Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 pm

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:36 am

Chess programme on TV.
Thursday 4 March 9.00-9.30pm. SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: CHESS. on Eurosport 1. Channel 521 on my system

I know nothing about this programme. I just noticed its listing on Total TV guide

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:48 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:37 pm
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The second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final is "una partida del ajedrez" according to our commentator on the Telecinco channel.
Disappointing result
Well they were two down at Granada in the previous round going into injury time and got away with it (scored twice, still had time for Granada to miss an open goal, still had time for Granada to take the lead in extra time) so something like last night (late late equaliser after Sevilla had missed a penalty to clinch it) was always going to happen.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Roland Kensdale » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:43 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
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Well done everybody. Special mention to those who found a way to show they had found the answer without actually giving it.

For a chess appropriate prize reward yourself by watching one of Danny King's Powerplaychess videos on youtube. He did a series on Fischer's games including the Fischer-Petrosian candidates final.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:52 pm

I just watched the chess programme on Eurosport that I mentioned above.
The 30 minute programme was a resume of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. It was won by Wesley So, beating Magnus in the final.
The commentators were David Howell and Jovanka Houska. It was played on the internet.
The next programme will be 16 March.
It wasn't bad, showing a number of blunders and also flashy combinations. I don't think they gave enough time for an ordinary viewer to
work out what was going on.
If we write in, praising the programme, that would make it more likely others would be broadcast, to the advantage of chess.
I haven't yet found out how to write in.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:41 am

Phil Tufnell on England cricket's latest struggle in India.

"They still need to pick what they think is their best side, not always this chess game of rotation."

No, I don't know what he means either.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:58 am

Hi Kevin,

I've no idea.

Perhaps he has one of these and is using the chess pieces to go around the Ludo board.

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Keep hearing about how bad the English batsmen are but the Indian bowling and fielding has been superb.

(great game Ludo. )

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:47 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:41 am
Phil Tufnell on England cricket's latest struggle in India.

"They still need to pick what they think is their best side, not always this chess game of rotation."

No, I don't know what he means either.
I have no idea how much Phil Tufnell knows about chess, but I would take that as a reference to players who vary their openings.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:07 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:47 pm
I have no idea how much Phil Tufnell knows about chess, but I would take that as a reference to players who vary their openings.
You may be giving him too much credit.
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:42 pm

BBC2 tonight, European Indoor Athletics Championships from Torun, Poland.
The British pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw was making her first attempt and succeeded.
Steve Backley and Toni Minichiello were commentating.
After Holly Bradshaw went over, Toni Minichiello said:
" Now the chess games really start."

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Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:23 am

JON CULSON an impressionist and actor, interviewed in Saturday's Daily Telegraph in a series called
IF I COULD SEE ME NOW ...
'While I always viewed my career in chess moves, thinking about where I wanted to go next, I think my younger self would still be amazed by where I've ended up.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:12 pm

Keith Arkell mentioned Juga Di Prima elsewhere.

Here's a link

https://1d9c0662-67db-45da-a49c-86db17c ... 112e58.pdf

Sky News got confused and captioned her as "Juga Polgar".

(I guess this could be construed as an advert, but I think it's of general interest - I'm not her agent.)

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:27 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 Geoff Chandler » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:13 pm

Saw Rooney as a 16 year old in a pre-season game Hibs v Everton. (2-2)
You could see even then he was going to be a great player.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:37 pm

There must surely have been some chess references applied to the recent royal family shenanigans?
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