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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.
16th Jan '16 6:52:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/NewTricks'': In "The English Defence", UCOS investigates the cold murder of a freelance translator who was a chess master. When it starts to look like it may have been chess that got her killed, they start to look at her rivals. One was a physicist with a genius IQ who lost multiple games to her and became obsessed with defeating her. He finally defeated her in the last match she played before her murder. When the team reveal he cheated in this game, he suffers a complete breakdown.
7th Nov '15 5:11:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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.)
7th Oct '15 12:15:38 PM Psychopompos007
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* ''Film/PawnSacrifice'' is a biopic about Bobby Fischer (cf. RealLife below), focusing on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Chess_Championship_1972 World Chess Championship 1972]] and Fischer growing more and more insane.
25th Sep '15 3:56:48 AM Dragon101
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** Bobby Fischer, the 11th world champion. The man who took down the Soviet chess machine. Also a raving anti-semite ([[BoomerangBigot in spite of his Jewish ancestry]]), ConspiracyTheorist who thought that the Soviets (and later, the Jews) were trying to assassinate him or at least screw up his games, and all-around nutjob. [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Rumor has it]] that Fischer and his opponent Spassky hated each other so much that the championship organizers had to put a board under the chess table to stop them from kicking each other between moves.

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** Bobby Fischer, the 11th world champion. The man who took down the Soviet chess machine. Also a raving anti-semite ([[BoomerangBigot in spite of his Jewish ancestry]]), ConspiracyTheorist who thought that the Soviets (and later, the Jews) were trying to assassinate him or at least screw up his games, and all-around nutjob. [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Rumor has it]] that Fischer and his opponent Spassky hated each other so much that the championship organizers had to put a board under the chess table to stop them from kicking each other between moves. Various psychological profiles, including one by the [=KGB=], concluded that Fischer was a certifiable [[TheSociopath psychopath]].
3rd Sep '15 4:13:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Bobby Fischer, the 11th world champion. The man who took down the Soviet chess machine. Also a raving anti-semite ([[BoomerangBigot despite being Jewish]]), ConspiracyTheorist who thought that the Soviets (and later, the Jews) were trying to assassinate him or at least screw up his games, and all-around nutjob. [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Rumor has it]] that Fischer and his opponent Spassky hated each other so much that the championship organizers had to put a board under the chess table to stop them from kicking each other between moves.

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** Bobby Fischer, the 11th world champion. The man who took down the Soviet chess machine. Also a raving anti-semite ([[BoomerangBigot despite being Jewish]]), in spite of his Jewish ancestry]]), ConspiracyTheorist who thought that the Soviets (and later, the Jews) were trying to assassinate him or at least screw up his games, and all-around nutjob. [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie Rumor has it]] that Fischer and his opponent Spassky hated each other so much that the championship organizers had to put a board under the chess table to stop them from kicking each other between moves.
3rd Sep '15 4:11:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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->''"It's easy to get obsessed with chess."''
-->-- '''Magnus Carlsen''', Current World Chess Champion and highest-rated chess player of all time
23rd Aug '15 8:52:56 PM nombretomado
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* Windom Earle from ''TwinPeaks'' plays chess, when he isn't murdering people and stuffing them in paper-mache pawns.

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* Windom Earle from ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' plays chess, when he isn't murdering people and stuffing them in paper-mache pawns.



* ''Mr. {{Monk}} and the Genius'' had Monk butting heads with a chess Grandmaster and serial wife murderer.

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* ''Mr. {{Monk}} "Mr. Series/{{Monk}} and the Genius'' Genius" had Monk butting heads with a chess Grandmaster and serial wife murderer.
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