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21st Apr '18 10:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/KnightsOfTheSouthBronx'' has an especially {{egregious}} example: the final game ends with three consecutive checks from one of the boys, followed by a checkmate from his opponent.

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* ''Film/KnightsOfTheSouthBronx'' has an especially {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example: the final game ends with three consecutive checks from one of the boys, followed by a checkmate from his opponent.
5th Apr '18 2:39:50 PM SinDustries
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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Holmes and Moriarty play a game of chess while they discuss the philosophical underpinnings of Moriarty's world power play, all while their agents (Watson and Sim, and Moran and Rene, respectively) covertly wage battle under the cover of a ballroom gathering. Holmes scores a SurpriseCheckmate against Moriarty after detailing how he deprived Moriarty of his considerably large war chest and [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation donated it to charity]].

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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Holmes and Moriarty play a game of chess while they discuss the philosophical underpinnings of Moriarty's world power play, all while their agents (Watson and Sim, and Moran and Rene, respectively) covertly wage battle under the cover of a ballroom gathering. Holmes scores a SurpriseCheckmate this against Moriarty after detailing how he deprived Moriarty of his considerably large war chest and [[InvoluntaryCharityDonation donated it to charity]].charity]]. It's even the page quote for that page.
1st Apr '18 7:16:50 PM jamespolk
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In episode "[[Recap/ColumboS02E07 The Most Dangerous Match]]", Clayton fails to see the checkmate that Dudek drops on him. It's a casual game in a hotel room instead of a formal match, but still, they're both grandmasters. In RealLife a grandmaster would not be surprised in that way.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': ''Series/{{Columbo}}'':
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In episode "[[Recap/ColumboS02E07 The Most Dangerous Match]]", Clayton fails to see the checkmate that Dudek drops on him. It's a casual game in a hotel room instead of a formal match, but still, they're both grandmasters. In RealLife a grandmaster would not be surprised in that way.way.
** Gets goofier later, when Clayton, playing chess against a crowd of comers, wins one game by ''castling'' his way into a checkmate.
** And it gets really, really goofy right after that, when Clayton loses another game by stumbling into the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool%27s_mate Fool's mate]], the quickest and absolute dumbest way to lose a game of chess. The idea is that he's getting rattled by Columbo's relentlessness, but come on.
1st Apr '18 11:15:13 AM jamespolk
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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In episode "[[Recap/ColumboS02E07 The Most Dangerous Match]]", Clayton fails to see the checkmate that Dudek drops on him. It's a casual game in a hotel room instead of a formal match, but still, they're both grandmasters. In RealLife a grandmaster would not be surprised in that way.
30th Mar '18 10:13:57 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers1998'', Steed moves his knight and puts Mrs. Peel's king in check, and she takes the knight with her queen, putting his king in checkmate.

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers1998'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|1998}}'', Steed moves his knight and puts Mrs. Peel's king in check, and she takes the knight with her queen, putting his king in checkmate.


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* ''Film/DangerousMoves'': Liebskind ties the tournament up at 5 games apiece by pulling off a surprise checkmate of Fromm. And if that weren't spectacularly unlikely enough, he does it after Fromm puts ''him'' in check with a pawn, by moving a bishop to capture Fromm's pawn, which simultaneously causes a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovered_attack discovered]] check and mate by Liebskind's rook. The movie at least portrays how shocking this is by having Liebskind scream "MATE! MATE!" in unrestrained joy after he does it.
13th Feb '18 1:17:26 PM BoredAtWork
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* In ''VideoGame/TheInvisibleHours'', UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison loses a chess game by Fool's Mate to a mechanical turk. This helps to establish that Edison is not as clever or capable as he thinks.
11th Feb '18 5:39:04 PM nombretomado
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* Early in ''{{Pawn}}'', Baalah plays her first (and so far last) game of chess with Ayanah. Baalah puts Ayanah in check, and one turn later, Ayanah checkmates Baalah.

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* Early in ''{{Pawn}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Pawn}}'', Baalah plays her first (and so far last) game of chess with Ayanah. Baalah puts Ayanah in check, and one turn later, Ayanah checkmates Baalah.
2nd Feb '18 11:12:49 AM AhBengI
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** Two more cases of grandmasters walking into mate-in-one can be found [[http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2007/01/worst-move-on-board.html here]].

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** Two more cases of grandmasters walking into mate-in-one can be found [[http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/2007/01/worst-move-on-board.html here]]. For one of them, it was also a Surprise Checkmate for the winner, [[http://sverreschesscorner.blogspot.sg/2008/03/find-losing-move.html who in time trouble had just been looking for random checks to win some time.]]
22nd Nov '17 6:35:47 PM PaulA
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* At the end of the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The Also People'', the Doctor is playing chess with Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stuart, with the rules being that the first person who can announce the number of moves to checkmate wins. In the second game Kadiatu thinks she's doing well, until the Doctor announces "Mate in twelve" ... meaning ''she'' can win in twelve moves. Always know exactly what game you're playing before you start.\\

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* At the end of the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People'', People]]'', the Doctor is playing chess with Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stuart, Lethbridge-Stewart, with the rules being that the first person who can announce the number of moves to checkmate wins. In the second game Kadiatu thinks she's doing well, until the Doctor announces "Mate in twelve" ... meaning ''she'' can win in twelve moves. Always know exactly what game you're playing before you start.\\



-->'''Doctor''': You beat me! I don't believe it.
-->'''Kadiatu''': Cheer up, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
-->'''Doctor''': Not to me, it doesn't. You just said the first number that came into your head.
-->'''Kadiatu''': Ah, but it was the right number.

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-->'''Doctor''': -->'''Doctor:''' You beat me! I don't believe it.
-->'''Kadiatu''':
it.\\
'''Kadiatu:'''
Cheer up, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
-->'''Doctor''':
later.\\
'''Doctor:'''
Not to me, it doesn't. You just said the first number that came into your head.
-->'''Kadiatu''':
head.\\
'''Kadiatu:'''
Ah, but it was the right number.
10th Nov '17 5:24:36 PM kegisak
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* Though Catur (An indian precursor to Chess) rather than Chess itself, a somewhat justified example occurs in ''Literature/Birthright2017'' between Sabrina and Taurau. Taurau fools Sabrina into thinking he's using a [[KansasCityShuffle completely different strategy]], and distracts her with conversation to keep her from noticing her mistake until it's too late.
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