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Ryan - thanks for you enthusiasm on this and I know you've asked me about it before.
Usually in bigger events like the deathmatches, there's extra help like Kohai and Patzer. It's the shows that are open to All members (usually The BIG Show) where people are more unruly. If most don't listen, we just ban them after repeated warnings.
Okay, thanks, I was just wondering if you all needed any back up! I'm good at getting my point across! lol
Ryan, you are really so wonderfully enthusiastic and considerate and it's SO appreciated :)
It's funny how there are people, such as yourself, who see us as overworked (though we're fine, Ryan, thank you ), and there are others who see us as not working hard enough. Some people see us as too lenient and patient, while others' opinions are that we can be too harsh. Makes it hard to know what's right! I think we're right about in the middle of the two :) But...that's MY opinion! :)
Thanks Donna! You all work very hard to keep this group and the TV Channel as prductive as possible! You all are the perfect moderators I have ever seen! You all are the perfect combonation of patient and considerate, with tolerance. It's just that some people refuse to be told what is right, and choose to do the wrong thing on purpose. Ya'll are the best!
LOL...Ryan, I'm blushing :) Thank you!
You are very welcome! Praise is to be gived, when deserved. In this case, praise is WELL deserved.
I would like to see the chess.com Tactics Trainer discussed as a topic on Pardon Our Blunders!
Well I'd say 2 things: open blitz challenges for anyone and submission for game analysis instead of having to answer a question
ddp17, what should we discuss about it?
CS, i don't understand your suggestions, can you explain another way?
@ruralrob yes that is what i was trying to say sorry
aha ok. when was doing the show i tried a couple times doing the trivia question the week before and then looking at the game in advance of the show. but right now we are using this show as a training ground for some new tv folks, and so we don't have a consistent host to do it week in and week out. we may do that at some point though.
cool thanks dpruess
Would it generate increased interest in chess if our commentators broadcast a set of games played between the teams of two cities with a "natural rivalry" (San Francisco vs. Los Angeles for instance) in the U.S. Chess League?
I ask because I think Danny and David are very effective in highlighting the competitive aspects of the game and could really show that the "fight" chess embodies can be captivating for people who just know the basic moves. To add even more "ratings potential", perhaps someone with far less knowledge of chess than David and Danny but with the ability to ask questions of the commentators from the perspective of a lower rated player would increase the interest of casual viewers.
I have already put somebody forward who would do it willingly and hes excellent. Peter Lalic. Close to FM and only 18. He explains well, is funny, humerous, and intelligent but I have not been replied to. He does loads of utube vids and would love this opportunity. Even if he just had 1 or 2 trial shows I know he would be very popular. Pruess must be too busy to reply ;(
Thank You Cruiseylee78! I'm probably way off base, but have always believed since witnessing the "Fischer Boom" in US Chess Federation membership that there is a latent population of Americans (and yes, I know all about our addiction to "action" sports) who would watch a properly promoted, announced, and described Chess Mental Sports Network. However, a key to widespread viewership would be both announcers and commentators who could describe the "fight" being witnessed in a way a "woodpusher" would understand, as well as a master. This means you would need a multi-level broadcasting crew. In addition to Mr. Lalic, someone such as a Class C player to ask probing questions might be helpful.
Just some ideas, but I honestly believe, having seen the television broadcasts of the Fischer vs. Spassky match from New York City, and the incredible amount of New York Times coverage.....there is an untapped market there. Afterall, wasn't the original broadcasting crew for Monday Night Football (Howard Cosell doing the "color" etc.) a very large part of its attraction? Wasn't the verbal interplay between the broadcasters what made it really entertaining?
Heres a vid of Lalic doing some political braodcast for hes school. But my point is even here you can tell he has charisma and charm and I think he would be brill for Chess.com as he has loads of chess friends that would sign up here just due to him being here. Also he has lots of utube fans that would come over. ;)
Yes, I watched Mr. Lalic and I agree he would be humorous and entertaining!
Yeah I think hes done over 200 vids now on chess and they are always entertaining and interesting. I have learned loads from them and would say hes vids have made me go from 1300 ish fide OTB to 1700 ish in just a few months. And the other day I just beat a 1950 Fide otb. The thing is he is at a level that is not a millions miles away from most players on chess.com and he is 100% into chess and hes vids etc. I sometimes find GMs/IMa find it hard to explain to the average club player as they was that level when they were kids rather than adults. Anyway I hope David responds soon whether it be a no or yes or maybe. As I know Peter would be great for Chess.com.
Could there be like a endgame studie/analysing program? Like to get the Masters thoughts on different endgames. I think it would be quit educational!
Yes, I agree with you that an endgame study/analysis program would be very valuable.
loving the discussion and suggestions. Cruisey, i just havent had time to check out his videos, but given that one person here said they liked him, i'd say it's more likely yes than no.
however, what we really want is some 1200-1800 rated players who are really into chess, enough so that they follow the top players/tournaments, to work in broadcasting teams with our titled players. this Peter kid is too strong to fill that role, and would instead fill the role of the "strong player".
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