35 Burst results for "Chess"
The Piketon Massacre: Wagner vs. Wagner
"On april twenty. Second twenty twenty one. Jake wagner pleaded guilty to eight aggravated murder charges in the rodent family massacre as part of his plea deal he implicated his mother angela wagner father billy wagner and brother george wagner as co-conspirators in the killings also agreeing to testify against his parents and brother were also charged in these murders. Here's reporter and net levy. I don't believe anybody knew he was going to do this. So it's it's a pretty stunning development to see. Jake widener the youngest of the entire family. Who would you would think would be. you know. Maybe the most pliable in some respects because he is the youngest but to see him just break away from his family. I don't know it's pretty interesting. The significance of jake wagner folding on his family cannot be overstated but what does it mean. Moving forward in criminal defense attorney. Mike allen told stephanie that could signal an impending legal chess match in terms of jake wagner's admission of guilt. I'm just curious about what that means. Altogether he's confessed to killing five of the eight rodents personally. Is he trying to save himself or trying to save his family. you know. obviously you know if he did five out of eight you still have three left and you know it'll come out who who actually did the killing on those other three but was probably a strategic move on the prosecutors part not to let that out yet and you know prosecutors not gonna show his cards or in this case she and when she's got three other defendants to try so they're still going to hold it close to the vast. I think
Meditation: Being Here for Life
"Take some moments whatever it is for you to find a posture that most will support you hunting some way of being that you to feel awake alert and also at ease grounded as you come in to stolnis start noticing. What's going on inside you. As a way of collecting our attention will begin with that simple practice of breathing together. So invite you now. You're in breath to length net. You might count to four five along deep breath and then a slow out breath and safe you can feel the sensations of releasing the breath inhaling deeply again filling the chest in the lungs slow even smooth out breath hilla sense of letting go letting go go again breathing in nice long deep in breath filling the chess filling the lungs. And that's slow out breath. See if you can censor softening down the length of your body letting go relaxing outward then let the breath resume in its natural rhythm incense yourself just observing
Q&A:How Can I Turn Playing Bridge in to my Side Hustle?
"I'm twenty two. But i like playing bridge until my local club had to stop meeting due to pandemic. I was the youngest person by something like forty years. It's time to make playing bridge cool again. Unlike lots of other hobbies including knitting or chess. It hasn't had a proper resurgence yet. But if i have my way it will. How can i increase awareness of how awesome it is as well as turn it into my side hustle where i get paid for it. Thanks and looking forward to hearing your thoughts calvin. What's up man. Thank you so much for the question. I always love it when somebody's doing something a little bit difference or calvin even begins his question by saying i'm twenty two but i like playing bridge like it's a contradiction you know but it kind of is because i don't really know a whole lot about bridge and i'm much older than twenty two. So so what do we do here. I think this is similar to a question. We had about learning showkey also known as japanese. Chess tonight episode. I mentioned that the caller had two issues. Basically you've got the lack of awareness and possibly interest in the topic itself. A lot of younger people don't know much about bridge and we can probably also say they're not that interested in it so it's an evangelism question like how can you evangelize the love of bridge or whatever the topic is and the number two how to profit from it which is monetization. Someone's it's good to kind of separate these bit even though hopefully eventually they'll come together. So what does calvin wines or calvin wants to make bridge cool again. So he has to make it. Interesting somehow has to be able to reach a lot of people. It sounds like an educational mission where he goes and teaches about bridge and proselytizes for it you know on a platform like youtube or twitch most logical approach. There's no guarantee it's gonna work but it seems like that's what would have to happen. And maybe there's a dearth of new media educational resources for bridge. What i mean here by new media like no doubt. There are plenty of books historically anybody who wanted to learn to play bridge one hundred years ago or whenever they did that. You know they would rea- book but does the definitive utilize course for bridge exist or core. Sarah or some other platform or to make it relevant for our listeners. Who are interested in other topics. Is there a definitive course for your topic. You're kind of strange or unusual thing or let's just say less popular thing lesser known thing. Is there a definitive course for it. And perhaps the answer is there's not a demand such thing now so that's why calvin or anyone else in this situation needs to answer the question. Do you think there will be a demand in the future like. Do you think there is an upcoming bridge renaissance and if there is well that can be
Why Skateboarding Is About to Be Bigger Than Ever
"They're everywhere, even on social media like Instagram and Tic Tac. There's actually a whole side of Tic Tac refer to a skate talk, where users post clips of themselves cruising around town landing trips feeling absolutely free. Let Ruby Medina is a skateboarder who saw the trend and posted her own video picture, a giant empty pools, Medina skating, every curve and slope as smooth as butter. It has more than half a million views. Honestly, I was pretty shocked. I was like what? I didn't know My video could hit that much, but Medina is not just any tick talker. She works in to skate shops in Venice, California and her parents are the owners. They started the business about 22 years ago, but they've never seen demand like this. Turns out, the industry hasn't either skateboarding soul the growth and sales they could have seen in years. Jeff Kendall used to be a professional skater. Now he runs any chess as skateboard manufacturer and distributor. Companies like his have spent the last year scrambling to need a monstrous appetite for parts and boards. Kendall credits the rising popularity of skateboarding now to social media, plus a few other factors. The pandemic led people to rediscover the outdoors. More girls are getting into it than ever before to Full confession. I'm one of them and the Olympics are including it as a sport for the first time this summer. This is a global phenomenon. This is this is something we're seeing all around. You know, the 80 countries that we sell to the world. They're all seeing an increase. I think that's um By the end of 21, Don't be more skateboarders in the world than ever before. All these new skateboarders aren't just young
Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein
"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.
Nedeljkovic excels as Hurricanes blank Panthers 3-0
"Alex no del coverage made twenty four saves for his third career shutout as the hurricanes down the Panthers three nothing the delta they just shut outs have come in his last twelve starts it's a tragic scored another goal against his former team two days after collecting a goal and an assist versus Florida Sebastian aho and martini chess also scored for Carolina which swept the two game set for the Panthers Chris trigger made nineteen saves for the Panthers who were shut out for the third time this season Carolina now leads the central division by one point over Florida and Tampa Bay I'm Dave Ferrie
Mario, Switch and Zelda: The Nintendo Story
"Wild wild tech and this show we explore. How technology affects our lives. An interesting thing that is happening at the moment obviously is it's a year since kind of lockdown started these tear in the uk and right alongside. That anniversary is the anniversary of animal. Crossing new horizons right. Like as we're recording this. Tomorrow i think is a year. Since lockdown started added a days ago is animal crossing came out and for me. Those two things is so inextricably linked that i i started playing on a crossing like as soon as it came out played every day for months and then i kind of drifted away from it but i went back for the story because i was like i wanna mark this moment and i immediately felt like brought back in time to the beginning of the pandemic said that kind of like classic video game nostalgia the get where you're like. I remember playing this the first time except with this game in particular. It's all tied to like. I remember playing this for hours. Because i was cited. My house and i couldn't leave such such a weird mix of feelings d. Do you get that with with games like that. Kind of weird style. Joe where you're brought right back to the moment. Yeah so i currently super into my my three ds which is an older nintendo system was the one just before the held just before the switch. And i'm playing a game. Called fire emblem awakening again and i used to play that on the subway. Pretty much you know on my way to work. It's like chess but more fun. Because the characters have great art depicting what they do at your pieces look like and they have relationships with each other and you know they tell jokes and fall in love and all this other stuff so it's kind of like a short book and a couple of moves of chess you know between subway stops and i'm playing it now for the first time in years because what like seven years old eight years old and i am a feeling like i'm back on the subway again is weird because i haven't been on mass transit in over a year and i feel like games are uniquely good at that because they engage so much of your mind that you just go right back to where you are when you first encountered like a game.
How Pervasive Is the Culture of Poker?
"Think most americans sort of like do learn the rules of poker as growing up. I think it's like a fairly common experience. And i'm always curious like Is how much more so in the last twenty years i think if you went back forty or fifty years we have a lot of people outside of the united states just sort of like casually learning and playing poker as a kid. But i'm always curious like what how how integrated into the fabric of culture and other societies poker. Is i think very much as in the united states Yeah no it was very similar increase to and you can also imagine. I mean all of hollywood stereotypes. The you know the idea that you know we can Bed more money than we have in our stock and all of that stuff you know which was basically a version of what we thought poker was and i remember there was I have a very vivid memory of a friend of mine who are actually in a chess club. Update the time and there was this movie with mel gibson. I forget the name of the movie but you guys what jodi foster also i think so. Yes i think so like i. I don't remember all of this maverick. Yes that's that's the one that's the one right were they were playing five card poker. And there's this famous scene where he changes to want so my friend. My friend did the same thing you know. We were playing and he literally. I just changed car and then he stares me as like as you're gonna look at your car. He says no guarantee discarding seven or something something completely like i don't know i thought it was the funniest thing ever the funnest thing i've ever seen in my life and we have like things like that members members paying for you know Quarter and dimes and all the staff or even fake money. We didn't care. We just have fun
How to treat bed bug, roach, and flee infestations.
"Hello this is jason from blessed pesci. I'm here today to talk to you. About three specially pass that we need to prepare properly for before trading and they are bedbugs roaches and fleas. So first off we're going to get started with bedbugs. One of the things that you wanna do first off is wash all linens betting materials clothing stuffed animals etc and the highest of lovable water temperature and dry on the hottest allowable heat setting all honored items such as linens clothing. Stuffed animals should be placed in new plastic bags or plastic containers sealed tightly and relocated to the living room. All clothing items that can be laundered must be dry cleaned. We recommend leaving these items at the cleaners between the initial treatment and follow up visits if necessary remove all items from closets including any items on closet shells follow the procedure above for laundering. All clothing no items should remain in the closet remove all miscellaneous items from dressers nightstands and chess place them into plastic bags or sealed containers in the center of the living room floor. None of these items should remain. In the bedroom. Vacuum floors carpets area rugs and use the Cracking crevice attachment from your vacuum around baseboards bed frame. Sofas and other furniture items discard vacuum. Bag's contents after us. All luggage that has been used recently during travel must remain empty so it may be inspected and treated if necessary. Remove all shells picture. Frames aren't worth wall clocks decorative items from the walls and place on the floor in the same room as they were hanging these items must be inspected entreated if necessary all large pieces of furniture must be pulled at least two feet. Away from the baseboards in every room of your home.
The Bakery AI Being Used For Cancer Research
"There's a bakery chain in japan that offers dozens of different kinds of pastries danishes. Donuts croissants sandwiches you go down a cafeteria style line. Pick what you want. Put it on a tray and when you get to the register to pain you put your tray on top of a backlit rectangle screen shows an injury of your train with bright green lines around each item it recognizes each item from among the dozens of pastries on offer at the bakery and then correctly charges. You how does it do that. You'd imagine some kind of relatively recent developments in deep learning neural networks. But in fact it's a more grown technology that got its start. In two thousand seven led by a man named hisashi kombi the new yorker recently profiled combine work with the bakery and how the technology he developed is now being deployed in many other sectors including cancer research. So let's start with the bread problem. Japanese consumers like lots of options and bread is no exception market. Research in japan showed that a bakery that offered a hundred different options sold twice as much as a bakery that offered only thirty and that unwrapped baked goods sold better because people perceived them as fresh but without the wrapping. You don't have labels or barcodes on the pastries so then you've got employees who have to memorize hundred different pastries and this slowdown lines. Because workers would often mix things up or have to take time remembering which peachtree was which not to mention. They handled each unwrapped pastry individually. So it wasn't exactly the most sanitary so this chain wanted to automate the process somehow and they turned to comedies company. Brain to help them out. Rain had already been working for twenty years on finding ways for computers to see something that was long one of the biggest challenges of artificial intelligence. The new yorker explains it really. Well quote as i write. This can look up at my shelves. They contain books and skin of yarn and a tangled cable. All inside a cabinet whose glass enclosure is reflecting leaves in the trees outside my window. I can't help. But parse the scene about a third of the neurons and my cerebral cortex are implicated in processing visual information but to a computer. It's a mess of color and brightness in shadow. A computer has never untangled. A cable doesn't get that glasses. Reflective doesn't know that trees sway in the wind. Ai researchers used to think that without some kind of model of how the world works in that was in it. A computer might never be able to distinguish the parts of complex scenes. The field of computer vision was zoo of algorithms that may do in the meantime and quotes over the last decade this has changed as deep learning and neural networks have been applied and tweaked in real world scenarios. Siri google translate and alpha. Go all rely on deep learning with layers of simulated neurons and their honed by things like tagging people in photos on social media and picking out street lights in those prove. You're not a robot tests on website forms but especially without that kind of passively crowd sourced assistance quoting again. The drawback of deep learning is that it requires large amounts of specialized data the deep learning system for recognizing faces might have to be trained on tens of thousands of portraits. And it won't recognize address unless it's also been shown. Thousands of dresses deep learning researchers therefore have learned to collect labeled data on an industrial scale and quotes and for brain the bakery chain not only with the frequency with which the bakery chain changed their offerings. Make such data required for learning. The new pastries be untenable. They were also several years too early to even consider using deep learning so they built their own system using lots and lots of algorithms by two thousand ten. They built a system with ninety nine percent. Accuracy across fifty types of bread tackling problems like different pastries that look remarkably similar and the same pastries that look different when one is baked. More or one got squished. As developing the back light the pastries have to be placed on to keep the lighting consistent even though they did have to also build a mathematical model to account for inconsistencies in color when it comes to bake times rather than showing assistant thousands of photos of each pastry as one would with a deep learning system they manually tweaked and honed the algorithms on each doughnut and danish until they got it right but their system learns to win. The system isn't sure instead of those green lines around each item. It shows yellow or red lines and prompts the user to select from some suggestions or manually input the product quoting again show bakery scan a pastry never seen on earth and it'll recognize the next one of its kind about forty percent of the time according to brain after just five examples it is ninety percent accurate and after twenty. It's nearly perfect. Moreover whereas deep learning systems are relatively inscrutable. You can't look at a neural network and say exactly why a decision emerged from it bakery scans judgments based as they are on hand engineered system or more particularly if the system. Miss identifies something. You can figure out why these days. It's unusual to develop in the way that brain developed bakery scan. The approach requires a mastery of fine details. It is in spirit artisanal. It takes years during which parameters must be tuned. Special cases accounted for deep learning relieves. You from having to understand how the seasons affect shadows in a donut hole you merely plug enough examples and the network figures it out and with deep learning. The same brain can accomplish different tasks when you feel different. Data deep mind. The alphabet subsidiary used data sets to train a single neural network to beat humans at chess shoghi and go systems that depend on domain specific knowledge as bakery scandal need not just new data but new filters new features in new algorithms before they can be used elsewhere and quotes nonetheless. The technology behind bakery scan now housed under the umbrella. Name of ai scan has gone on to be used in applications as far flung as distinguishing pills in hospitals to counting the number of people in eighteenth century woodblock prints and even spotting incorrectly wired bolts in jet engine parts but the most impressive application came in two thousand seventeen when quoting again. Dr louis pasteur's center for medical research in kyoto saw a television segment about bakery scan. He realized that cancer cells under a microscope looked kind of like bread and quotes. I love that observation but he was right. Ai scan has now been working for a few years on fine tuning their cancer cell detector. Saito a scan now. Being tested at two hospitals is able to look at an entire microscope slide and identify potentially cancerous cells with ninety nine percent accuracy based on features like the color tone size and texture of the nucleus and all round -ness of the cell as they continue to grow and build on their original system. Brain has had to bring in deep learning once recently when covid nineteen pushed bakery owners to start wrapping their pastries and individual packaging. Brain used a deep learning to help their bakery scan system still be able to identify the pastries behind the reflective plastic
LeBron James becomes partner in group that owns Red Sox
"Talked about the king. Lebron james clearly not enough on his plate if he can add part owner of the boston red sox to the old resume. Going fenway. sports group is a partner. Looks pretty good. Any red sox uniform was photoshop. Granted lebron james becoming part owner of the red sox is blank. This chest like the greatest. I'm a big chess fan. I play it every day. I got the app chess with friends. I got a couple of boards. Skoll awesome beautiful game. You learn a lot about people when you play. Chest aren't the greatest chess players in the world. They're able to play ten twenty moves out thirty moves out like they just got it. I got this thing where they can see into the future. That's lebron james. He's the first athlete to actually strategize use tactics to build enterprise companies. So right now great. Yeah oh this is great baseball baseball. No this is lebron. James playing chess. You know what's to happen in about. Maybe it could be five years. I don't know when he retires. But let's say ten years he's going to own nba team. There's been a lot of talk about it. The with to with this is him taking the next step four. This is just like in a lot of athletes need to study this dude and how he moves his can because these our next level nick
Luck Be a Lady: Sexism at the Poker Table
"Are your thoughts. Because we're talking about not putting women in in these boxes. What are your thoughts on. Outside of the balts ways to make holkar a more welcoming game for everybody. I don't know like. I don't know i don't know what it is. I think like poker and general the poker communities really toxic. Think like it's the same as the gaming community. And like go on dischord go play online and you'll be called every name in the in the world and and even like some grimy poker rooms i grew up playing poker with guys who were constantly making me cry. Not all of them. But like it's male dominated. I think online poker. A lot of guys are playing and they don't know how to socialize. Well i don't know like don't think women are being driven at least women in my generation. Were not being driven into like engineering and mathematics and chess and all this stuff i think now they are more so i think we'll have more women in poker. I don't know. I don't know what to tell you. This is something. I ponder all the time. I don't know what the answers are. I go into a poker room. I never feel uncomfortable. I it's just. It's just not enough women. There's not enough women there. I don't know why what the main i think. There's many variables involved as to why that is so maybe we have less Were were more risk averse like we just I don't know what it is.
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Getting Turned Into Stage Musical
"Recent past and a hit Netflix show is making a new movie just isn't always competitive ENTERTAINMENT company Level Forward Led by Walt Disney's niece, Abigail has acquired the stage rights to Queen's Gambit, the 1983 novel that inspired the streaming sensation. A spokeswoman for the company says a good story is a good story, and the plan is to adapt. Chess Champ Death. Harman story into a Broadway musical queen's gambit led to a boom and chess set sails and
Connect Your 5D Multidimensional Self And Source in the Heart Field With Don Ernesto Ortiz
"Ernnesto. Welcome tumor kaba chakra. 'as so much fun house for having us against in your program and so delighted and i love all the different ways in which people connect to that hartfield and the renaissance renaissance with the consciousness. So before we dig into this juice juicy topic because this is one of my favorites as well. Can you tell us your story for how you even got into this work with us a very long story. You have a four hour slot. We can however i might make it concise i was. I was born in mexico city and was fortunate to have been born in a very well to do family They had a coffee plantations in the state of aircrews. Some from a very early age. I went to the farm. They and instead of staying inside with my cousins and learning how to play chess and things like that. I kicked off my shoes immediately and i went outside to be with the workers so by being with the workers. They taught me how to a pig coffee and things like that and i little by little. They accepted me. I suppose because that was the son of the owners but they so more than that as time went by. And that was that curiosity. That genuine interest that i had in their way of being way of living which was completely opposite from what i was experiencing with my family so they started invited me to their homes. Their little simple homes a group of about eighty people and And two of them a couple were the elders so to speak of this group and they were the shamans. The healers dados that age. You know eight nine ten years old. I had no idea what that was but they started doing some ritual and ceremony with some people and taking herbs and beating them up with them and blowing smoke and alcohol and then to start. Doing all of that to me. And i was a kid. You know eight nine years so going like oh. I don't know what all of this is. But i kinda like it you know and blow big with the smoke and spread the alcohol. I'd like that and what happened. Is that by being exposed to this magical world of mexican mysticism third. I and my check. Res- were beginning do opened up in align to other dimensional realities that were not part of what my upbringing was bringing me or giving me and pursue. This opened the world of of shamanism to me without knowing what shamanism was got to be eleven years old. I was there observing a process and this man the shaman toucan eg and stir rubbing the egg on this woman's neck and on her arms. And i'm going. I don't remember seeing that before but okay. So when he finished he took the egg and cracked it and what came out was black life and at that point. I said wow. I don't know what that is. But i wanna do that. I wanna learn how to do that. And that strong exclamation is what began opening the doors of shamanism in my life. Wow that yeah that's So you you kinda got into it early. You didn't get some people get into shamanism in whichever culture they get into it through much later in life but you kinda i mean. Eight or nine. That's when you start developing your own sense of self now. What was your upbringing. aside from. You said you came from a tradition upbringing. What was the tradition upbringing. That you came from a very pseudo-catholic family. Okay say pseudo cadillac catholic. Because they went occasionally church to look look good and all of that but without real spiritual meaning of of the of the catholic religion so but so so what happened. Is that at the same time that i had this exposure to shamanism about very early age i had a very deep interest On on on church in fact wanted to become a monk. Because i was so deeply connected to the energy of francis of assisi In oh my path was from a very early age divided between the the the mystical a folkloric chamonix mexican culture and also the the catholic faith you know so it was balancing those out in on deal the point that it was a for lack of answers the catholic church. The priest did not have for me then. I chose to completely remove myself from the catholic faith as start looking for answers as to how the mind operates how i create the condition my mind. How the reality that i was experiencing at the time was becoming a reality.
Boeing awards CEO $21 million in total compensation for 2020
"Awarded total compensation of more than $21 million last year, regulatory filings show that he collected just $559,000 in salary and benefits do the payments that were foregone and unvested share options. Calhoun's contract, though, also includes as yet unpaid incentives worth $7 million related to re certification of the 7, 37, Max and other programs. That's your money now. I'm Jim Chess,
Establishing personal minimums for flying
"The last point i want to make before we dive into weather is how important it is to establish those minimums concrete minimums just objective rules for yourself that say when the weather is acts. I don't go. And i know what those are ahead of time. I've thought them through wall sitting on my sofa night. Calm space i got. It's based in logic and it doesn't change ever on the day i'm gonna fly and we'll talk about how you can change minimums but they never ever change on the day. You're gonna fly even if it's the thing to do to change them. That's like an like an arbitrary rule. That i would cling to my life. Someone's asking how. Often i call one eight hundred w x f. I usually call on my way to lessons. Because it's an easy way for me to get a briefing but four flight is doing an amazing job. These days of putting together really comprehensive weather briefings and one eight hundred w xp rif is actually getting harder and harder to deal with like. I often call. And i'm the first person there but i have to wait to talk to somebody in the person i'm talking to. You is halfway across the country. It's really not what it used to be. I think the writings on the wall that over time here and if not now we're going to have to start to get really used to getting the information. We need out of four flight and other products like that. Excellent so For those of you. That can't stick around for the entire half hour this morning. I will tell you that my farm personal minimums are like i said. I don't fly when the freezing levels are at or below the as. I don't fly when there are significant yellow returns along my route of flight. I know that's not super black and white but the idea is that if i see a yellow radar return that's thirty miles east of me moving east and i'm going west then i'm not going to arbitrarily cancel just because it exists but if it is talking if it is a long my route of flight i won't fly through that
Envy Gaming is Organizing a New Charity Stream to Raise Funds for Texans
"Texas has been hit with a horrible storm and his left many people without power and around 80 people have died as a result of the storm and not subsequent loss of power and the gaming the parent company at the Dallas fuel are doing their part for their home state by organizing a charity drive on Twitch over the next few days. The United for taxes stream will donate all proceeds the American Red Cross and the SPCA of Texas. There's a pretty long list of total streamers, but the boat as sisters who have quickly become fan favorite Channel with the rise of Chess will be leading it off Dallas Empires cdlm shots. He will also be participating along with many other streamers and players under and be gaming even has grown now the chief gaming officer of Envy will be streaming as well other e Sports organizations are also get off. Including exit gaming any streamer who wants to participate is able to do so, the entire goal is to bring as many people together to raise funds for Texas. So there's really no cap on the amount of streamers that can do this, and they're partnered with soft giving to make it possible. It's a great event. There's also a lot of brand Partners like Jack in the Box who are doing giveaways with the hopes of driving more proceeds to charity causes around this event, which is really an awesome platform for charity and many streams have been successful in raising hundreds of thousand dollars for worthy causes. Hopefully, this one does the
QFC to close two Seattle stores, blames city's new $4 hazard pay law
"And bullying. That's what one Labor Union calls QFC decision to close two stores after Seattle required hazard pay for workers during the pandemic. Com O Seu Romero has the story If any, Sanders with KFC says the mandate that certain grocers pay an extra $4 an hour accelerated their decision to close to underperforming stores in Seattle on 15th Avenue on Capitol Hill and 35th Avenue in which would we're doing our best to really provide for our associates and Provide the things they need. So they have been getting appreciation paid and bonuses and rewards of since March. Sara Charon is with the union local 21 representing grocery workers. Kroger's intent seems perfectly clear. They are announcing these closings to try to intimidate any other local communities from passing hazard pay. She testified before the King County Council, which is following Seattle and considering requiring groceries to pay workers extra hazard pay. Sue Romero, come on use gentle council member, Theresa Mosqueda released a statement about the store closures, calling the move disappointing, adding quote Grocery workers have had to cover emergency shifts, pick up extra responsibilities and are five times more likely to contract Cove. It she went on to say these workers should not be pawns in a game of chess.
"chess" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Hi i'm josh. Brunner master student at mit right now. Science so my research is primarily about the algorithm and complexity of puzzles and games for example. I think we're talking about here. Why proved the peace based harnessed of retro chests. A form chess puzzle and obviously we'll i think we'll spend most of our time talking about chess but just more broadly. Can you comment on games. In general everyone has a sense of what it is but maybe not. An appreciation for the mathematical definitions. What's a game to you. There's many forms of it like there's simple abstract games that are like them or like graph games like geography that well known studied in computer science. And there's also your traditional board games you might play settlers catanha's one law people know and chess of courses are so well known game go and there's also card games and all of these you actually think about the complexity of like how hard it is to determine whether you can win from a given position or like what moves her legal position and what about chess in particular makes it interesting. I in chess has chosen part. Because it's a canonical well-known game and i've been playing since i was little and enjoy the game a lot. The rules are nice and simple elegant. Which makes it easy to think about. And the peace movements. There's just enough kinds of peace movements to for pretty complicated puzzles positions. Like it's known that chess is exponential time complete. So you can't solve. Who wins a chess game in less than exponential time and that to my understanding we have that firm separation that is definitely worse than polynomial so knowing the chances. Xp time seems rather hopeless or my looking at the situation with two dire of ice. That means that yes. We probably won't ever be able to fully solve chess. This is different from those things like chess engines and such like. We're really doing here. Showing the absolute worst case is that you cannot make an algorithm that runs reasonably efficiently. Show for any chest position whether or not you could win but you can certainly give very good heuristic and that doesn't prevent you from solving like reasonable cases. It might only be the case that bad hard cases are actually that long so asking these broad questions about can. This player wind from this position have obvious value to the game of chess and a chess player might like to have oracle. It could answer a question like that but it's not the only interesting question a what are some of the other things one might wanna know about a game of chess or a particular board configuration so natural question that we ask the paper whether you can reach a position. Legally this is a common type of chess puzzle known as retro chess puzzle. Or you get some crazy position you say. Could this dish ever be legally reached and these puzzles will involve some nonsense with cast lying or entente or like. You'll have to do this. really deep. calculation figurative to king could legally not moved for the entire duration of the game so far or might be like a bishop that's in an impossible location and can only have got their via parotid pawn and these are quite interesting as to sort of hobby to solve them. But i think our papers the first time and looked at them from a academic standpoint. There are some things in there. I don't know if you've used the word annoyance but that ability to capture upon and converted to another piece certainly opens up a lot of passive exploration. Let's say a simpler game like i couldn't capture pawn and convert that to the bishop as you describe. It might be easier to say. Oh obviously it could never have arrived at this position. But for that one weird case that you were describing and that one weird case that we might not even seen a lot of chess games if you wanna have a complete algorithm it certainly has to capture it and that's one that is sort of like a point of discontinuity to me right. As soon as that piece has changed. The rules have changed but the experience of the game changes quite a bit. Are there any special things you need to do. To account for the dynamics of that game or you really just looking more at simulating broad sets of possible games for our paper we looked at. We didn't need any of those weird rules actually while they're interesting for creating puzzles did like humans like solve in of complexity all we need is the basic movement pieces. We never care about promoting on passat or casting. Actually don't even use kings in the entire proof that kings are just like left at home when we say we don't need the kings to prove us
"chess" Discussed on Odd Lots
"To become like grandmaster better But i think even if you don't have that you can still probably get about an expert level which is about two thousand yellow or better than probably. I'd say ninety eight percent of players in the world so you can still get to very high level even if you don't have everything memorized or you don't have it all down super super. I've another queen's gambit question and this is where. I thought that tracy was going to go to the last question. But how prevalent is the use of performance enhancing drugs in the world of top level chess. And is that something tested like. What's the deal with stuff like that. So yeah i to my knowledge. I don't mean. I've never come across any any drugs that i think are performance enhancing. I know for quite a while the governing body feeding they were trying very hard to get into the olympics so at the olympics which are held every two years. They were doing drug testing. I think the last like three or four them. They did but other than i think. Adderall and there's mo- medef's is the same thing. But i think there are. A couple of drugs are abandoned. They try to say you can't have more than three or four cups of coffee. But that's about the extent in terms of what they consider a performance enhancing drugs so no as far as i know. I don't think there really are now. Maybe maybe people will prove me wrong. But it's not something that that i've that's wide spreader is even known mo- most players don't don't don't do drugs. Is there anything else you see coming out on the horizon. The world of chess. That's going to be the next big thing so this year we had the shift to streaming. And we had queen's gambit is there's something else that you're keeping your eye on at the moment right now. There's i mean i think the final part of it for me that i see is is is trust becoming sort of bona fide e sport and what i mean by that is having top level competitions with with you know with some frequency like once a month or thereabouts and actually at the moment. There is a what's called a chess champions tour where they're holding a one online tournament every month. The first one was in november. There'll be one in december one in january all the way out to october of next year and these prices are very substantial. I think the first prize of the event that i just played was thirty thousand dollars. The next one will be sixty thousand so the prices are quite large. And i think once you have. These events established the top players competing. You'll have more sponsors involved. And i think charles can become very very big so that's really what i'm looking forward to the most seeing of trust can become a true east way like say dodo. Early legends have become around the world. All right so what. I play i as i mentioned the beginning. I don't have much time to play sometimes like play in between meeting or something like that. I'm about a fifteen hundred right now on blitz. Should i if. I wanted like get up to say like eighteen hundred should i spend more time learning openings and really like sort of like committing to memory or should i spend time doing tactics puzzles off if you have to pick one. I'd say tactics puzzles by think. Mainly you're at a level where you have a pretty good on. You should have pretty good pattern recognition. So i think mainly it's just playing as much as you can thank you. Thank you for that endorsement of.
"chess" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"And it's just that something happened something in the form of this show but you you've been building community creating technology. For how long has this been going on. you know. it's a great way to put it. And obviously i'm going to do the best. I can to not answer all the potential ways. I could answer that at first. And i'll just say that. Obviously we founded the company Back in well. It was actually founded in two thousand five. We launched in two thousand seven and You know we've been building things ever. Since from originally it was literally just forums to to then a java java supported live chess server real time chess games could be played We also have daily chess games where people can play with multiple days per boo which i think a lot of casual people forget and then really like when they find out like oh. I don't have to be stressed out about a super fast game. I can have several days to move and send a link to my friend and all that stuff and and then we. I would say that it was two thousand eight two thousand nine and really two thousand ten where you know. My role really started to shape up which was not just sort of helping support chess vision. For what would serve the very fortunate domain name dot com. We were very lucky In the story of which we got that is You know the unedited version is. It's a it's kind of crazy anyway. But we will get into that right now. But let's just say that we got very lucky with that. We were experiencing a lot of traffic growth but really two thousand nine two thousand ten we started. Hit our stride with with the content of chess and how we would really create a great model for not just for people to connect and play which were both free but the freemium model kicks in. You would upgrade for access to videos or puzzle trainers or two lessons which premium content An end one of our.
"chess" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
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"chess" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"I. How did you get on the chess? Beat in the first place? So I get really interested in these really need sports that. People are super invested in Ashwari. Kumar is an international features writer for Espn Lake if you're going to which. Of People Are Watching these chess tournaments that you wouldn't even know where that's happening in. Iceland. Or Finland, and so I had this curiosity so I was thinking so Bobby Fisher was such a huge part of chests in the US what Ron Labor is tennis. What Jack Nicklaus's to golf? That's what Bobby Fischer is to chess. Bobby Fisher of the United States will finally meet Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Belgrade Yugoslavia, but the chess championship of the world plus a purse of one, hundred, thirty, eight, thousand five hundred dollars, the richest prize for a head-to-head confrontation in any sport, but boxing. So who is the next Bobby Fisher? So I went to Saint Louis last year to sort of figure out what is going on in the chess world, so saint Louis has sort of become this chess capital of the country. Let's start with the basics here. What is a chess grandmaster? And what does it take to become one? Usually what happens? Is this International Chess Federation F. And they have this point systems so chessplayers. Lead different tournaments in accumulate these spines that. Gets them to a certain level of expertise, and they are then title the grandmaster, which is in fact, the highest I do that. A chess player can be awarded by International Chess Federation usually these. Players between the age of ten and fourteen, and so they go through these rigorous tournaments one after the other parents take them all over the world. And the get the title by around thirteen fourteen, and then they start to perfect the art of being perfect, just player. So you mentioned Bobby Fisher. Who is probably the most famous chess player all time? Actually <hes> is definitely the most famous chess player of all time. Who are the stars of the field today? The poster by of chess is at the moment Magnus Carlsen. Calzon is the best in the world. The youngest number one ever and no one can explain to you how he does what he does. It seems to come from another world, which is why he's become known as the Mozart of chess. He's from Norway. He sort of had this. Has this bad boy live to him? He's like interesting. He'll drop these nuggets about other players. You make jokes about his opponents. He talks trash social chicken. How do you not? He's GonNa do the same. Yeah the lack of <hes> comas is astounding. And quite disappointing. He talks acts. Yeah for sure sorta like that kind of Worcester wise. He's called the golden boy of chess. And then this. Is. Bobby Ana crew art, there's this Chinese grandmaster Ding Laren <hes>, and then USA's Wesley so and Kara Nakimora. Really Good Armenia has live on Romanian so these are some of like the famous players at the moment that go up against each other all the time. So I the grandmaster that you decided to focus on with your story, the one who lives in Saint Louis is actually Italian. His name is Fabiano Caruana. Who is in? How did he get here? Fabiano Caruana is the number two seed in the world. He's an Italian American chess grandmaster. He became a grandmaster at fourteen years of age, fourteen years, eleven, months, and twenty eight to be exact, and he at that time was the youngest grandmaster in the history of Italy in the United States. E was sort of beg to be the next big thing <hes> in in US chess and he came back now. He has an apartment in Saint Louis. He lives there <hes> and he sort of boot. BOOT his life from scratch, and he was never like the big personality like Norris Magnus columnist. He's the guy that will is very chill loves video games and let us work to the talk to his justice stories about that call in the next Bobby Fisher like the next big thing. He's the one person that can actually dig down. Magnus, Carlsen <hes> in the world championship and become the next world champion. So what does? Chess match in a grand masters tournament. Actually look like. How does it play out? Okay so two grandmasters shake each other's hands. sit down across from each other is chessboard. This o'clock next to them that the <hes> are constantly looking at. This goes on for at least six hours right every day, and so during these six hours, the brain has to have most oxygen supply. Which means your heart is functioning three times faster than on any given. And because of that sustained higher blood pressure, and sustained higher level of activity by the heart and the rain, the body goes through intense physical. Energy lost during. A chess game that lasts six to seven to sometimes eat hours said.
"chess" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"How did you get on the chess? Beat in the first place? So I get really interested in these really need sports that. People are super invested in Ashwari. Kumar is an international features writer for Espn Lake if you're going to which. Of People Are Watching these chess tournaments that you wouldn't even know where that's happening in. Iceland. Or Finland, and so I had this curiosity so I was thinking so Bobby Fisher was such a huge part of chests in the US what Ron Labor is tennis. What Jack Nicklaus's to golf? That's what Bobby Fischer is to chess. Bobby Fisher of the United States will finally meet Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Belgrade Yugoslavia, but the chess championship of the world plus a purse of one, hundred, thirty, eight, thousand five hundred dollars, the richest prize for a head-to-head confrontation in any sport, but boxing. So who is the next Bobby Fisher? So I went to Saint Louis last year to sort of figure out what is going on in the chess world, so saint Louis has sort of become this chess capital of the country. Let's start with the basics here. What is a chess grandmaster? And what does it take to become one? Usually what happens? Is this International Chess Federation F. And they have this point systems so chessplayers. Lead different tournaments in accumulate these spines that. Gets them to a certain level of expertise, and they are then title the grandmaster, which is in fact, the highest I do that. A chess player can be awarded by International Chess Federation usually these. Players between the age of ten and fourteen, and so they go through these rigorous tournaments one after the other parents take them all over the world. And the get the title by around thirteen fourteen, and then they start to perfect the art of being.
"chess" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"So for a while. Now we've known that elite athletes leads tend to live longer than the rest of us. And that's really not the big of a surprise but research now shows that elite chess players also have a survival advantage over the general population a team of Australian researchers looked at players from twenty eight countries and specifically over one thousand players who reach international chess grandmaster status over a period of nearly seventy years and then they compared the survival data of those people to fifteen thousand Olympic medalists. And not only. Did they find that. Both groups had significant survival advantages over the general general population but that the difference between the two was not even statistically significant. Wow that's pretty interesting well. Years Ago I remember reading about how you know. Before for the age of the Internet people used to play chess by mail. Or what's called correspondence chess. He'd make a move put that move in the mail and then your opponent would do the same and you go back and forth fourth and Games could take years to play and actually this kind of sounds fun to be able to do this with a friend who lives across the country or whatever but was surprising. Is that even today the US Chess Federation estimates. They have about three thousand members still playing correspondence chess though now. Of course some play by email and they're even tournaments for correspondence. Correspondence chess with rules like each player is given thirty days of reflection time over ten moves to really speed things up. That's I was reading recently. About how chess game popular among captured or wounded soldiers during World War Two. And you know the rules of war so interesting to me. Sometimes you remember learning about the Geneva Conventions dimensions which are often thought of today is sort of the way war crimes are defined but one thousand nine hundred and nine the third convention set out how prisoners of war would be treated so in addition to how prisoners would be treated physically it also had sections on recreation stated that the captors should encourage the intellectual diversions and sports organized by Prisoners Four. which makes it not that surprising that a quiet game that could take hours days to play and and was understood around the world could take off in a time like this so organizations like the Red Cross would even send chestnuts around the world to prisoners where there were even Organiz chess tournaments and worse so weird but I do think that one aspect is pretty cool? Yeah aren't we mentioned earlier. The similarities between elite athletes and chess players. Well did you know that. The World Chess Federation actually conducts drug tests. And they do do this pretty routinely and this because there's a push for it to be part of the twenty twenty Olympics and so this is actually required by the I. O. C. But there are some interesting things studies around the effects of so called smart drugs on the ability to play chess now specifically drugs like modafferi nil and Ritalin so by definition Nella drive. We've talked about actually in episode bacchus. It's been quite a while. But it's commonly used to help with sleep disorders and religion is commonly used a tree things like ADHD and the findings from some of the studies on these players was really interesting because weirdly players on a smart drugs. Were often losing more games than those who were not taking these but this was actually because the players on that we're taking more time per move and just running out of time so once they took the time out is a factor. They found that these players were actually playing better so it was one of the researchers. Put it these substances may be able to convert fast and shallow thinkers into a deeper but somewhat slower thinkers This really interesting. Well we talked about how long chess has been around and I was reading about some of the oldest strategy books on chess and in this one from way back in fifteen sixty one had some pretty awesome advice. The book suggest strategies such as playing with your back to the sun. Why because that could blind your opponent opponent also suggest that if you're playing by a fire at night you use your hand to create a shadow over the board so that your opponent won't be able to see his pieces clearly? Wow how you know. I had a couple of facts about weird chess tournaments and a couple of other things but looking over there at tristen and seeing the size of the smirk on his face. I've never seen the big because I know he loves this fact because he loves to play dirty whenever he competes dirties dirty guy. But anyway I'm going to have to stop us there and give you today's trophy. Mango thank you so much. Well I well. If you've got any great stories about chess or any facts about chess that we may have left out today. We always love to hear those from mm you can email us part time genius. How stuff works dot com or you can always hit us up on facebook or twitter for from Gabe Tristan Mango and me? Thanks so much for listening..
"chess" Discussed on Marketing Secrets
"Hey everybody is Russell Brunson. Welcome back to the marketing secrets podcast today. We're GONNA talk some strategy so the big question. Is this how we're entrepreneurs like us. He didn't cheat and take on venture capital for spending money from our own pockets. How do we market in a way the lets us get our products x and our services and the things that we believe in out to the world and yet still remain froth that is the question in this podcast will give you the answer. Brunson and welcome marketing secrets all right so I don't even know how or where to go with this podcast episode other than I have been having so much fun recently watching the great great strategic minds play chess in their business what I mean by that for first off Lemme Lemme and and give us a glimpse. What's happening behind the scenes with me? I can't give you all details unfortunately but I'm GonNa give you some hints. See you'll be able to see as I am playing chess over the next next six to nine months. I'm making some very big. Strategic decisions things that on the outside will look stupid like why did you do that. Russell that doesn't make any logical percents and it won't from the outside looking in but an inside looking out. They're all very strategic chestnuts. I'm moving a piece here and moving something here changes. It'll be here while you're able to see the movement of the Chesapeake. My guess is you will not be able to understand the overall strategy for awhile and I ah I wish I could tell it all to you but I am someday can write a book about this whole thing so sometimes strategically move chess piece somewhere in some of the men's check check meeting use. I'm hoping that doesn't happen so I'm not calling. My shop is GONNA be flawless but I'm definitely moving from chess pieces around but it's all very strategic. I'm excited to kind of see what happens from in the growth and the changes in the I'm sure initially I'm gonNA. I'M GONNA probably offensive. People obsessed people loosen customers in the short term but long term it's they essential movements of things need to happen for the company to grow and for the value of the company to exponentially grow so like. I said some things won't make sense right away but I'm for example quick funnels to their five-year birthdays coming up in our five year birthday. I'm doing some announcing of some stuff nancy of things that are disappearing from click funnels and some announcing things that are being added into click funnels and they're very strategic and it's funny as I was like making some of these. Iot Jitka moves in fact. Let me back Ucla birthday at funnel hacking live the sheer. You'll see the next set of strategic moves happening and then on my birthday march eighth eighth you will potentially be seeing next up strategic moves so there's three dates for you to look at your calendar to see that see the chess pieces moving in a why are you looking looking in our thinking strategically me like why is he doing this. What's the reasoning and so I said that those are the things that are happening but there's a lot of thought going we into him and and it's kind of fun so what's been fun for me. Recently is like I've been looking at the people I respect people that are doing cool. Things people are having momentum in what their their business and and some people will just get lucky but most people are strategically moving chess pieces around to do different things and so it's really fun and interesting to watch and it was kind of interesting as I was trying to decide if I should make some of these strategic moves I got really nervous and I had this weird impression to message Garrett White. I mean Gary J white so I must say it right message Garrett and told him a little about what's going on in his tenure with them and then we start talking back and forth through text message and then he told me what he's doing strategic and it was like super similar I was it was Kinda crazy how enlightenment we were like the moves. He's making his business news. I making my business. It's kind kind of fun and it's like. Oh my gosh I would have thought you were crazy but now the strategy behind it. I'm like Oh my gosh. You're actually brilliant. This is so cool and some watch that I've been watching there's someone who I had a chance to get snow a year ago through through instagram and it's Nicole Arbour me no her she she made a video back back on a four or five years ago called deer fat people in crazy viral shell out hey for a lot of people loved it and but regardless create a lot of noise and and I it was fascinating to watch watch her. Do that a couple years ago and it's kind of an interest what's her strategy. Why is she doing. She's GonNa make a lot of people angry. Some people happy like what's the reasoning but she's very strategic in her her thinking in the move that she makes fascinating so I watched over the last two weeks or so and again watching her strategically do her so she made this video he has seen it. I'm talking about J Shetty and and Kinda calling him out on while the stuff that he had plagiarized and and stuff like that and she put this thing out their crazy viral on on you know on facebook instagram I don't know probably from as well but between all of them got tons of us and it was interesting because then you get and I know we're all having a chance to watch the strategic chess pieces after the fact right. Nothing goes viral. It's like Oh my gosh and and you see what she's trying to do. She's trying to to get Jada. Stop doing these things right and so I'm not going to comment on that at all because that's beside the point where I'm talking about now which means that video and then a few days later she started seeing like I'm about to do my next big video to expose the next person when expose does I think oh my gosh like like is this a strategy ago exposed to people like what she do. Strategic I want to figure out happening inside of remind them watching this and she's building coming up to it and she didn't in stores everything talk about it's coming. It's coming and then boom. She launches it and the next expose is about this person she can talk to the person who it is and they all the bad the things that people say about this person and he says that person's actually me and it was fascinating because to basically air dirty laundry put out all the stuff that someone contentiously say about about her put out there in what was what was what was cool was like it took the wind out of anybody. WHO's trying to retaliate and attack back against her because she's like there it is like and she didn't expose herself which was really fascinating to see and it was like oh my gosh and anyway just put that out there and that was the the next video picked up steam. There's momentum right the first video in the second video next. Expose the expertise actually about her. It was like the next fascinating the video in in the sequence and then and then she did another one exposing somebody. WHO's trying to expose her and it was just fascinated watching these different the different strategic moves. I don't know the end goal where she's trying to check mate who or what's going to happen but it's been fascinating watching as they're happening in catching and I'm like oh my gosh like this is the strategy is using to get attention and to get views and to build a brand like whatever the things are right and actually messes my entire social media team on on on Saturday. It's like I WANNA make she's watching this and and not you know like I'm having all ears. Watch it for the content that they can't. That's cool like that's not my purpose like strategically watch what she's doing. She's leveraging the momentum of one video to the next to the next and and and I was like what do we have. We think nick how do I make it slipped my instagram. I you buy whatever we're not just random things. We're putting out there but there's like momentum and it's moving towards strategically something happening to build the pressure to build the noise to get from Point A. B. C. and move people through this this journey and his conversation you. I think one of my flaws and social media points been everything's very much one often. Here's the thing that we're doing. Here's the thing we're doing can come in and out we talk about the thing whereas psych we would if we turn this into a conversation what if we turned it into multi series events that are pulling somebody from from thing to thing to think and and causing controversy momentum away now. I think I am a very controversial. I don't I don't seek for that. I don't think my videos does need to be controversial like Nicole's were necessarily but conceptually strategically. How do I create that in my in in the in the voice that I haven't social media so anyway I hope he has a watching the game. Watch the people at the highest level there playing watch what they're doing and how they're doing in and you know. We're always we're always seeing things. In hindsight the person makes the strategic move and we seed afterwards but start watching inserting not like why do they do that. What was the purpose. Why did that video happen you. Why did this thing happen here. Russell announced this. Why are they launching this now. What are the pieces. Why did they pull this away. They would've what what's the. What's the purpose. I think yes start looking at that. you'll start really enjoying. It's really fun. one of my favorite podcasts is podcast called business wars and it's it's fun because it's almost like a produced podcasts casts were they pick two businesses were at war and then produced like seventy episodes and tell you the story behind this this business war and this is on hindsight though because you see it's already happened right so it's like back versus. This is p. C. Apple versus me macro SPEC- Adidas versus Nike Marvel versus DC paper versus Ebay all these business wars the happened and you watch him and tells you all the strategic moves and they make you're seeing all hindsight rights superfund in fact. I think I told at the last time I spoke. I told everybody that like they. They should drop out of school and just listen to businesses that gives you history and business like all wrapped in one super entertaining podcast but I digress I like. I like listening because as you can hear the strategy that that happened in the past in history the made these companies they are but like they were all sitting having this opportunity. It's like it's like watch as as companies are strategically doing things to build themselves right now like we're living like we're in the middle of it he law in Moscow Center and test like Elon Musk if if you know he files all these patents for the Tesla and for these battery operated cars and he's doing the thing and then also he's like hey I'm an open source and give access to everybody for free and you're like wait why would you do that doesn't make any sense like this. Is Your your intellectual properties. I'm going to open source to give it to everybody in every can build upon it and then what's GonNa happen because of that other people are going to fund the building of this huge. You know all of the charging stations across America 'cause I can't fund that by myself open source the patents Gabriel's building on right now. We can all build this. This network is essential for my company to survive. which is this these charging stations and open it up and boom now? That's what kind of happened happened so she's like it's so fascinating and fun to watch these strategic decisions ones that happened this happening on click finals birthday next to in like two weeks from now. I told Myron golden and I love Myron when my favorite people ever and explain it to them the next day came back to do you realize what you're doing here. I Smile Mike what tell me and he said when you do this what's going to happen like can smells like you already knew that or Mike. That's the strategy. That's the chest moving again on the outside. You'll see the move then. We stop and think like why what's the reason. What's he trying to do here. What's the purpose and hopefully have fun watching as we go so that's got back the off to get some work done today. I've spent the book tonight so this is the end of the traffic secrets book you guys admitting it to the publisher who is due.
"chess" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Old phrase that as and you'll win from chess. Scott. I look up and. Overcomplicate? Me. Point seven kids. There are things you share on social media. And then there are things you share with like five people you trust in a group. Text. Was..
"chess" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"So for one we've known that elite athletes tend to live longer than the rest of us. And that's really not the big of a surprise. But research now shows that elite chess players also have a survival advantage over the general population a team of Australian researchers looked at players from twenty eight countries and specifically over a thousand players who reach international chess grandmaster status over a period of nearly seventy years, and then they compared the survival data of those people to fifteen thousand Olympic medalists and not only did they find that both groups had significant survival advantages over the general population. But that the difference between the two was not even statistically significant. Oh, wow. That's pretty interesting years ago. I remember reading about how you know before the age of the internet people used to play chess by mail or what's called correspondence chess. He'd make a move that move in the mail, and then your opponent would do the same. And you'd go back and forth and games could take years to play. And actually, this kind of sounds fun to be able to. To do this with a friend who lives across the country, or whatever. But was the pricing is that even today, the US Chess Federation estimates they have about three thousand members still playing correspondence chess though for some play by Email, and they're even tournaments for correspondence chess with rules like each player is given thirty days of reflection. Time over ten moves to really speed things up. So I was reading recently about how chest gain popular among captured or wounded soldiers during World War Two, and you know, the rules of war. So interesting to me, sometimes you remember learning about the Geneva conventions, which are often thought of today is the way war crimes are defined. But one thousand nine hundred nine the third convention set out how prisoners of war would be treated. So in addition to how prisoners would be treated physically it also had sections on recreation and stated that the captors should encourage the intellectual diversions and sports organized by prisoners of war, which makes it not that surprising that a quiet game that could take hours days to play. And was understood around the world could take off in a time like this so organizations like the Red Cross would even send chestnuts around the world to prisoners where there were even organized chess tournaments and worse so weird. But I do think that one aspect is pretty cool. Yeah. We mentioned earlier the similarities between elite athletes and players. Well, did you know that the world Chess Federation, actually? Conducts drug tests, and they do this pretty routinely and this because there's a push for it to be part of the twenty twenty Olympics. And so this is actually required by the I. But there are some interesting studies around the effects of so-called smart drugs on the ability to play chess now specifically drugs like modafferi, nil and Ritalin so but definitely is a drug. We've talked about actually in episode Bacchus. It's been quite a while. But it's common use to help with sleep disorders and religion is commonly used to treat things like ADHD and the findings from some of the studies on these players was really interesting because weirdly players on the smart drugs were often losing more games than those who were not taking these was actually because the players on that were taking more time per move and just running out of time. So once they took the time out as a factor, they found that these players were actually playing better. So it was one of the researchers put it these substances may be able to convert. Fast and shallow thinkers into deeper but somewhat slower thinkers, this really interesting. Well, we talked about how long chess has been around. And I I was reading about some of the oldest strategy books on chess and this one from way back in fifteen sixty one had some pretty awesome advice, the book suggest strategies such as playing with your back to the sun. Why because that could blind your opponent also suggest that if you're playing by a fire at night, you use your hand to create a shadow over the board. So that your opponent won't be able to see his pieces. Clearly, wow, I had a couple of facts about weird chess tournaments and a couple of other things. But looking over there at tristen and seeing the size of the smirk on his face. I've never seen him. Because I know he loves this fact because he loves to play dirty whenever he competes he plays..
"chess" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Exactly. What? It means the salt chest like if we're able to compute every possible sequence of moves and counter moves and all these different forms of match can take then isn't the game effectively solved. I mean, that's actually the thing. Because even if you had the most powerful computer in the world, it still wouldn't be able to calculate all the unique games that could be played. And this just seems unimaginable. But the possibilities just scale up way too quickly. So for example, after both players have moved one time in a game of chess there are four hundred possible boards setups. But after the second of the turns the number of possible game shoots up to just under two hundred thousand now after three moves there are one hundred twenty one million possible outcomes and so on and so on until you get to the current best estimate for the total possible number of chess games, which is a staggering ten to the one hundred twentieth. Power. So to put that number in perspective just a little bit. There was a great breakdown that I've found. From popular science. And here's what it says. There are only ten to the fifteenth total hairs on all the human heads in the world tend to the twenty-third grains of sand on earth and about ten to the eighty first atoms in the universe. Typical chess games is many times as great as all those numbers multiplied together unimpressive feat for thirty two wooden pieces lined up on a board. That is unbelievable. You know when you look back at the kind of like endless complexity of the game. You know, I it's really no wonder that it gives our brains such a workout, and I actually read the study from a while back that found that experts who play chess actually, use both sides of the brain, well solving chess problems and not just the analytical right side. Oh, well, but this only happens in I'm guessing like really experienced players. That's right. The researchers gathered eight international chess players and then eight novice players, and then they took FM is brain scans while subjects work their way through two different tests and first anti identified geometrical shapes and then they had to determine whether or not the pieces on the chessboard were in a check situation and the results from these tests were really unexpected because they showed that while the novice players had only used a left side of the brain to process. This task to expert players had used both sides of the brain. So this is what the lead researcher explained, quote, once the usual brain structures were engaged the experts utilized additional complementary structures into other half too. Execute processes in parallel. Wow. So did this dual processing improve the experts performance at all. Yeah. It actually made them much quicker at solving the chest problems than novices wear, but it is worth noting that the parallel processing only occurred during the chest problems and not during that geometry task. So it really seems like all the extra practice that the experts had given their brains was this nice boost. But only when it came to chess. You know, it's interesting to hear that because I was actually reading about how playing a lot of chess can actually be a detriment to player sometimes like RA rather than being beneficial to them and has what's because of something called the Einstein long effect which scientific American describes as the brain's tendency to stick with solutions. It already knows rather than look for potentially superior ones..
"chess" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"Guess what will what's that mango? So I was reading the story about the chess player Bobby Fisher this week. This is when he was young, and I guess he'd won a US championship at the time. So he was famous, but he was also just a kid, and he didn't have that much money. And you know, he's kind of a recluse, right? Actually, I'd read that he used to play secretly online like later in his life. And there was always so much buzz. When somebody thought they noticed his style of play and thought they were onto it. And that they discovered that it was him. Yeah. I feel like you'd see that pop up from like Japan or Malaysia wherever there's just like so excited if played Bobby Fisher think they've played five Fisher. But so anyway, he's young at this time he wants to go see a movie, and he doesn't have money for. So he walks into the chess and checker club of New York just to pick up a few extra bucks. I guess to hostile right, right? And I guess at the time it was this this large smoke-filled crowded pool hall type place, but for chess and bobby's totally in disguise. He's got. Ranko? He's got his collar up sunglasses and a hat. He looks ridiculous. But does not want to be noticed. Right. So yes, a friend like do you think he can just get me into a game and a friend asked the owner across the bar and remember it's smoke filled and like five as in disguise. So the owner goes tell him. No, he's just a kid. The hustlers will eat him alive. Until like, Bobby Fischer is furious, and he just stomps out. Right. And this is all reported. This is a real story. But when his friend tells the owner who it was that it was Bobby Fisher who wanted to game apparently the whole crowd at the place has this audible groan, I bet and this one guy goes, oh, man. I would have paid hundreds of dollars just to sit across from Bobby Fisher on no kidding anyway. So I don't know much about chest. But I do love stories about it. And we're gonna get into the most dangerous styles of chess. How the game moved from the battlefield to the Royal court. And even why getting a billion people to play chess might be our best hope to keep away. 'lions? Let's dig in. Podcast listeners. Welcome to part time genius. I'm well Pearson. And his always I'm joined by my good friend, man, gosh, how ticket and on the other side of the soundproof glass writing down a list of chess openings, he's trying to master could actually can you read what he's got on the whiteboard over there, mango. Yeah. He's got the hillbilly attack. The monkeys burn hippopotamus defence does something called the toilet variation. He's. Definitely. Yeah. Definitely says toilet variation..
"chess" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Nine hundred. Six at the age of eighty one. But during her lifetime, she was one of the most influential chess champions of the Soviet era. In one thousand nine hundred twenty eight. She placed fifth in the Moscow women's championship and in the early nineteen fifties. She became the second women's world chess champion. All very interesting except her proudest achievement was saving hundreds of children during the bloody siege of Leningrad in World War Two, Susan, Paul Garza world chess champion herself, and a chess grandmaster. I kinda got to the thumbnail sketch of Ludmilla Rodamco Susan, where was she born? How did you become a champion chess player? Well, Mr. Danko was born in today's territory of Ukraine, and then later moved to the Russian territories of Moscow. And I guess Leningrad as well. She was very influential in her era, and it's pretty remarkable that the she was never really a Professional Chess player. As I understand. But she was an economic planner in the Soviet days and she became world champion in her mid forties, which is highly unusual by today's standards. For example, I became the number one player in the world when I was only fifteen by times are different. There were no computers, not acknowledgee no information like there is today. So it's much quicker that development of chess players today. That's how we see young chess players, even at a tender age of twelve in grandmasters, how much was sexism kind of holding a Ludmila Rodamco back at the time. Oh, I'm sure a lot. I mean, even in my early days in the seventies and eighties, I have to face it the on a day to day basis and to some degree event today. But in those days, forget sexism to and everything that she had to endure. And that was so much lack of approachability for. Women or support or so much discrimination. It's remarkable that she had the strength and the motivation on the desire to excel in such a male dominated sport. Do you know how she was perceived by her male peers at the time? I very well, no, because I have traveled to the civic in multiple times, and I talked to people who knew her and and even other champions who came after her, and it was just such a dismissal. So to say, at in those days in her time about the mini chess that Olbermann can play chess. And in fact, part of the reason why vehement didn't get very far in chess because the constant discouragment and dismissal. And unlike, of course, Unity's and route. In fact, that's worth the I tried to change throughout my life and my career now to my foundation. So we'll get to that in a second. But what about Ludmila Rodamco. Fired you? Well, it expired inspired me that she stood up in a male dominated field when it was not popular at there was only run out of women before her romantic who we all know about the first women's while champion who did that, and then the World War Two broke out. And there were no Bill championships ever. Renault competitions for remain Ethel. And so she was the first one. It's always hard to be a pioneer in whatever you do and excel at..
"chess" Discussed on RobinLynne
"Chess phil to still the freestyle dope please be my shit that we freestyler some fans twenty criticize me and the money in the fame hit me accidents many last white perfect like this still smell the all of these all these trucks for for fees for the seeing when they came here when i speak i was clash still what's fair street fifth feet on streets with the race in the middle of laying down what your freak speaking on your pillow.
"chess" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"Houma. It was really, really thrilling while the other phobia I AKU chess board game snaps, the musical trough. Monopoly, the musical that would be quite a little bit more universally fiend actually, I think to be honest, I think there is talking monopoly, the meal. I think if you Google it, you'll see that somebody is because now of course musicals role about brands. Yes, it's true. It's the LEGO move. Yeah, exactly. That'll be a musical soon. Yeah, we just write it. Completely a world waiting to happen. Yeah, exactly. And that's thing I to pick up what Matt was saying about the sort of mediated nature. This production. He said it was successively machine. There was a lot of it here. It's a strange thing where it didn't seem to be doing interviews, and of course you saw them on the big screen. Obits he was setting is American Cooper gear, and it was on the big screen and the chess game itself, you saw the face, his didn't, Tim, how rich Dawkins. Interesting. The big ups of these the brain, you know, the man thinking, you know, his moves kind of thing, but then seemed to wind its way into elements of the thing. Not necessarily when they're in that hotel bedrooms and things moments which shouldn't have been mediated on these were which made it feel difficult for me to sort of concentrate on the actual singing and the action and the stage work. I was always kind of expecting it to be on the kind of Jumbotron like I was watching the willing to myself. Screens far more than I wanted to be because you do get very different emotional response. I think from watching somebody on screen, even when they are in front of you, they're not trying to pair their face. And I felt particularly this I may be wrong about this, but I thought it weirdly did a disservice to Alexandra Burke, particularly because a Harare singer, she might go. I mean, really, superb performance. I thought in terms of her singing she was given, she may well not be able to, I don't know because she wasn't given any opportunity to do so. So she just on one side of the room and belt and then move slightly to the side of the stage and belt and she did that. I think she has three numbers. Is that right? You've been back character in new number. Right? Hasn't been heard before in in the UK. Really? Yes. So just to be up the part? Yeah. So you're that much more wear of her? Yeah. Who she is a tool as a character and every single thing that she had to do there was almost no. There's very little of staging in those particular parts. There wasn't much in the way props, there wasn't much into background. She just stood there and told you how she felt in song. And I felt like I was watching an arena performance by Alexander Burke surrounded by a musical. It was very, I just felt like she was completely isolated by the video screens by that process, which was a shame because a actually a quite of like to see more of her. The one bit that maybe works Todd and saddened loan in Russia on her own left. Accidents. Yeah. Talked through the machine away with the idea of chess, again, is sort of metaphor, and as a classic to'real concepts and all the rest of it, Matt, you wanted to talk through John Kerry and Cold War novels and the Russia house probably less thresher house per se, if more journal curry in general, the question that we've been posing throw this, where's the authorship in this show? Now, I think John Kerry at this late Dayton and his career needs to or whatever want to write a musical blessing. He might because you know his sister, Charlotte Cornwell is a wonderful actress who doesn't do as much work as she shouldn't issues too. However, Tim rice probably has very good Rolodex if those exist anymore. And I'm sure he could find on the car is number, and I just thought thinking about and looking back on liquor is you know, literary output, everything that chess is lacking, is there in his books. You've got doubt you've got people paralyzed by indecision. You've got east versus west, where even with George smiley who've courses British figure in, whereas tresses America, Russia, and the British are mostly figures of fun. But you know that kind of new in that sense of it. It's all it's all up for grabs exactly what chest doesn't have because his painted in the broadest possible brushstrokes exactly what John Currie might have lent to it. And I was also thinking he always used to talk about the Russian bear was an image occurs in the Russia house the novel. And then it was made into a movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and she'd be great and chess. The musical sing a little bit. But I thought she Michael ball. He actually looked a little bit like a Russian bear there is there is something kind of bear like about him. They should merchandise him in the foyer as. Version of multiple. You can take home. And he's got a considerable fan base. You might snap it up. So. Match. Sharman would be a good choice as a writer, I'd forgotten that he'd written the Spielberg movies. So yeah, machine actually lead to something. I think this is unfinished business this show, and I'm sure that they're going to keep going till the for the rest of their days trying to find collaborators looking the subtlety in the doubt in the CARA. Who who aren't emblematic of the one or other nation or belief system. They crossed the floor and they're, they're kind of independent axes, absolutely. But of course, the thing is what you get an oval, which is very hard to put on stage is in a novel you can easily dramatize the workings of the intellect that's generally dry on stage unless you're somebody like Tom stoppard. There's another idea. That's why I suppose in the show you need these characters who are almost comically volatile scarcely has Freddie the Tim. How're figure emerged at the beginning before he's strumming around like John McEnroe different sport, but John macaroni a bad day and you know, Anatolia, defecting one minute not the next, have the sentimental reunion. Everything is is writ super large. What's great about the curry is the quietude, the sense of an inner life. I'm not asking for Chester become checkoff, but I do think you know the song's robust enough that there should be a possible linkage that that does Justice to the whole. Package. That brings the end of today's program. Thank you both very much. Indeed, chess showing at the Coliseum in London till the second of June, get your tickets. Now, if you dad thanks to my guests today, then Matt wolf and Nancy daren't. And of course my producer Holly Fischer, we'll be back at the same time next week when we'll be taking a tour of the abstract photography exhibition at the Tate, modern school shape of light, join us for that one time being for me, Robert bounds. Thanks for tuning in.
"chess" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"What about the music self? Because there is there is sort of operator and areas kind of rock music kind of sort of that of that era. I suppose it's quite pro-gay, isn't it? Because it's a concept album as well. It's kind of a bit like there's something Genesee, kind of imagine. There's something kind of which I like now I mentioned in the green room before we searched on the Mike fans. This is basically my favorite album and I was a kid because it was my dad had the L P of it. And so it was the first tape and she goes, that's the square thing I've ever had. Probably. Kinda stands up maybe as Recco, but how. How comfortable does the operator and the rock music kind of sit together, Nancy? Well, I thought the music was great. Actually, I, I found the performances and the orchestra has been tested because I think we've already said but and I really enjoyed the kind of little flavors the early on when Annetta Leah peers, you hit his kind of slightly Russian kind of klezmer ish kind of thing going on, which is really, it's really lovely. It's very rich, very layered bit too much of the kind of self indulgent electric guitar. For my personal liking. That's just my opinion. I think the music is by far the best thing about it, what you think. I agree. I mean, you've got, you know, you mentioned Prague. I think that's exactly right. I notice the Tim. How're who I mentioned before the Canadian performing place. FREDDY, he had been in a production of rock of ages, which is jukebox musical, which is nothing, but kind of Prague rock doing Aerosmith and Bon Jovi and in, you know, that whole group. And that kind of landscape informs this. And it's kind of great to hear a show score where you wanna turn the volume all the way to the top kind of belted out in the shower, but whether that makes for something satisfying in the theater is is another story. Change the way you play at this. Also. Interestingly, this famous song at the top of the second one in Bangkok and until last night, and I've been hearing it for thirty years. I never noticed that it's kind of wrap before we talked about rap. Yeah, Hamilton. We've never seen rap before until Hamilton will guys here. It was. That's fabulous. And that's good. That's good. Isn't it? That's a good song. And there's a bit of some kind of Gilbert and Sullivan the some of the. The British consul all these little bit, like kind of got a little list from the McCarthy. Every witty. They really wonderful. They updated it at the the the opening night, didn't they bring in more contemporary things. So there was all that as you say, not, ooh, that sort of VIN Vega and possibility in some of the rising and dating the rising tangents. There was some numbers like those that you mentioned which had real wit and intelligence and kind of a little bit aside, I and those were the ones that really picked it up. It's the other stuff which becomes a bit sentimental slightly meaningless. And she just let's have another one of those because that really that really caught my attention and made me want to know more about the person singing that these. Expecting. Chris. Closest. Further reading section, and that's you mentioned a production called the machine which I was trying to get when Holly told me about your choices. I'm trying to guess what this was. So it's it's, it was a few years ago. The Manchester international festival was the first time that it was shown. And then after that it went to the armory in New York. And I think the second version was considerably more tightened version. It had the infiltation about hundred minutes straight through anyway. It has quite a number of cheese with this show in that first of all, it's a play on not a musical, but it's a play about chess in theory, which, again sounds incredibly boring, but in fact isn't it also has. Today. Has a lot of media attention stuff. So it had lots of screens and it had moving cameras, even don't sing. It shows the Gloria to'real nature of Chazal the posturing beforehand or squaring up had an enormous number of similarities, but it was fundamentally different in that it had a really good story. So the story is based around Garry Kasparov's match against deep blue, the IBM computer, and it follows again, two men to geniuses Kasporov and also Fung sue cannoli apologize to any time listeners because I'm not entirely sure pronounce that correctly, but he was the man behind deep blue. He was asked driven as Kasporov and the stakes were as high, I think for him as they were for casper of nobody really knows about him. So it was just a really interesting thing to bring those two characters together. It went backwards in time. It showed you their back stories. It made you understand. Where these two men had come from, which I don't think chess does a toll, even though there's a poor me, my parents didn't love me number in the second half of chess love scene, isn't it? Yeah. Filed by the way, the big check. And by that stage personally, I was a bit. Oh, really? It's nobody else's fault again. Is that right? He lost my sympathy. I want to see the indentation that Nancy's notes made in the note. But the machine was written by match Armand who has since gone on to right Bridget spied the Hollywood movie, and it was just a really interesting rounded portrait of all of the people involved. It had a great role for an older actress of Francesca, honest played casper, mother Clara. She was real. She was complex. She's a mother trying to hold onto the the some who was also the Boy Genius who she molded and created and then was kind of moving away from her. So it was just a really interesting, brilliant, energetic, exciting production, and I loved it. Matt said the staging of the chest bits of Chesapeake, which on the thing is necessarily about that is the theme how the machine stage those bits of the dole work of the game of chess. Well, actually, again, you say the dole work, but what they did was exactly what my mentioned that chest doesn't do, which is focus the cameras and. It was a huge space. So you have these massive screens bit. Like last night, it focused the cameras on the chessboard. So if you didn't know anything about chess, it was meaningless, but somehow they managed to make it feel incredibly tense, and they got it all perfectly timed and every move was correct. It was nerdy to unbelievable point, but it was absolutely perfect in terms apparently how how would I know? But still I'm told actually, you suddenly, of course they did the same thing that Chester's the media did at the time in both cases which was ramp it up with the kind of PR carnival around it. And so actually by the time he was looking at this just bored, you were thinking Houma.
"chess" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"The monocle quality of life conference returns. This time we're touching down in zero joy, Monaco's editors a lineup of tack sharp panelists for lively debate informed conversation and top notch retaliatory for twenty eight to the thirtieth of June. Find out more and book your ticket. Now at conference MOnaco dot com. Hello, I'm Robert bounds and you're listening to the MOnaco coach this week. We hitting London's West End where brand new production of the musical chess has just opened this story of love politics and board game based brinksmanship with dreamed up by Bennie and Bill and from Abba with the libretto by Satyajit safe hands for along success. Just opened in the West End in nineteen eighty six starring Elaine page MAry head and Barbara Dickson then transferred to Broadway in nineteen eighty eight. Now back in London at the Coliseum under the direction of Lawrence, Connor in collaboration with the English national opera among the cost. On this production, we got the West End star, Michael ball and X factor. Alumnus Alexandra Burke as Russian chess champion, Anatoly, and his wife's fat, Lana. I was there the night as we're Matt will fit a critic the international New York Times, and that's DARREN'S commissioning editor for the times. They'll both be joining me in the studio if from square one to still watching all sixty four. Chest revolves around you guessed it a chest. One says in the Cold War of the early nineteen eighty, we meet the all American Freddie Trumper and Soviet Anatoly, say, gifts key. They compete in the final of the world Chess Federation championships in Marana. Where else? After Forslund board flip and some EastWest political argument between Freddie and his assistant Florence. She runs into the arms of his competitor. The champion Anatoly Anatolian Florence become lovers while his wife's fed. Lana is left at home. Look after his son, Ivan, and the Soviet Chester decides to seek asylum in the west. However, his meddling former assistant mulk over has been scheming and a year later tries to bribe Florence and Freddie to convince Anatoly to lose his next championship. They refuse Anatoly wins once again and decides to return to Russia with his wife and son ending the musical with his separation from Florence. Jess was released. Originally as a concept album before it became a West End hit and it's become much loved musical. More. Matt, Nancy, welcome to the program will come to you. Can you put this musical into bit of context? Yes, because it's back in the West End for short run after Nelson auspicious, run back in ninety eight in Broadway to well, as you said, began as a concept album. And what's interesting about the providence of chess, and this doesn't happen so much anymore is dates back to a period which was really a big thing with the British mega-musical where the shows began as I'll bums particularly underlined Webber and Tim rice, Tim rice, the librettist of this, but having come to chess, having worked on, she cries superstar Joseph and Evita Evita in particular, very celebrated concept album. And so the idea with all of these has been, how do you go from the album to then in the case of chess, the stage concert, which actually saw back in the of time at the Barbican and only then to a stage production. And I think what has been deviled this show for thirty years and will continue to devil. It is. How do you act. Make it live in three dimensions. The thing that people love about this, this work and I love it is the score. It's very lush, it's very big. It's a sonic boom of score, but it somehow isn't very richly satisfying three dimensions. It's not particularly richly written. One of the things they did when it went from London to Broadway was given a book that she hired American planet should Nelson to write a story because it never had that before. That didn't work very well and the Broadway production closed after ten weeks. So it's been dogged by the problem of how do you make it live in three dimensions. Phil, what Shing album with some Samatar some professional dramatics, but nonetheless do. Do you think it stands up in three dimensions? No, not really. I mean, to be it looks amazing. It really does. The first half particularly is kind of spectacular. But you do think after bet you realize that what you're getting is tiny bits of expe. Position, very complex, quite squishy exposition, squeezed in between massive pop songs and sort of operatic stroke, musical numbers. So after bit, it's just not very satisfactory. You sort of feel it has nothing to take in the second half also slides bit downhill after I just. Yeah, good stuff in the second music in the second. Exposition, I suppose because there is that and I wonder how wonder how that works in in musicals, I suppose as musicals where everything is so almost everything is sung musicals where there's a lot of talking and acting and then we kinda cut to a song, but there's a little bit in this. You feel that they're going to work across the other side of the stage and kind of go. I'm having a glass of water because I'm thirsty. You don't need to sing that. Would be able to cost more light on this. Move me with the. I'd never seen it before last night. How's it become more operated for this venue? Is there more of the singing through stuff? It's hard to say xactly, but I would think first of all, if you've got an orchestra numbering more than sixty and you're doing great. I mean, it's never gonna son like this in a theater because no theater has these resources, and you've got a limited run, which means that the cast can actually belt it out without thinking Jesus in six months. I won't have a voicemail be having surgery on my nose. But the point is that it's an outline, the show exists in outline and what we need to do. And if any of us around the table wants to make ourselves available Tim rice, I think we would have a chance somebody to actually flesh it out that is literally million dollar problem here. Interestingly, the was just a revival of it in Washington DC which I didn't see, but it took yet another approach to it. So it's it's constantly being Prisme attic that customer coming out in different ways. Thinking will this work without work maybe as you say, the thing is just to make it a flat out opera? Yeah, the other thing is, I mean, the story is week there's no getting away from that. It is really quite poll. The characterize -ation is almost non existent. And I mean these two main characters. These two men. You kind of the point where I kind of white wine. Why am I supposed to care about these two children? These two men who seem to think that everything will revolve around them and, but you never see any evidence of why these two women think that we're spending any time with. I mean, I know geniuses attractive, but you never see any of that. You just see them flounces about and the other thing that interested me again, as I said, I'd never seen it before. So I saw all the reading about it and I looked up the two previous versions, the US version and the UK version and from what I can gather. Again, you might remember this, both of them ended with a resolution of the actually quite interesting story of Florence father. Florence is explains quite quite hilariously at one I'm Hungary and I was only five when you took my father, you know that kind of one of those brilliant moment squeezed in. It does oppose ability that he might be alive. That resolution has been completely removed from this. So a, it's one of the best stories in the thing, and it's gone be. It's one of the women's stories and they have been dramatically reduced. And I really wonder whether now is the time to do that, like let's make a musical. Let's revive a musical about two selfish self-indulgent annoying men and stripped down the women's stories yet. Good time with exactly that when I was what she. Yeah, I did feel that that is, why do we. MS you're the kind of woman likes manning a very big jacket. Speak at the scene. About to pop. Compromise role nex. Production to basically how to reactions one was while this is the campus thing I've ever seen. I love it and the other was Christ. It could only have been written by a man. What about what about chess as a as a conceit because this half this was written in the early eighty S average just I, I guess I just retired have been in Bulan kicking about those of summarizing their fingertips. What should we do? It was off the back of Boris Spassky and Bobby fishing. All these big important things which were internationally televised things have international imports were were the supposedly with sort of intellectual figureheads of the politics of the United States versus the Soviet Union's. This was important nineteen eighties that meant a lot. What you think. Contemporary audiences will feel about that the one went allot of young heads in the audience on press night. And I guess a lot of people come to after having seen it in the in the eighties like me just though. Relevant chess is thing. I mean, you can't make it about something else, but it just wonder whether the the idea has traveled. Well, I'm not sure that the show is actually very interested in the facts of chess or the pragmatics of it's really only interested in chess metaphor. And Nancy was talking rightly about the visuals and there's this. It was kind of comical after while it was almost as if all of the cartridge had this stalker. There was this person kind of following them around with a camera and what you then saw on screen was presumably what they think at any given moment is the most important. So when you have the amazing Tim, how're who I thought was fantastic playing this American guy with the rather incredible name of Freddie Trumper couldn't make this up against Michael bowl is a Russian without thank God a Russian accent. So when they have their big face off, I thought, oh, let's have the camera, show the chessboard and let's see what they're doing because I pledge chest back in the day, not at all. I mean, that could have been playing partic- and what you're looking at. Are there. Are you know, sweaty beaded faces, and I think in a way chess really only works as a conceit. One of the reasons I think the show, frankly is never going to succeed as a piece of theater is this actually nothing family dramatic in it? It's essentially a kind of statement of people's positions at any particular moment, like their characters on a chess board on now. I love him. Now I love her. Now I'm defecting now I'm going home now. I'm we're United with my son, but there's no sort of overarching drama to it. There's absolute zero in her life, and I think in a way that's the problem which they have to address. What is interesting though, is rail politique now, you know, God knows American Russia's seem to be at some kind of Ampass at the moment. What might be interesting would be to get a really cool contemporary writer to just go in and Chuck it all inside out and do a chest for twenty. Eight teen. Yeah. I don't wanna do that. Probably that. What about the timing of this? I wonder what the sawtooth will cycles if these things are when this went nine hundred ninety eight after Denver's six full run in London, but then went to Broadway and it didn't work out that was kind of high time for the Cold War is just coming to an end. But it was kind of Zenit as well as oppose. What about now? Does it? Is it relevant now, the idea of chess aside, but the US Soviet. Actually, I think it is this idea of two nations that have reached an impasse is incredibly fruitful. I think the reason it didn't. I never saw it on Broadway, but I think the reason it didn't succeed on Broadway had less to do with whether the Cold War jitter didn't suit the time and a lot more to do interestingly with this phenomenon from which the show springs, which is this idea of the British mega-musical which was a big thing on Broadway. Of course, during the eighties, it was a major theatrical export and brought up in nineteen eighty. Eight had had a lot of them and I was getting tired of them. And one thing about. This show, which is really true now and was tree then is it's so self-important it takes us off so seriously and you can see why shows that came after the producers which is about as Americanisms show can be, he thought, oh, thank God, something fun. Serious really is in the first half the first quite promising, the first half of the first half a couple of very silly camp numbers. You have quite a lot of knowing nods to kind of trademark America, all of the commercialism and the the Russian substantial up Lipner's underneath which has boiling rage. It was actually very funny. I mean, every number we my friend and I turned to each other. And then after bit it just, oh God, it just really serious and dull, and it is a musical, you know, it is allowed to be continuously entertaining, and it should be particularly those resources. And I just, I just don't think just doesn't hold up. It gets bit. Melody. What