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28th Apr '17 6:24:26 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Mao and Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Mao is crazy enough that he rigs a bomb to detonate if he wins. Subverted (or perhaps reinforced) in that neither Mao nor Lelouch actually know how to play chess and are playing based on their own rules.

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* Mao and Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Mao ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is crazy enough that he rigs a bomb to detonate and kill [[spoiler:Nunally]] if he wins. wins, in order to force Lelouch to play him. Subverted (or perhaps reinforced) in that neither Mao nor Lelouch he doesn't actually know how to play chess and are playing based on their own rules.except by [[spoiler:reading Lelouch's mind]].
19th Mar '17 3:19:25 PM eroock
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', An epic chess match between Holmes and the main antagonist serves as both the climax and a representation for the entire movie's events. It should also be mentioned that both of them were not using a chess board and playing throughout portions of the match.

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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', An an epic chess match between Holmes and the main antagonist serves as both the climax and a representation for the entire movie's events. It should also be mentioned that both of them were not using a chess board and playing throughout portions of the match.
15th Mar '17 7:36:10 PM Skagit
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''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has King Radovid V, an increasingly paranoid despot obsessed with chess and [[BurntheWitch hunting sorceresses]]. Fittingly, the first place you meet him is at a chess club where he explains his passion for the game.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has King Radovid V, an increasingly paranoid despot obsessed with chess and [[BurntheWitch hunting sorceresses]]. Fittingly, the first place you meet him is at a chess club where he explains his passion for the game.
15th Mar '17 7:33:23 PM Skagit
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''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has King Radovid V, an increasingly paranoid despot obsessed with chess and [[BurntheWitch hunting sorceresses]]. Fittingly, the first place you meet him is at a chess club where he explains his passion for the game.
6th Mar '17 2:46:47 PM ZombieAladdin
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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. The game is played over the internet and lasts for days until the chess master wins, and subsequently dies.
* Mao and Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Mao is crazy enough that he rigs a bomb to detonate if he wins.

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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. The game is played over the internet and lasts for days until the chess master wins, and subsequently dies.
dies. Overlaps with SmartPeoplePlayChess, as this old senile chess master [[spoiler:planned, decades in advance, for several spaceship warp gates to explode out of revenge for the company he worked for at the time that supervised the project.]]
* Mao and Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. Mao is crazy enough that he rigs a bomb to detonate if he wins. Subverted (or perhaps reinforced) in that neither Mao nor Lelouch actually know how to play chess and are playing based on their own rules.
19th Feb '17 2:05:51 PM NapoleonDeCheese
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* [[ComicBook/{{Batman}}The Joker]] is a brilliant chess player able to consistently beat Ra's al Ghul, Batman's oldest (as in, the most long-lived in-universe) and most strategically sound foe, at chess.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batman}}The [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} The Joker]] is a brilliant chess player able to consistently beat Ra's al Ghul, Batman's oldest (as in, the most long-lived in-universe) and most strategically sound foe, at chess.
19th Feb '17 2:05:27 PM NapoleonDeCheese
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* [[ComicBook/{{Batman}}The Joker]] is a brilliant chess player able to consistently beat Ra's al Ghul, Batman's oldest (as in, the most long-lived in-universe) and most strategically sound foe, at chess.
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26th Jan '17 8:25:01 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer'': There are some creepy weirdos at the chess club that Josh goes to. Part of the goal of the Waitzkin family is to make sure Josh doesn't turn out like them.
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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