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Chess Errors in Movies - Shoot Me!!!

  • #1

    "If you like the content . . . track me :-)"

    "We've all been there.

    We've all seen it.

    The dreaded chess mistakes...

    How many time have you casually watched a film with family or friends and witnessed some grossly illegal move on film.  I just wanted to know if I could find some moral internet support after seeing boards set up with "white on left," illegal moves, repeat positions, the knight called a horse...etc Arrgh!  lol

    In the movie Luzhin Defense, there is an error in one of the games he is playing.  Here is a clip from the film (not the game in discussion). . . "

    To continue reading this article and view the clips click here or the picture above.

  • #2

    in film they are not really caring about being completely correct they are trying to get the production completed and in the box office so that they are reaping the returns from it

  • #3

    A famous one is the slight innaccuracies in 2001, a Space Odessey, in the famous game between Frank and Hal9000. Hal gets his (descriptive) notation wrong, and his analysis is also flawed. I'll have to go search for the article on the net, can't remember all the detail.

    But I think you mean more blatant errors, I don't know how many movies and even advertisements I've seen where some supposedly bright spark glances at a board where players are in deep concentration, and promptly spots a mate in one....

  • #4
    rooperi wrote:

    A famous one is the slight innaccuracies in 2001, a Space Odessey, in the famous game between Frank and Hal9000. Hal gets his (descriptive) notation wrong, and his analysis is also flawed. I'll have to go search for the article on the net, can't remember all the detail.

    But I think you mean more blatant errors, I don't know how many movies and even advertisements I've seen where some supposedly bright spark glances at a board where players are in deep concentration, and promptly spots a mate in one....


    I'll have to check it out.  I found an article about the game from that movie here

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/2001-a-chess-space-odyssey

  • #5

    I found this, so far:

    Poole-HAL, 2001

    I was watching the movie 2010 this weekend, and I got curious about the famous game between Poole and HAL in 2001. I had heard that it was based on a real game. Here's what I found at the ChessGames website.

    Roesch - Schlage, Hamburg 1910
    Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack [C86]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nf4 11.Qe4 Nxe5 12.Qxa8 Qd3 13.Bd1 Bh3

    This is the initial position shown on the screen in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    14.Qxa6 Bxg2 15.Re1 Qf3 (0-1)

    In the film, this move was incorrectly given by HAL9000 as "Queen to Bishop Three" instead of the correct "Queen to Bishop Six." Apparently some fans of the film believe that this error was intentional and meant to let the alert (and chess-savvy) viewer know that something was wrong with HAL.

  • #6
    rooperi wrote:
    I found this, so far: Poole-HAL, 2001

    I was watching the movie 2010 this weekend, and I got curious about the famous game between Poole and HAL in 2001. I had heard that it was based on a real game. Here's what I found at the ChessGames website.

    Roesch - Schlage, Hamburg 1910
    Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack [C86]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nf4 11.Qe4 Nxe5 12.Qxa8 Qd3 13.Bd1 Bh3

    This is the initial position shown on the screen in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    14.Qxa6 Bxg2 15.Re1 Qf3 (0-1)

    In the film, this move was incorrectly given by HAL9000 as "Queen to Bishop Three" instead of the correct "Queen to Bishop Six." Apparently some fans of the film believe that this error was intentional and meant to let the alert (and chess-savvy) viewer know that something was wrong with HAL.


    Cool!  Please cut and paste that into the blog's comments (different folks read the blogs -- ie. non-chess.com folks who do google searches)

  • #7

    Cool!  Please cut and paste that into the blog's comments (different folks read the blogs -- ie. non-chess.com folks who do google searches)

    Dunno how to do that, that was a copy and paste...

    (OFF TOPIC) I remember now, Willie Schlage, man that was an interesting story! Have to search for that too, worth a post on it's own...

  • #8
    rooperi wrote:

    Cool!  Please cut and paste that into the blog's comments (different folks read the blogs -- ie. non-chess.com folks who do google searches)

    Dunno how to do that, that was a copy and paste...

    (OFF TOPIC) I remember now, Willie Schlage, man that was an interesting story! Have to search for that too, worth a post on it's own...


    I found the video!  Check it out on the blog post

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