|Wed Sep 15 2010 5:06PM | MsgID: 13534236|
Maybe Television on chess is dead but the Internet is alive with chess.
This week I have used the Videos on this web site for analysis in my games. I know we are not allowed Engines (and once I was asked "What are engines" the hart of Fritz! But the site is working up a huge library for our use, there is videos of middle game, also openings, lots of traps, plenty on blitz games.
I this site and put my hand together and thank the WEBMASTER for the work he is putting into this site. People work better with praise than with people whingeing. Not that any of us would whinge. If fact we are spoiled for choice.
|Wed Mar 24 2010 3:14PM | MsgID: 12883319|
What a good medium the Television would be to get more chess players interested in the game. We keep saying we need another Fischer to get people interested. But why not get grand Masters and International Masters talking about their chess life and and things the have achieved during their chess life.
thank goodness for the Internet there is more news and topics on the net than in the papers and TV/Radio. But clubs are struggling to get players to join because of lack of interest in the chess circle. Some blame the Internet because players would rather play in the comfort of their own home. now that's wrong we have six players in our club that are in different Internet clubs but still play over the board, so you can't blame the Internet. I tell the over the board players that correspondence chess helps to play better games. Also because of high stamp payment correspondent clubs have joined web sites to play cheaply, it usually costs around five British pounds a game so it seems sensible to me to play on web sites but the question asked how do we get more programs about chess on the Television.
|Sun Feb 7 2010 1:13PM | MsgID: 12677665|
In the year 1974 BBC Two started a programme on chess called "The Master Game" with new technology designed to make the game more interesting for the viewers. It consist of a glass top table with chess board incorporated in the glass,and a electronic flashing unit to flash the move from a specific square to the destination square. the Players were Tony Miles,Howard Williams,Jonathan Mestel also Jonathan Speelman, William Hartston, Michael Stean,George Botterill and the last one being John Nunn. The eight younger leading players of Britain.
It was a huge success so another series was introduced in 1976. then went on to series three in 1977.This is found in the first book of The Master game the presenters were Jeremy James and Leonerd Barden.
Next series four started 1979 Book two and the presenters were Jeremy James and William Hartson.The last series five was in the year 1980 and it was greatly missed by chess club players in Britain But around the period of 1974 till 1980 England had a period called the English chess Explosion where we challenged the Russian dominance of the chess world.
|Tue Dec 8 2009 10:32PM | MsgID: 12397751|
This is a rare bird, ... a chess programme on TV
BBC 4, Dec 21st, 22.00.
Timeshift – How To Win At Chess
'Strategy and tactics are the name of the game in Timeshift – How To Win At Chess. In a film celebrating the colourful and diverse world of chess, British Grandmasters Dan King and Raymond Keene explain how to outwit opponents and reveal key moves and techniques such as forks, pins and skewers.'