Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:52 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:09 pm
It is in no way gender indicative.
Except that, if you picked a GM at random, there's about a 98% chance they'll be male (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... andmasters).

The Wikipedia article states that only 37 women have what it describes as the 'proper' GM title.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:03 pm
I thought JP meant that she got better as she played stronger players, which is almost certainly true.
That was my assumption too.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:30 pm

Potential Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati has signed a new contract, and watching the sports news just now, I could have sworn there was a chess set on the desk. Sure enough, seeing it again here, there is.
"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Brian Towers » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm

According to this website:
In a 4-dimensional-chess move no one saw coming, the People’s Vote campaign have written to the Electoral Commission asking that they be investigated over apparent dodgy donations
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 pm

The link between Fantasy football and chess ability...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ictnJK2sVY

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:36 am

From Cricinfo site, 21/5/19 (only just seen it)

"I had to choose between cricket and chess because it would have been difficult to pursue both. You can put it this way that I had 2% more interest in cricket"

Yuzvendra Chahal on passing up the chance to be a chess grand master

And https://sportstar.thehindu.com/magazine ... 249791.ece

He plays ODI and T20 for India and is former Indian U11 champion at chess apparently.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Lots of other chess articles on that site. Click the link at the bottom of the page.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Delighted to see that Igor Rausis has made it onto the Guardian's list for the Anti-Sports Personality Of The Year.
"Do you play chess?"
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:07 pm

Sky News today at about 8.50pm UK time. Being at sea on my way to the Cribbean, it makes it diffiult to work out the UK time.

A documentary bout an English Conaan called MARK ACKLAM. There were giant chess sets briefly visible. I don't know why. Possibly because he kpt one move ahead of his purzsuers.

Well, it make a change from the election which, I believe, is taking place in the uK.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Well he did go to the same school as David Howell.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:37 pm

I was on a tour bus tody in St Maartens. I passed by a building owned by
CHECKMATE SECURITY SERVICES.

A good name for a secuity company. https://stmaartennews.com/justice/justi ... ds-prison/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am

Hi Stewart,

(I wonder if they refer to the prisoners in solitary confinement as Isolated Pawns.)

Found a few company logo's:

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Also stumbled across this from the 'Lawyer Monthly': Checkmate: The Grandmaster Behind Legal Victories.

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https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2018/08/ ... victories/

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Reg Clucas » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am

Found a few company logo's:
The last one looks like an illegal move to me! :)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Reg Clucas wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am
Found a few company logo's:
The last one looks like an illegal move to me! :)
Also, there seems to be no suggestion that he plays chess.

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