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17th Oct '16 12:44:08 AM JackG
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* Likewise for the climatic scene in ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In The Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a homage to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.

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* Likewise for the climatic scene in ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In The the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', Kings]]''. The AdventurerArchaeologist and his LoveInterest are forced to participate in a lethal game of ''[[VariantChess atanj]]'' with each on opposing sides (the book is a homage to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.the John Carter novels).



* ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]''. The AdventurerArchaeologist and his LoveInterest are forced to participate in a lethal game of ''[[VariantChess atanj]]''. On opposing sides.

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* ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]''. The AdventurerArchaeologist and his LoveInterest are forced to participate in a lethal game of ''[[VariantChess atanj]]''. On opposing sides.
17th Oct '16 12:40:37 AM JackG
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* The crazier inmates of the Russian jail in ''Film/BornAmerican'' regularly have games of chess like this, where jumped pieces get killed. One of the main characters become part of it after severe SanitySlippage.

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* ''Born American'' (1986). The crazier inmates of the Russian jail in ''Film/BornAmerican'' regularly have games of chess like this, where jumped pieces get killed. One of the main characters become becomes part of it after severe SanitySlippage.
17th Oct '16 12:37:59 AM JackG
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* Ningen Shogi, in every spring in Tendo City, Japan.

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* Ningen Shogi, in played every spring in Tendo City, Japan.
17th Oct '16 12:37:43 AM JackG
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* Ningen Shogi, played in every spring in Tendo City, Japan.

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* Ningen Shogi, played in every spring in Tendo City, Japan.
5th Jun '16 3:12:59 AM jormis29
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4th Jun '16 2:47:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Likewise for the climatic scene in ''[[TheLordsOfCreation In The Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a homage to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.

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* Likewise for the climatic scene in ''[[TheLordsOfCreation ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In The Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', a homage to ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.
4th May '16 5:45:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'', in the episode "Checkmate". Unlike other examples of this trope the players are apparently willing, but one of them is brought to the hospital for '[[{{brainwashing}} treatment]]' when he makes a move on his own initiative.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'', in the episode "Checkmate". Unlike other examples of this trope the players are apparently willing, volunteers, but one of them is brought taken to the hospital for '[[{{brainwashing}} treatment]]' when [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill he makes a move on his own initiative.initiative]]. Also [[NotSoDifferent both sides are dressed identically]].


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** Later Number Six has a quiet word with the ex-count.
-->'''Number 6:''' So, why do you use people?
-->'''Count:''' Because I can. I would say it [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen satisfies the desire for power]]. [[GildedCage It's the only opportunity one gets here.]]
4th May '16 5:40:15 AM JackG
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'', in the episode "Checkmate".

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'', in the episode "Checkmate". Unlike other examples of this trope the players are apparently willing, but one of them is brought to the hospital for '[[{{brainwashing}} treatment]]' when he makes a move on his own initiative.
-->'''Number 6:''' Who's he?
-->'''Woman:''' He's the champion.
-->'''Number 6:''' Who was he?
-->'''Woman:''' [[UnPerson Hard to say.]] I've heard rumors.
-->'''Number 6:''' Such as?
-->'''Woman:''' That he's an ex-count. They say that his ancestors used to play using their retainers as chess pieces. They say they were beheaded as they were wiped from the board. Oh, don't worry; it's not allowed here.
18th Jan '16 4:10:04 PM Willbyr
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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has an incredibly elaborate version of human chess. The entirety of Rokkenjima on Oct 4-5, 1986 is the chess board, and the pieces include members of the Ushiromiya family and servants, and demons summoned straight from heaven and hell. The players exist in the meta-world and are witches and sorcerers. As to exactly who is what kind of piece, beyond piece Battler being white king, [[MindScrew no one's really sure]]...

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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has an incredibly elaborate version of human chess. The entirety of Rokkenjima on Oct 4-5, 1986 is the chess board, and the pieces include members of the Ushiromiya family and servants, and demons summoned straight from heaven and hell. The players exist in the meta-world and are witches and sorcerers. As to exactly who is what kind of piece, beyond piece Battler being white king, [[MindScrew no one's really sure]]...
4th Jan '16 2:09:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PrinceValiant'', the usual deathtrap is foiled by the (nearly as) usual stalemate defense (= nobody wins, i.e. nobody dies).

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* In ''PrinceValiant'', ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'', the usual deathtrap is foiled by the (nearly as) usual stalemate defense (= nobody wins, i.e. nobody dies).
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