Chess on TV??

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Dave Ewart
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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Dave Ewart » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:03 pm

John Upham wrote:A friend of mine has pointed out this little known episode of "The Master Game" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu3OG9qhvhM :D
That, Sir, is genius. As a long-time fan of The Master Game and The Fry/Laurie/Footlights brigade, I can't believe I've never seen that before :-)

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Jon Mahony » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:43 pm

Dave Ewart wrote:
John Upham wrote:A friend of mine has pointed out this little known episode of "The Master Game" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu3OG9qhvhM :D
That, Sir, is genius. As a long-time fan of The Master Game and The Fry/Laurie/Footlights brigade, I can't believe I've never seen that before :-)
Can’t click the link at work, but I’ve a feeling I know which one you mean -

“He’s a bleedin’ anarchist this one!…” :lol:
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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:17 pm

University Challenge (UCL vs Pembroke, Cambridge) tonight featured three trivial mates in one. Only one was found correctly.

The square coordinates were correct in the two positions our of three where White was at the bottom of the position.

In the first the mate was correctly 17 Rd8# but appeared as Re8 - e1 mate.

You'd hope that the BBC would get it right!

I'm sure you will all recognise the position. Morphy had played 16 Qb3 - b8+! deflecting the Knight from d7.
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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:32 am

You might like to see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwcONHV1csI) video clip of Smirin - Anand, PCA/Intel-GP Rapid, 1994.

The commentary is one of the best I've ever heard in terms of creating excitement to a wide audience.

The commentary team is Maurice Ashley and Danny King. See what you think?

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:01 pm

I too had not seen that 'Master Game' before.

Here is the link again to save you going back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu3OG9qhvhM

Brilliant.

"Aw..What's he done that for?"

Should be the title of a chess book.

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Re: Chess on TV??

Post by John Upham » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:44 pm

I assume you have all found the rather excellent http://www.chesstv.com/ :D

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