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Revolver (2005)

lucam92
Nov 30, 2010, 12:05 PM 2

Revolver is a 2005 film, written and directed by Guy Ritchie, starring film stars Jason Statham, Ray Liotta and André Benjamin (also known as "Andre 3000" lead singer of Outkast). The movie centers on a revenge-seeking confidence trickster whose weapon is a universal formula that guarantees victory to its user, when applied to any game or confidence trick.

Allthough this is a great movie and one of my favorites, it is not the reason why I chose to write this article. I wished to show this for it's potential interest to the chess comunity.

The formula obteined by Jake Green (Jason Statham) has a particular meanning in chess.

Of which I highlight the following:

Rule One:

"YOU CAN ONLY GET SMARTER BY PLAYING A SMARTER OPPONENT".

The movie continues in a very intresting way, enlisting rules for this formula which can be also related to chess, following this scene.

I like the fact that the fomula is not accurate but rather broad and the true clue is to understand it.

I felt that this truely shows chess spirit, since it is mainly the player who controls the game the player who finally wins it. In my personal opinion chess is just that, a battle for control.

This artistic way in which it is depicted a chess victory amuses me and although it is not always true, in those cases in which it is brightness my day.

Chess may be in many ways compared to life, but this is not an article talking about that, so we will skip that part and agree that chess teaches us a lot of things that are not always chess-related. But life can also teach us something about chess!

I leave you know to this final short video of the movie, I advise you not no see it if you got caught up in the movie since it is the last scene.

I hope you like this article, and all comments are welcomed, specially for the fact that no one ever comments on my blog!

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