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  1. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    14 Oct '13 03:36 / 1 edit
    I've never heard of it before today.
    Does anyone else have any old chess gems??

    YouTube

    Spielmann, Capablanca, Marshall, Reti to name a few. 🙂
  2. 14 Oct '13 09:45 / 1 edit
    I've got a couple dozen chess related videos. These include Chess Fever and The Seventh Seal, but most are just short clips, for example Stewie vs Brian on Family Guy, the wonderful Chess for Girls sketch on Saturday Night Live, Korchnoi losing to Sofia Polgar at blitz. I also have quite a lot of audio files ranging from entire plays (e.g. The Luneburg Variation) to a 1938 interview with Alekhine. My favourite is this short clip of Korchnoi describing Karpov:
    YouTube
  3. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    14 Oct '13 14:03
    Luckily this titanic struggle was recorded for posterity.

    Richard v Hilter, London 1994.

    http://youtu.be/W_g_ZbGquSM
  4. 14 Oct '13 22:56 / 1 edit
    Chess for Girls!
    (bah! another video site which can't host this video)
  5. 15 Oct '13 11:07
    Hm, old news for me, though (and eager shess lovers in former Yugoslavia).

    The film maintined to be "an undiscovered jewel", that is repeteadly re-discovered. 🙂

    The director - Pudovkin - is acutally a godfather, father and good uncle of Hollywood-editinng style, it's Pudovkin's theory of editiing that was adopted in Hollywood not that of Eisenstein.

    Continuiy - that 's what Pudovkin had invented.

    As for the film, it was just a relaxing "etude" for grandmaster Pudovkin, at the time he made it, but it deservedly gained cult-status for several raesons.
    - it's a document of great GMs of the time - because it cintains vparts of (lost?) documentary from Mocow tournament.
    - it' s a film which uses chess "properly", not just as a symbol for smart people (who are lunatics as mad mathematicians etc.)
    - it's a teaching example of film editing
    ...
  6. 15 Oct '13 22:05
    Play over this in silence - it's a chess tragic/comedy from Rd1 of the RHP Championship.

    Black's 12th move emptied the cinema.

  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Oct '13 23:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Play over this in silence - it's a chess tragic/comedy from Rd1 of the RHP Championship.
  8. 15 Oct '13 23:38
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Chess for Girls!
    (bah! another video site which can't host this video)
    haha, chess pieces that smell like strawberry, a queen whose hair you can braid and a king that blows bubbles! and unicorns instead of knights!
  9. 15 Oct '13 23:40
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Play over this in silence - it's a chess tragic/comedy from Rd1 of the RHP Championship.

    Black's 12th move emptied the cinema.

    [pgn]
    [Event "2013 Championship"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2013.06.06"]
    [EndDate "2013.07.18"]
    [Round "1"]
    [WhiteRating "1225"]
    [BlackRating "1237"]
    [WhiteElo "1225"]
    [BlackElo "1237"]
    [Result " ...[text shortened]... 3 10. Ke1e2 exd4 11. Ra1c1 d3 12. Ke2e3 d2 13. Rc1xc3 {White went onto to very easy win.} [/pgn]
    thats why i love chess, the greedy get punished! justice indeed!
  10. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    16 Oct '13 15:44
    George Costanza playing chess:
    http://youtu.be/yc4IPH7XQBA
  11. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    16 Oct '13 21:07
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    George Costanza playing chess:
    http://youtu.be/yc4IPH7XQBA
    Jason Alexander also played a chess playing "bum" on Malcolm in the Middle. Also there are listed chess games of Jason Alexander, but I doubt it is the same person. (But I don't know for sure either way)