20 ( +1 | -1 ) Call me primitive, butI'm not exactly sure what the device in his cap would help him with, given that he probably couldn't remove it from the cap for fear of suspicion, and it would be hard to use as a hidden communicating device.
37 ( +1 | -1 ) caro ... Really, really primative !haha (joking) Because this very plot was used in a Very early 1970's episode of "Mission Impossible" ! Which simply used a GM to tell the undercover spy the moves to make ... if I recall correctly. Or perhaps they played two against each other. Something of that order, being transmitted to a receiver in the earpiece of their man's eyeglasses!!
109 ( +1 | -1 ) Additional Info ...Yes, you've all been asking. So okay, I've done the research, talked to the pundits, gleaned the Experts, and found the answers to it all ... [They didnt know, but I was talking to mlazar too, and He knew; so without placing wagers, but feeling good about it, here it is ! ] *** In the Mission Impossible episode it was none other than Intergalactic GM Mr Spock who sat the board of that game, in the gize (phonetic spelling, sorry) of Leonard Nimoy, who was playing the Real-TV-Created (aka Unreal)GM in that our spy team must overcome. Now that is indeed a tall order, so it had to be none-the-less than Martin Landau (aka "Serak", Mr Spocks Father! As well as being the Promethian "Surak", bringer of Vulcan logic in another episode of Trek. Nice trump card indeed) to be wired up and fed some moves across the board. We can be sure that our boys in black won the episode ... but who won the Game! And where do I get the Scoresheet!! Thats what I need to know now ... (NEED TO KNOW ... did you catch that guys? Just checking; secret tape to follow .... )
37 ( +1 | -1 ) Uh oh ... Heard some more from mlazarand examination of the site having the MI episode shows it was not Spock (no wonder they pulled it off then !) but a look-alike imposter of Spock?! Spock seems to have a penchant for getting lost it seems... -> www.imdb.com Martin Landau is of course there, and a regular MI member.
22 ( +1 | -1 ) Martin Landau WAS there, but . . .. . . he was never in ANY of the Star Trek series despite appearing in many other TV series and movies, including a number of SF series and episodes. (Just check him out on Craig's imdb.com link above and you'll see the horrid truth . . . )
104 ( +1 | -1 ) Few people know ...About Martin Landau being Spocks true biological father; preparing to play the role of Surak, mysteriously spirited away by a group of men led by one with white hair and horn-rimmed glasses prior to commencement of the role, and the good fortune in finding that Amazing Look-Alike "Mark Lenard" to take his place not only as Surak, but all future episodes as Serak as well ! And the rest is history ...?! }8-D)) -> www.startrek.com PS// Of course Martin is not even mentioned in the credits ... It's a Conspiracy (admittedly, few know of it since Watergate was propagated to direct attention away in time to sweep it under the rug ... :) Which raises the Real Question; Just WHAT are they trying to cover-up with this Blue-Tooth diversion?! You will note that V. Kramnick has STILL not answered the Burning Question: Does HE or Does HE NOT have Petroff lines tatooed on his left leg?! !
96 ( +1 | -1 ) Possibly the original...... was a short story "Slippery Elm" from, I think, the "Bedside Book of Chess". In this yarn, to bring down a particularly obnoxious club member (let's call him Mr Hoogenstraten - it was a name somewhat similar), a game was arranged between him and the permanent fixture at the foot of the club ladder - Joe Foozlewit (let's say; can't remember this dude's name at all). The latter was to be transmitted moves indicated by a passing Russian Grandmaster, who enscribed them upon lozenges of slippery elm ... candy, I think is the expression - we would call them lollies. Joe Foozlewit would eat these things after glancing at the move scratched thereon. Of course the thing went wrong to begin with because the PGM wrote the moves in Russian (obviously using the short Algebraic form)... Quite a nice little short chess story, though the pick of them in this volume was "Professor Pownell's Mistake"... Pity we don't see these kinds of stories any more... Ion
28 ( +1 | -1 ) ion ...yes, on the otherhand it seems that a Few might be Living the stories right now! :) eh? It makes me wonder ... Will electronic signal scrammbling devices become the norm in the tournament room some day soon? Might make an interesting crosstable indeed, after Round 1 yeah?! ! }8-)
4 ( +1 | -1 ) oww.... on the otherhandWould a guys pacemaker survive it?!
7 ( +1 | -1 ) perhaps...... some sort of Harrison Bergeron handicap system might be the go? ;-))