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15th Apr '17 10:20:33 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.



** The episode "A Game Of Pool" features this when a man (Jesse Cardiff) who dedicated his life to pool would "give anything" for a chance to play Fats Brown, the pool player that everyone says was the best, and better than Jesse is. Fats Brown then gets a call from his heavenly pool table to report to Jesse's pool hall, where Fats then appears and accepts Jesse's challenge - if they stakes are for Jesse's life. Jesse accepts, and they play pool. Both are very good, but Fats gets on Jesse's nerves when he notes that ''all'' Jesse did was pool - he didn't get married or see the world or anything. Jesse thinks that Fats is just trying to psych him out. Before making the final shot, Fats says that winning this game may have undesired consequences - but Jesse blows him off. (Fats adds that he was required to say that.) Jesse makes the shot, and Fats acknowledges that Jesse is, in fact, the best pool player ever. Jesse laughs hysterically for a while - but the scene then cuts to Jesse asleep at the heavenly pool table, getting an announcement to report to a pool hall in Sandusky, Ohio. In the meantime, Fats Brown has gone fishing.

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** The episode "A Game Of Pool" features this when a man (Jesse Cardiff) who dedicated his life to pool would "give anything" for a chance to play Fats Brown, the pool player that everyone says was the best, and better than Jesse is. Fats Brown then gets a call from his heavenly pool table to report to Jesse's pool hall, where Fats then appears and accepts Jesse's challenge - if they the stakes are for Jesse's life. Jesse accepts, and they play pool. Both are very good, but Fats gets on Jesse's nerves when he notes that ''all'' Jesse did was pool - he didn't get married or see the world or anything. Jesse thinks that Fats is just trying to psych him out. Before making the final shot, Fats says that winning this game may have undesired consequences - but Jesse blows him off. (Fats adds that he was required to say that.) Jesse makes the shot, and Fats acknowledges that Jesse is, in fact, the best pool player ever. Jesse laughs hysterically for a while - but the scene then cuts to Jesse asleep at the heavenly pool table, getting an announcement to report to a pool hall in Sandusky, Ohio. In the meantime, Fats Brown has gone fishing.


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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.
6th Apr '17 8:57:14 PM Troperinik
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* Parodied on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[TooDumbToLive Stumpy]] challenges the GrimReaper to a rap battle. As the Reaper has actually come for [[spoiler: [[MakesSenseInContext Adele the flower]]]]'s soul and not Stumpy's, he blatantly ignores him.
20th Mar '17 11:31:36 AM Inediblecake
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* One of the 50 game scenarios, called Haunts, in ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', has players attempting this trope. Players can cheat though, as one player can stay for the game, and others can run around the board finding items that help the chess-player cheat and hopefully defeat Death.

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* One of the 50 game scenarios, called Haunts, in ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', has players attempting this trope. Players can cheat though, as one player can stay for the game, and others can run around the board finding items that help the chess-player cheat and hopefully defeat Death. This is expected and usually required, as Death himself also cheats by rerolling all blank dice after his first roll and has a massive Knowledge stat that is otherwise near-impossible to overcome without the players cheating.
8th Mar '17 12:06:23 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.



* In ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', beat the devil at chess to undo selling his soul was part of [[TheAce Quantum Cop's]] GambitRoulette to defeat Quantum Crook in one StoryArc.

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* In ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', beat beating the devil at chess to undo selling his soul was part of [[TheAce Quantum Cop's]] GambitRoulette to defeat Quantum Crook in one StoryArc.
5th Mar '17 5:51:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Marvel}}MAX ''Destroyer'' miniseries, the eponymous character is allowed to come back after winning a fistfight against several reapers.

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* In the {{Marvel}}MAX Creator/MarvelMAX ''Destroyer'' miniseries, the eponymous character is allowed to come back after winning a fistfight against several reapers.
18th Feb '17 1:13:35 PM Outis
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]
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25th Jan '17 6:55:39 PM MiddleEighth
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*In a weird way, the four are playing a kind of {{LARP}} for their lives against Jeft in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', though they don't know it. He throws them in with his favorite gaming character, Jim Hunter, in an effort to get them to fight, which is something Jeft has been itching for over the course of the book. However, the four “beat” Jeft by befriending Jim instead of fighting him. And Jeft indeed has several tantrums over this, especially when Jim decides to give up his {{BFS}} and return with the four to C'hou. The tantrums are meant to be quite lethal, but the first (the Battle on the Plains of Death) sees the four and Jim winning, and the second (when Jeft brings Blackfire to life and it tries to kill the four while Paul tries to separate it from Jim) is averted when the four decide to just leave rather than rescue Jim.
19th Jan '17 8:15:55 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'', Tryffin plays a series of chess matches with the king of TheFairFolk for the freedom of his party (not realizing, upon entering the series, that the local rules of the game are different from those with which he is familiar).

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* In Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''[[Literature/{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'', ''Literature/TheGrailAndTheRing'', Tryffin plays a series of chess matches with the king of TheFairFolk for the freedom of his party (not realizing, upon entering the series, that the local rules of the game are different from those with which he is familiar).
16th Jan '17 9:06:41 AM SteveMB
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* One comic in [[Webcomic/{{Exiern}} Exiern]] featuring a female death has an old man challenge her to a game of chess for his life. She strips naked, and he can't concentrate on the game enough to win.

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* One comic in [[Webcomic/{{Exiern}} Exiern]] featuring a female death has an old man challenge her to a game of chess for his life. She strips naked, and [[DistractedByTheSexy he can't concentrate on the game game]] enough to win.
6th Jan '17 11:13:44 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', Spawn challenges Malebolgia to a fiddle contest. Spawn's act is flawless, while Malebolgia sounds like he's scraping a chalkboard. Unforunately, the demons are the judges, so Spawn loses.
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