Pawn Sacrifice

Interesting film focused on the World Chess Championship in 1972, describing the called ’match of the century’ between the chess masters Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.

In the midst of the Cold War, that match acquired a politic meaning. Not only was a chess match, but also an USA’s challenge to the former URSS which has, at that time, the hegemony in chess.

The tortured character of Fisher while losing his sanity is well played by Tobey Maguire and also Liev Schreiber builds a convincing Boris Spassky.

The match took place in Iceland

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Fisher vs Spassky – 1972

Eccentric Fischer constantly demanded exigent and outlandish conditions during the tournament. Even though he didn’t attended one game, he finally won the match thanks to his genial and creative tactics.

Chess pieces

chess-piecesIn each language, chess pieces have different names. It is not only a matter of translation. So, Bishop, Knight, Rook, … also are Elephant, Horse, Tour, Fool, among other meanings depending on countries and cultures.

Pawn Sacrifice trailer

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