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Which Chess player do you think there should be a movie about?


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #41

    bigmac30

    I KNOW HE IS GERMAN BUT NIMZOWITZ WOULD BE GOOD EVEN NOW HIS BOOK IS STILL PITTY RELAVENT

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #42

    batgirl

    LisaV wrote:
    batgirl wrote:

    Paolo Boi and/or Leonardo di Cutri.


    I was waiting for our batopedia to weigh in.  The next question is why?


     It's not only the story of the first known tournament, featuring such names as Ruy Lopez, Alphonso Ceron, Scovara and Polario.  Il Siracusano and Il Puttino were adventurers as well as chess players and their swashbuckling story involves revenge, pirates, shipwrecks, Moors, loves lost and fortunes won.
    See Mark Weeks' digitalized The Light and the Luster of Chess for the story or visit my page on
    players of chess in the Renaissance or Chessopedia here for Paolo Boi.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #43

    anmol

    vishwanathan anand

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #44

    kershack

    JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #46

    Immanuel

    Akiba Rubinstein, who had a colorful life (went insane eventually); or Viktor Korchnoi, who had to fight the Soviet machine from the inside.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #47

    oscar22

    I would think Alekhine because of the whole nazi incident

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #48

    Wesso

    rookandladder wrote:

    Gotta be Alekhine. I mean you have the Revolution, fleeing Russia, joining the French Army prior to WWII, getting coerced into being the Nazi chessmaster, the wives, the drinking, and the mysterious death.

    Nothing else comes close for drama.


    Bingo.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #49

    jpd303

    Alekhine definatly.  not only would you have his character but the other chess giants of that time period. Nimzo, Lasker, Capa, Botvinik, Bogo, Tarrasch, Reti, Tartakower, Ewue, Rubinstein etc etc that would be a great movie

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #50

    swiniaWkosmosie

    Alekhine would be good :D

    Chess films don't have to be boring, check out film about Josh Waitzkin.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #51

    Gokukid

    Paul Morphy is what first comes to my mind, but then I agree with others who said that it should be about Alexander Alekhine.  If it is to go hollywood then it really should be Alekhine - his love affairs (romance), his vices, his determination to give up his vices to regain his title from Euwe, his development of blindfold chess ability during confinement in WW2, his rivalry against the Chess Machine Capablanca, his Nazi involvement, Capa's territory's refusal to grant him escape route, his mysterious death, the legacy he left behind.  This movie might show some similar scenarios in Saving Private Ryan or Windtalkers or Schindler's List.  From Romance to Action, his love for cats...soon the world's greatest player Garry Kasparov would take his games as pattern, tagging them as model chess.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #52

    Crazychessplaya

    I'd love to see a movie about Mir Sultan Khan. His rise to stardom and descent to obscurity is fascinating.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #53

    Blightyman

    Tal. definitely Tal.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #54

    Gomer_Pyle

    theshrike wrote:

    I see no better choice than Alexander Alekhine. In a time of opposing chess dogmas, he was a player with an universal style of play and an artist at the same time.


    I also choose Alekhine. Besides being one of the greatest chess players his life was filled with intrigue.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #55

    Scarblac

    I'd like to see a comedy with Ivanchuk (that guy is crazy), a porn movie with Peter Leko, and Morozevich as James Bond. Vlad Tkachiev can be the bad guy.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #56

    ilikeflags

    Gokukid wrote:

    paul morphy


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #57

    googoogajoob

    Me! I've had a very interesting life.Cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #58

    FerrBear

    lostgame wrote:

    Pillsbury would be a good subject...and maybe a movie centerd around the Tal Botvinnik match....


     What's the story behind the Tal Botvinnivk match?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #59

    jpd303

    porn with chess player would be Hilarious!  Anna k.  & Judit P. for the female stars!  put a james bond theme to it and throw in chess witticisms and sell it on the net to chess geeks...it would make plenty of cash!  i bet kasparov would be a good lead man, just for his facial expressions!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #60

    Absurd

    Mir Sultan Khan.


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