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Seeking The Endgame: Chess Documentary

Seeking The Endgame: Chess Documentary

Aug 30, 2010, 9:32 AM 10

Coming up soon on the BBC World Service is a two-part documentary on chess. 

The publicity blurb goes like this:

Chess is an ancient game and its popularity has spanned many centuries – but how is it faring in modern times? Simon Terrington, a self-confessed chess fanatic, explores the game in today's world and examines whether modern technology is changing the game and the way it is played.

He also questions whether people still have the time, in today's increasingly fast-paced way of life, to master this game. Simon reaffirms his love for chess by absorbing the passion it generates, from grandmasters to community club players; from the World Chess Championship to the chess boards of a Bulgarian park.

Sounds like it could be worth a listen. The first program is broadcast on Friday 10 Sept at 8:05 GMT and is repeated several times over 10/11/12 Sept.

Part two is a week later on 17 Sept at the same time, and is also repeated in case you miss it.  Both shows last 25 minutes.

You can listen to the BBC World Service online at this link.

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