Top 10 Greatest Chess Scenes in Movies

Top 10 Greatest Chess Scenes in Movies


A five-minute game? If you think you can manage it. We both have two bishops. I may be absent from the room,
but my methods are not. You can’t mean Dr. Watson, surely. That doesn’t seem fair. The ambassador that you replaced
with Rene, is he still alive? Would you like me to recommend
your next move? That doesn’t bode well, does it? Seems your bishop
was of some benefit after all. The game is still young. Actually, it’s in its adolescence. I think you’ve just lost
your most valuable piece. But a winning strategy
sometimes necessitates sacrifice. A war has been averted. Mm. Oh, I disagree. Bishop takes knight. Check. The game is over. You should get that shoulder looked at. About that fortune of yours. I believe it’s just
been substantially reduced. King to rook two. I attended several of your lectures. The equations of motion,
which you will find in my book. The energy that is required
to release these explosions is… HOLMES: It was in Oslo when I first caught
a glimpse of your little notebook… …red leather-bound from
Smythson of Bond Street. Rook to king’s rook three. Check. Bishop to rook three. Its importance was not fully
apparent to me… …until I observed your penchant
for feeding pigeons. Then it occurred
that with an empire so enormous… …even you must keep a record
of it somewhere. Bishop takes bishop. Rook to bishop four. I then only required the notebook itself. You didn’t make it easy. (HOLMES SPEAKS IN FRENCH) Just the bags. I would need to endure a considerable
amount of pain. (GASPS) HOLMES: Mycroft… …care of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. But the notebook would undoubtedly be
encoded, so how then to break the code? – Rook takes rook.
– Pawn takes rook. Bishop to bishop seven. Queen takes knight pawn. Does ‘The Art of Domestic Horticulture’
mean anything to you? How could a man as meticulous as you
own such a book… …yet completely neglect the flowers
in his own window box? Irony abounds. Never mind, it’s safe, in London… He’ll be making an anonymous donation
to the Widows and Orphans of War Fund. Bishop to bishop eight. Discover check. And, incidentally, mate. Doesn’t it ever wake you in the night, the feeling that someday they will pass
that foolish law, or one just like it, and come for you? And your children? It does indeed. What do you do when you wake up to that? I feel a swell of pity for the poor soul who
comes to that school looking for trouble. Why do you come here, Charles? Why do you ask questions
to which you already know the answers? Oh, yes. Your continuing search for hope. You know this plastic prison of theirs
won’t hold me for ever. The war is still coming, Charles,
and l intend to fight it. By any means necessary. And l will always be there, old friend. Do you play? Try me. Want to play? Two minutes. What’s that? Schleimann attack. Where’d you learn that from,
a book? My teacher taught me. Forget it. Play like you used to–
from the gut. Get your pawns rolling
on the queen’s side. Put it out.
Josh is playing. He taught you how not to lose,
not how to win. You got to risk losing.
You got to risk everything. You got to go
to the edge of defeat. But– But what? Play. Never play the board,
always the man. You got to play the man
playing the board. Play me. You have to beat me,
not the board. You’re not
who I have to play. You’re playing me now. Better. All right. Better! Yes!
Come on, move. Good! Yeah! All right! Better! Yeah! Good move! Yeah! Yeah! Uh-huh! Yes! Move! Ooh, yeah!
Good, good, good! Move! Yeah, that’s it! Ooh, good! Yeah! What’s that? Mate. Yeah. SEBASTIAN: No. Knight takes queen, see? Won’t do. Why are you staring at us, Sebastian? SEBASTIAN: Because… you’re so different. You’re so perfect. Yes. What generation are you? Nexus 6. TYRELL:
66,000 Prosser & Ankovich. Hm. Trade. – Trade at two…
COMPUTER: Blue entry. A Mr. J.F. Sebastian. 16417. TYRELL [ON INTERCOM]:
At this hour? What can I do for you, Sebastian? Queen to bishop six. Check. Nonsense. Just a moment. Queen to bishop six, ridiculous. Queen… bishop six. Hm. TYRELL: Knight… takes queen. What’s on your mind, Sebastian? What are you thinking about? ROY [WHISPERING]:
Bishop to king seven. Checkmate. Bishop to king seven.
Checkmate, I think. Got a brainstorm, huh, Sebastian? Milk and cookies
kept you awake, huh? Let’s discuss this. You better come up, Sebastian. Ron, you don’t suppose
this is going to be like… …real wizard’s chess, do you? You there, d5. Yes, Hermione. I think this is gonna be
exactly like wizard’s chess. Castle to e4! Pawn to c3! – Wait a minute.
– You understand right, Harry. Once I make my move,
the queen will take me. Then you’re free to check the king. – No. Ron, no!
– What is it? – He’s going to sacrifice himself.
– No, you can’t! there must be another way! Do you wanna stop Snape
from getting that Stone or not? Harry, it’s you that has to go on.
I know it. Not me. Not Hermione. You. Knight to h3. Check. Ron! No, don’t move!
Don’t forget, we’re still playing. Checkmate. What’s he doing? We all can’t quite
believe it up here, Jim, but in this, the pivotal game
of the match, Fischer has abandoned his
trademark Sicilian opening. All of Spassky’s careful preparation
is suddenly out the window. Grandmasters are shaking
their heads in confusion. Fischer’s moves are unprecedented
in chess history. No one seems to be able
to decipher what he’s doing. Bravo. Grandmasters never applaud
an opponent’s victory, but I guess this is something
no one has ever seen before. Anyway, queen takes pawn. HAL: Bishop takes knight’s pawn. Lovely move. Rook to king one. HAL: I’m sorry, Frank.
I think you missed it… Queen to bishop three.
Bishop takes queen… Knight takes bishop. Mate. Looks like you’re right. I resign. HAL: Thank you for a very enjoyable game. Thank you. Check. Knight takes bishop. Knight… takes bishop. King to rook two. King… to rook two. Queen to king four. Queen… to king four. My congratulations, sir. A brilliant coup. Who are you? Death. Have you come for me? I have long walked at your side. Yes, I know. Are you ready? My flesh is frightened,
but my heart is calm. Wait just a minute. You all say that.
But I give no respite. You play chess, I understand. How do you know? Oh, I know it from poetry and old legend. If I may say so,
I am an excellent player. You cannot be more skilled than I. Why do you want to play chess with me? – That’s my affair
– As you wish. The bargain is, you let me live
as long as I withstand you. If I checkmate you, I go free. You draw Black! Very appropriate, don’t you agree. I was delayed. Since I revealed my strategy to you,
the only thing I could do was to retreat. Go ahead, it’s your turn. Why do you look so cheerful? That’s my affair. As you wish. And now I capture your knight. Yes, as you were meant to. Have you tricked me? That’s right, I’m afraid I have.
Check! What are you grinning at? Don’t worry about that.
Save your king instead. You are very arrogant, aren’t you? I find our game amusing. It’s your move.
And hurry, I can’t waste time. I realise you’re very busy right now, but you must take time out
unless you want to lose. It’s time that we finish this game. It’s your move! I’ve just taken your queen. I didn’t see that. Your move, Antonius Block. Have you lost interest in the game? Lost interest? On the contrary! You are worried. What are you hiding? Nothing escapes you. Nothing escapes me. Nothing, and no one. It’s true, I’m worried. You are afraid. I’ve forgotten the positions of the men. But I haven’t. You can’t get out of it so easily! – I see something…
– What do you see? You’re checkmated in the next move.

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