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World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship 2018 is an chess match between the reigning world champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Fabiano Caruana to determine the World Chess Champion. [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey on Nov 5, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Computer Chess

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jun 10, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Queen of Katwe

In Queen of Katwe, a Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Oct 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Boy II Man  Season 2, Ep 2

Jessica shares her child raising and chess tips to Honey, who is having a tough time being the strict parent with Nicole, who makes Louis wish he and Jessica had a daughter. Meanwhile, Eddie is trying to avoid taking piccolo as his 5th period elective, and enjoying his time with Nicole, who protects the 7th grade boys from the 8th grade bullies. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 1, 2015 - 6 comments

Person of Interest: If-Then-Else  Season 4, Ep 11

SITUATION LETHAL MULTIPLE STRATEGIES AVAILABLE TIME TO ASSET DESTRUCTION: -00:00:13.527 EVALUATING STRATEGIES..
posted by homunculus on Jan 6, 2015 - 18 comments

Twin Peaks: The Path to the Black Lodge  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

Windom Earle takes his chess game "off the board", as he kidnaps Maj. Briggs to learn the secrets of the Black Lodge. Audrey follows her heart, but not all the way to Brazil. Cooper and Annie's burgeoning relationship spells certain doom. Something evil breaks through into the woods. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 20, 2014 - 2 comments

Twin Peaks: Variations on Relations  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

Cooper finds Earle's handiwork in Owl Cave, and we hear the story of the White and Black Lodges. A puzzle box is opened, only to reveal an even more puzzling box. Lana and the Mayor conspire to fix the Miss Twin Peaks pageant. Bopper and Snake are reunited at last, and the town's sole heavy metal youth (special guest star Ted Raimi) meets with an untimely fate. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 18, 2014 - 7 comments

Twin Peaks: Wounds and Scars  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

Following Josie's unexplained death, Harry disappears into a bottle. Cooper and Earle's chess game escalates, testing the very limits of Pete's skill and the safety of the Hayward home. Wheeler and Audrey begin their romance in earnest, and Cooper has coffee with Norma's sister Annie, sort of. Ben puts on an all-plaid benefit fashion show, and a vicious weasel is released. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 11, 2014 - 7 comments

Twin Peaks: Slaves and Masters  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

Cooper stumbles upon a clue to the identity of his shooter, and Jacoby and the Hornes find a cure for Ben's Confederate neurosis. Norma and Ed finally get back together after 20 years apart, and Leo finds himself the unwitting prisoner of Windom Earle. Meanwhile, the James/Evelyn Marsh subplot finally concludes, this time for real. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 4, 2014 - 2 comments

Twin Peaks: Checkmate  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 13

A shaken Major Briggs recounts his otherworldly experiences. Cooper organizes a sting on Jean Renault, Ernie Niles sweats the minor details, Agent Bryson makes a couple of daring costume changes, and Windom Earle knocks another piece off the board. Meanwhile, James gets awfully careless with some probably really expensive champagne. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Bohemian Rhapsody  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 14

The Gate Corporation have put out a 12 million Woolong bounty on capturing the mastermind behind a series of bold Astral Gate heists, which drained the savings from people as they check through a hijacked gate. Spike, Jet and Faye have each caught a number of perpetrators, but they're no closer to the mastermind, whose lone signature is a pawn device, loaded with a saved chess game.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 26, 2014 - 2 comments

Twin Peaks: Masked Ball  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

The FBI investigation into Cooper's questionable activities continues. The DEA sends a surprising new agent to Twin Peaks. Josie reveals the truth about her troubled past. Windom Earle makes his first move, and a long-missing player re-enters the scene. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 comments

The Prisoner: Checkmate  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Number Six takes part in a chess game. But how to tell white from black? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 28, 2014 - 10 comments

The Wire: The Buys  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez have consequences. On the other side of the law, D'Angelo teaches Wallace and Bodie how to play the game. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 6, 2014 - 46 comments

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