Reports | June 24, 2007 20:37

[lang_nl]Filmpje eerste ronde[/lang_nl][lang_en]First Round Video[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]En daar is-ie dan, het eerste filmpje van de Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2007. In het Schauspielhaus van Dortmund werd het toernooi geopened met op de achtergrond de beroemde tune van Stanley Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey en dit is wat je ongetwijfeld zult herkennen in het filmpje![/lang_nl][lang_en]And there it is, our first video of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2007. At the Schauspielhaus in Dortmund the tournament was opened with the famous tune from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and this is what you will recognize in the video for sure![/lang_en]





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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


Ron's picture

yes, nice tune, but actually, it is from 'Also sprach Zarathustra' by Richard Strauss.

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Harm Wiersma's picture

Very nice, It is important to make so good as possible promotion for our mind sports. Take attention also to show human interest subjects, because not everybody understand technical items of our games. Good luck with your work, Harm Wiersma former worldchampion draughts and interested in chess, bridge and poker. Goutum, Netherlands.

Matt Helfst's picture

Nice opening video! Keep up the great work.

Charles Milton Ling's picture

Richard Strauss never directed a film. The fanfare from his composition "Also Sprach Zarathustra" was used in "2001", directed by Stanley Kubrick, an avid chess player, by the way.

Terry Sequeira's picture

It was interesting to see our top GMs, but where are the cheer-leaders, pom-poms and action? No wonder we have less popular interest and money !

Suggest you collect some clips (from each round) of special moments in games where important or innovative moves or sacrifices are made, with appropriate comments/captions. What Chess needs is innovative interpretation or commentary to reach viewers of this otherwise calm game, and convey the excitement of the game.

I thank you for all you are doing. Keep up the excellent work!

Ron's picture

I was not implying that he did, funny idea, Strauss as a director. Just pointed out the source of the music.

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