Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Pieces of wood flying on the chessboard…
Facial expressions of the winner or the loser… Live coverage on a giant screen…
This is the solution to the long debate regarding “The Chess Show”

Once, there was the cold war. At that time, the fight wanted by the media was one concerning the political scene. However, this is well and truly over…

Afterwards came Karpov and Kasparov. A terrible rivalry was staged, a detrimental situation for the other elite players. In fact, most of them remain, in spite of their great talent, unknown.

In 1999, Stéphane Laborde and Eloi Relange take on the media challenge. They launch, thanks to Canalweb, a program called “Diagonale.” The success of this program with the complicity of these two partners in crime and the support of other enthusiasts (Bertrand Guyard, José De Sousa, Régis Vogelène, Malcom Pein & Me) will be enormous.

One remembers the coverage of the match Kasparov against Kramnik which saw the downfall of the Chess King.


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