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13th Apr '16 8:10:12 AM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[TheProfessor Solas]] and [[GeniusBruiser Iron Bull]] can play chess in party banter, with the board existing only in their memory. They end up re-enacting the Immortal Game (see under Real Life).

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[TheProfessor Solas]] and [[GeniusBruiser Iron Bull]] can play chess in party banter, with the board existing only in their memory. Solas does it to assuage Bull's fear that he will become a [[DangerousDeserter mad Tal-Vashoth]] after abandoning the Qun. They end up re-enacting the Immortal Game (see under Real Life).
4th Apr '16 10:17:49 AM MadCat221
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-->''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''

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-->''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
-->--''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
4th Apr '16 10:16:46 AM MadCat221
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'''The Iron Bull''':Rrrrrgh. Nice game.... ''mage''.\\

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'''The Iron Bull''':Rrrrrgh.Bull''': Rrrrrgh. Nice game.... ''mage''.\\
4th Apr '16 10:16:22 AM MadCat221
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-> '''Lelouch:''' A bold move. But you're about to be eaten alive, my little guppy friendó-\\
'''Mao:''' Checkmate.\\
'''Lelouch:''' FUCK YOU!
-->-- ''WebVideo/CodeMENT''

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-> '''Lelouch:''' A bold move. But '''The Iron Bull''': You've got no towers, you're about down to be eaten alive, my little guppy friendó-\\
'''Mao:'''
a single Mage, [[note]]IE: Bishop[[/note]] too bad you wasted time moving that pawn to... to... ''You sneaky sonuvabitch.''\\
'''Solas''': Mage to E-7.
Checkmate.\\
'''Lelouch:''' FUCK YOU!
-->-- ''WebVideo/CodeMENT''
'''The Iron Bull''':Rrrrrgh. Nice game.... ''mage''.\\
'''Solas''': And you as well... ''Tal-vashoth.''
-->''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
29th Mar '16 4:18:00 PM Jacob175
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* In the {{Nancy Drew}}/{{Hardy Boys}} ''Super Mystery'', "A Crime for Christmas", Nancy beats Frank in a chess game in eight moves. However, he's so preoccupied about his brother Joe's wereabouts that he doesn't even notice.
* Though not chess but [[AlternateUniverseEquivalent Cyvasse]], in ''{{Literature/A Dance With Dragons}}'', Tyrion Lannister does this to an opponent he'd previously [[ObfuscatingStupidity lost to on purpose]] in order to glean some vital information from him.

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* In the {{Nancy Drew}}/{{Hardy Boys}} Literature/NancyDrew[=/=]Literature/TheHardyBoys ''Super Mystery'', "A Crime for Christmas", Nancy beats Frank in a chess game in eight moves. However, he's so preoccupied about his brother Joe's wereabouts that he doesn't even notice.
* Though not chess but [[AlternateUniverseEquivalent Cyvasse]], with similar sport Cyvasse, in ''{{Literature/A Dance With Dragons}}'', Tyrion Lannister does this to an opponent he'd previously [[ObfuscatingStupidity lost to on purpose]] in order to glean some vital information from him.



* In an early episode of ''DarkAngel'' Max and Logan are playing chess. Max makes her move and announces "Check." Logan tries to move, and Max announces that he can't make a move because it was actually checkmate.

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* In an early episode of ''DarkAngel'' ''Series/DarkAngel'' Max and Logan are playing chess. Max makes her move and announces "Check." Logan tries to move, and Max announces that he can't make a move because it was actually checkmate.


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* In Chapter 2 of ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'', after beating the chapter's boss, the scene cuts back to the guild where Sonic and Daffy are playing chess. When Daffy thinks he's finally won, Sonic pulls this on him.
18th Feb '16 3:30:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': The series finale "End Game" sees Icheb beat Tuvok in a futuristic strategy game with a surprise checkmate. In this case it's meant to show that Tuvok, an expert with a heretofore unbroken winning streak, is starting to suffer from a Vulcan Alzheimer's-type disease.
13th Jan '16 6:07:25 PM phoenix
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* As a child, Judge Ford played against her mentor, [[TheWestingGame Sam Westing]]. She got a thrill when she managed to capture his queen, shortly followed a dose of humility when he checkmated her in the next turn. This defeat gets referenced later, and she doesn't welcome the nostalgia.

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* As a child, Judge Ford played against her mentor, [[TheWestingGame [[Literature/TheWestingGame Sam Westing]]. She got a thrill when she managed to capture his queen, shortly followed a dose of humility when he checkmated her in the next turn. This defeat gets referenced later, and she doesn't welcome the nostalgia.
12th Jan '16 1:35:18 PM MarkLungo
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* Allegedly, [[Anime/YuGiOh Gozaburo Kaiba]] was a world-class chess player. It didn't stop prepubescent Seto from beating him.

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* Allegedly, [[Anime/YuGiOh Gozaburo Kaiba]] Kaiba of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' was a world-class chess player. It didn't stop prepubescent Seto from beating him.
12th Jan '16 1:34:40 PM MarkLungo
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs An Audi commercial]] featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto starts off this way. Playing [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration 3-d chess]] on tablets, no less.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPkByAkAdZs An Audi commercial]] featuring Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy and Zachary Quinto Creator/ZacharyQuinto starts off this way. Playing [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration 3-d chess]] on tablets, no less.



* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Bohemian Rhapsody", Edward is completely surprised when her opponent puts her in checkmate. Her opponent is also surprised when Ed announces a move that will one-mate him, but then decides to not do it. Of course, Edward is an idiot savant with no formal chess training and her opponent is senile, so either of them being surprised at the other isn't really that surprising.

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* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Bohemian Rhapsody", "[[Recap/CowboyBebopSession14BohemianRhapsody Bohemian Rhapsody]]", Edward is completely surprised when her opponent puts her in checkmate. Her opponent is also surprised when Ed announces a move that will one-mate him, but then decides to not do it. Of course, Edward is an idiot savant with no formal chess training and her opponent is senile, so either of them being surprised at the other isn't really that surprising.
12th Jan '16 1:32:52 PM MarkLungo
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