Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:55 pm

"In chess, you can just give up, can't you?"

- from the cricket commentary on Talksport just a moment ago.
"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 Stewart Reuben » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:13 am

Arturo Perez Reverte a famous Spanih novelist, 'A LONG TIME AGO, I REPLCED GOD WITH CHESS'.

Leontxo Garcia told us this at dinner in Gibraltar Monday night.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:41 am

Not sure that Leontxo García saying something in conversation constitutes a media comment, but whatever
"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:49 am

I'm currently reading What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte, which features quite a bit of chess in the story (not for the first time cf The Flanders Panel)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:56 am

Spotted this inside a May 2002 VIZ.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:21 am

Geff, that is real find. Thank you. How old-fashioned to use English descriptive in 2002.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:50 pm

Hi Stewart,

I blanked out the rude f-word between Bamber and Gascoigne.

I checked, could not see anymore. (if one has slipped through then I'm sorry)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Gilbert » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:21 am
Geff, that is real find. Thank you. How old-fashioned to use English descriptive in 2002.
Well Deep Blue made a guest appearance on Futurama on Tuesday night (it was an episode from 2016) and it was speaking descriptive. The machine is introduced......

Al Gore: And our summer intern, Deep Blue, the world's foremost chess-playing computer.
Deep Blue: Bishop to knight 4.
[Gore pats Deep Blue.]
Al Gore: Not all missions can be solved with chess, Deep Blue. Someday you'll understand that.

Later Deep Blue blurts out "Pawn to Rook 8".

So far as the non-playing chess-world is concerned, descriptive has never gone away.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm

The Guardian's weekly round-up of You Tube sport videos includes
Chess player Hikaru Nakamura doesn’t like what he sees on the next table at the Gibraltar Open.
"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 Reg Clucas » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:53 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 pm
The Guardian's weekly round-up of You Tube sport videos includes
Chess player Hikaru Nakamura doesn’t like what he sees on the next table at the Gibraltar Open.
Looks more like he thinks Aronian has made an unpleasant smell!

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:06 pm

Its arguable that, metaphorically speaking, that is exactly what he did :)
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 pm

"It's going to be a chess game" Paul Ince prediction for the second half of Man U v PSG.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:05 am

If so, it was somewhat one sided :oops:
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Re: Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Thank you Bob for finding that. I was too young to have ever known Alekhine or Flohr.
I only knew Elaine by her married name, Pritchard. She told me she remembered sitting on Vera Menchik's knee.

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