Blog reviewing games of chess in fiction?
December 8, 2014 12:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm sure I remember reading some entries from a blog that pithily reviewed games of chess from fiction (novels, TV shows, movies) for plausibility and quality, but I'm coming up with nothing when I google for it.

Specifically I remember the chess game at the end of the first Harry Potter book being held up as a rare example of a well-researched and portrayed game - I remember most of the games reviewed being impossible or implausible in some way, and a few even having the board the wrong way around.

It might have just been games from movies or TV, I suppose - I've been looking for all fiction, but I guess Harry Potter counts as a movie as well, and thinking about it there's not really all that much description of the game in the book. Does anyone know the thing I'm talking about?
posted by spielzebub to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
There this Imgur gallery of chess games from movies?
posted by Diskeater at 12:57 PM on December 8, 2014


I think that might be it! And it'd explain why I wasn't having any luck turning up a blog. Thanks!
posted by spielzebub at 1:04 PM on December 8, 2014


Someone should start such a blog; it's a terrific idea.
posted by languagehat at 2:48 PM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


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