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« on: October 24, 2005, 02:51PM »
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Thanks Alain for sending the video! Here's a slightly different version of it. I just added a soundtrack. I didn't cut any scenes but I added a few extras just to stretch the video a little bit to last the entire music.

http://www.ismenio.com/Alain_Phantom_Video.wmv

I guess I was too tired to work on some stuff that I have to but that provided me a with little break

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005, 01:07PM »
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Pretty cool! I remember that movie Alain! You have to restore to link to it on your site. BTW, could I have a copy of it? (via email?)

Also, I liked the idea of the quiz. Have you guys seen this from ChessBase:

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2677

Chess film - win an autographed book by Kasparov
13.10.2005 A Germany film company has produced a four-minute chess animation, depicting a famous game from the annals of chess. The sequence was generated using exquisite chess pieces from the 19th century. Your task is to guess which game the film depicts. If you do you can win an autographed copy of Garry Kasparov's book My Great Predecessors.


Direct link to the film: http://www.fritzserver.biz/skyline

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Re:a great movie
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 10:39AM »
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Hi Tom


Quote from: Overtom on October 23, 2005, 09:08AM   

For a while he was my great chess idol. I'm, of course, referring to Paul Morphy. According to "Morphy's Games Of chess" (ed. Dover, 1957), he played this game in Paris in October 1858 against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard de Vauvenargue.

well done... I think it was the very first game I replayed from a book, long time ago now 

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Re:a great movie
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005, 09:08AM »
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Alain,

Yes, I particularly liked the technical finesse, really very good - although it lacked the artistic touch of the Spanish movie.

And of course, the game was highly entertaining. It can only be a game of the other American chessplayer who got as mad as a hatter (or a March hare, if you prefer).

For a while he was my great chess idol. I'm, of course, referring to Paul Morphy. According to "Morphy's Games Of chess" (ed. Dover, 1957), he played this game in Paris in October 1858 against the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard de Vauvenargue.

Which may go to show that too many cooks spoils the broth.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005, 10:17PM »
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Hi Tom,


Quote from: Overtom on October 22, 2005, 04:15PM   

You probably used a tripod, such a steady image!

You are right, I used a tripod to have a steady image, and then I worked on the video in with Windows Movie Maker in order to insert a pause between each move, because the Phantom is too fast otherwise.


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It allowed me to concentrate on the game, which was quite enjoyable! Was the computer playing against itself, or is it a game contained in ROM?

I entered the game in player vs player mode and ask then the Phantom to replay it. This is a very famous game... but I must admit that I would recognize it only because of a few move sequences, especially the end of the game.

Quiz : which game is it ? 

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 04:33PM »
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Quote from: Endspielgott on October 22, 2005, 12:00PM   

I wonder why the white queen is so shaky...

I wished I had made the film! But I don't even have a Phantom - just a simple Milton (bought for 40 dollars or so ).

Although queen side openings are sometimes referred to as 'Indian', this queen is obviously not an Indian, at least not a flatfoot.

You probably know that when the glue becomes old, the magnets sometimes fall out of the chessmen. And if you don't put them back correctly, they may come to stick out a bit. I suppose that could have caused the wobbling.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005, 04:15PM »
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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on October 22, 2005, 07:54AM   

I also have a Phantom movie but I have removed (not intentionaly) the link during an update of my site.

Here it is :
http://xpstream.winisp.net/zanchetta/Phantom01.wmv

Very nice game to look at. I didn't even miss any cats

You probably used a tripod, such a steady image! It allowed me to concentrate on the game, which was quite enjoyable! Was the computer playing against itself, or is it a game contained in ROM?

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Re:a great movie
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2005, 12:00PM »
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Nice movie, Tom.
I wonder why the white queen is so shaky...
Even the music fits to the spanish opening
A perfect plot.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2005, 07:54AM »
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I also have a Phantom movie but I have removed (not intentionaly) the link during an update of my site.

Here it is :
http://xpstream.winisp.net/zanchetta/Phantom01.wmv
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005, 03:22AM »
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Quote from: Mephisto on October 22, 2005, 01:58AM   

Tom
I have never seen a Phanton in action so this short film is excellent.
Did you produce it? If so, anychance of another one only this time a little closer to the board and without the cat.
I like the way that the pieces brush past the white Queen and make it wobble as if they're saying, "Out of the way, it's my turn to move" !!
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Oh no, I liked the cat very much! If I were the maker and would never leave it out.

But unfortunately, I'm not amongst the happy few who made a movies about the Phantom. The other film that I know which features Phantom (not of the opera) is Ismenio's classic, which used to be at:

  http://www.ismenio.com/chess_mb_phantom.html

Unfortunately, I can't see it there any more  >:(

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2005, 01:58AM »
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Tom
I have never seen a Phanton in action so this short film is excellent.
Did you produce it? If so, anychance of another one only this time a little closer to the board and without the cat.
I like the way that the pieces brush past the white Queen and make it wobble as if they're saying, "Out of the way, it's my turn to move" !!
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a great movie
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2005, 04:19PM »
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If you have no money for the movies, you can still enjoy a great film featuring a Phantom Chess Challenger and a pussycat, to be seen at:

  http://www.residenciadeportiva.com/images/peli.wmv

Even if you don't go for chess computers, felines or cinematographic art,  you can at least enjoy the music ...

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