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25th Oct '16 7:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/UnsoundVariations'', by GeorgeRRMartin. A guy botches a chess tournament and is scorned by his team. So he invents a time machine to go back in time and ruin their lives.

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* ''Literature/UnsoundVariations'', by GeorgeRRMartin.Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. A guy botches a chess tournament and is scorned by his team. So he invents a time machine to go back in time and ruin their lives.
5th Oct '16 8:40:56 PM Aiguille
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* {{Implied}} in the album art for the radio edit of Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UX9UaCd_qI Drama for Life]]," which features a red king piece, and more explicitly [[https://www.facebook.com/poetsofthefall/photos/a.355174507895.159085.7555982895/10153815279552896/?type=3&theater detailed]] in promotional materials for the song itself. The song's subject is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind between the singer and his agitated, MadArtist GhostInTheMachine, described by WordOfGod as a game of chess.
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21st Sep '16 5:17:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip, Jason and Marcus combine chess with ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ("As if regular chess isn't nerdy enough," sighs Paige.)
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17th Sep '16 7:30:21 AM Psychopompos007
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** Retired Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov is a famous supporter of a pseudohistorical "theory" known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Chronology_(Fomenko) New Chronology]]'', which basically explains that events attributed to civilizations of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome are a forgery reflecting similar events from Middle Ages.
7th Sep '16 9:01:27 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''[='=]s 14th episode, entitled "Bohemian Rhapsody", contains a chess game between an old senile chess master and [[CloudCuckooLander Ed]]. The game is played over the internet and lasts for days until the chess master wins, and subsequently dies.

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''[='=]s 14th episode, entitled "Bohemian Rhapsody", contains a chess game between an old senile chess master and [[CloudCuckooLander Ed]].{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ed. The game is played over the internet and lasts for days until the chess master wins, and subsequently dies.



* In the Manga/DeathNote live-action movie, Light and L do this.



* Manga/PandoraHearts has [[TortureTechnician Vincent]], though his crazy and chess-playing don't overlap.

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* Manga/PandoraHearts ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has [[TortureTechnician Vincent]], though his crazy and chess-playing don't overlap.



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* In X2, Magneto and Professor X play chess at the end.

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* In X2, ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Magneto and Professor X play chess at the end.



* The main character in ''KnightMoves'', a chess grandmaster, spends a lot of time as a patient in asylums.
* ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'' -- A GeniusBonus for chess enthusiasts is found in the game that HAL 9000 and Poole play; although HAL predicts mate, there's actually a way for Poole to avoid it. A subtle hint at HAL's error-prone nature...

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* The main character in ''KnightMoves'', ''Film/KnightMoves'', a chess grandmaster, spends a lot of time as a patient in asylums.
* ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'' -- ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': A GeniusBonus for chess enthusiasts is found in the game that HAL 9000 and Poole play; although HAL predicts mate, there's actually a way for Poole to avoid it. A subtle hint at HAL's error-prone nature...



* ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'', the sequel to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', features a chess-crazed Looking-Glass World. Wonderland, of course, is populated mostly by those who are as mad as hatters.
* Famously, in Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''Literature/TheDefense'', the chess grandmaster is so tormented that his whole life disintegrates. Even when he resolves to abandon chess for the sake of his sanity, he finds that he can't.
** The protagonist, Luzhin, is based on the real chess player (and nut) Curt von Bardeleben.

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* ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'', ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', the sequel to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', features a chess-crazed Looking-Glass World. Wonderland, of course, is populated mostly by those who are as mad as hatters.
* Famously, in Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''Literature/TheDefense'', the chess grandmaster is so tormented that his whole life disintegrates. Even when he resolves to abandon chess for the sake of his sanity, he finds that he can't.
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can't. The protagonist, Luzhin, is based on the real chess player (and nut) Curt von Bardeleben.



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5th Jul '16 4:44:11 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'', the main character, Alice, starts the game in an insane asylum. She also has to play some chess as she moves through the game, even turning into different pieces at some points.

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* In ''AmericanMcGeesAlice'', ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'', the main character, Alice, starts the game in an insane asylum. She also has to play some chess as she moves through the game, even turning into different pieces at some points.
17th Jun '16 10:36:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the first setting of the ''Vortex of Madness'' module of 2nd Edition ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', which is also the FramingDevice, the [=PCs=] come across a room with a giant mobile chess set and an unusually talkative iron golem, who refers to them as "Baron" and itself as "General". They'll likely assume they have to play chess with it, but if they do, the golem is unsatisfied with the result (even if it wins) and demands a rematch. Eventually, the players are going to lose patience [[CuttingTheKnot and try fighting it]] (well, if they ''don't'' they'll be stuck playing chess forever) and if they do, it obliges, its chess pieces supporting it and the [=PC=]'s pieces siding with them; if beaten, the golem finally yields to them before falling apart. (The point? The whole complex is an interpretation of the life of Baron Lum the Mad, who is being held prisoner by [[ArtifactOfDoom his terrible Machine]], which is almost as insane. This particular room is the Machine's interpretation of the final battler between Lum and his traitorous General Leuk-O, which ended inconclusively.)

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* In the first setting of the ''Vortex of Madness'' module of 2nd Edition ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', which is also the FramingDevice, the [=PCs=] come across a room with a giant mobile chess set and an unusually talkative iron golem, who refers to them as "Baron" and itself as "General". They'll likely assume they have to play chess with it, but if they do, the golem is unsatisfied with the result (even if it wins) and demands a rematch. Eventually, the players are going to lose patience [[CuttingTheKnot and try fighting it]] (well, if they ''don't'' they'll be stuck playing chess forever) and if they do, it obliges, its chess pieces supporting it and the [=PC=]'s pieces siding with them; if beaten, the golem finally yields to them before falling apart. (The point? The whole complex is an interpretation of the life of Baron Lum the Mad, who is being held prisoner by [[ArtifactOfDoom his terrible Machine]], which is almost as insane. This particular room is the Machine's interpretation of the final battler between Lum and his traitorous General Leuk-O, which ended inconclusively.)
8th May '16 1:03:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Sewer King in ''HeyArnold'', despite liking chess, is '''horrible''' at playing; Arnold beats him in a few moves seven times in a row. He admits having only rats to practice with...

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* The Sewer King in ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', despite liking chess, is '''horrible''' at playing; Arnold beats him in a few moves seven times in a row. He admits having only rats to practice with...
27th Feb '16 2:49:10 PM 8088ben
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* "Mr. Series/{{Monk}} and the Genius" had Monk butting heads with a chess Grandmaster and serial wife murderer.

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* "Mr. Series/{{Monk}} and the Genius" had Monk butting heads with a chess Grandmaster and Grandmaster/[[TheBluebeard serial wife murderer.murderer]].
27th Jan '16 6:21:50 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* In X2, Magneto and Professor X play chess at the end.
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