think it's the Botez sisters. They are celebrity streamers, with big audiences. Play random games as well as Nakamura and other GMs.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:00 pm

"I think it's the Botez sisters."

Yes - and they appear on Eric Rosen's channel as well. (Actually there's a clue in the BBC thing as the name "Botez" appears on the screen quite early.)

They're spreading the word so good for them.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:40 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:21 pm
I think it's the Botez sisters. They are celebrity streamers, with big audiences. Play random games as well as Nakamura and other GMs.
The older one is a WFM with FIDE rating 2020. The younger one has a FIDE rating 1676.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Phil Neatherway » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:55 pm

From BBC Football text commentary, posted at 20:49:-
Post update
Tottenham 2-0 Ludogorets

That was as one sided a half of football you will ever see. Like Beth Harmon versus pretty much anyone at chess.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:23 am

Mark Wood Frisky tortoises, chess & Great British Bake Off
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:07 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:23 am
Mark Wood Frisky tortoises, chess & Great British Bake Off
Mark Wood wrote: [...] inspired by the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit, I've taken an interest in chess. I've played against Jos Buttler, who seems to win a lot. Moeen Ali and Zak Crawley, who isn't here, are both good players too.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:31 pm

"Mark Wood wrote:
[...] inspired by the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit, I've taken an interest in chess. I've played against Jos Buttler, who seems to win a lot. Moeen Ali and Zak Crawley, who isn't here, are both good players too."

Mark Wood does seem quite cultured for a cricketer. At one game during lockdown, I believe he stood on the balcony and sang "Jerusalem" to the players as the crowd would have done. Even the opposition applauded.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:00 pm

There's chess in a routine on tomorrow night's Strictly
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Alistair Campbell » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:27 pm

I believe Keti Arakhamia-Grant was on BBC Breakfast last week sometime. Don't think this is still available.

She was also on BBC Radio Scotland's "Drivetime" show yesterday I think, being interviewed by John Beattie for about 2 minutes before he segues neatly into a discussion on table dimensions.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:50 pm

"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 Gordon Morse » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:47 pm

There was an interview with Judit Polgar on the BBC News channel at about 18.23 and, doubtless, at other points during the day.

I will leave you to guess the subject of the interview.
I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:48 pm

23rd November
www.hampshirelive.news -Sport
"Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl hails Wolves and Nuno after 'chess-like ' tactical battle. "

"Ralph Hasenhuttl says he was relishing in the
"chess-like" tactical battle between his Southampton side and Nuno's Wolves at Molineux. "
it continued
"You have seen the game and how intense it was, tactically it was like Chess today. Both managers found solutions to cause the other one problems. "

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