Chess Grandmaster Rates 7 Chess Scenes In Movies And TV | How Real Is It?

Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar reacts to seven memorable movie and TV scenes featuring chess games and rates them based on their technical accuracy. She looks at various scenes from “The Queen’s Gambit” (2020) and “From Russia with Love” (1963). Polgar…

Chess Grandmaster Rates 7 Chess Scenes In Movies And TV | How Real Is It?

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Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar reacts to seven memorable movie and TV scenes featuring chess games and rates them based on their technical accuracy.

She looks at various scenes from “The Queen’s Gambit” (2020) and “From Russia with Love” (1963). Polgar rates the psychology of players in “X-Men” (2000), and “Queen of Katwe” (2016). She looks at the accuracy of opening moves in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001) and “Pawn Sacrifice” (2014). She also discusses the inaccuracy of TV chess boards, such as in “Friends” (2003).

Polgar was the women’s world chess champion from 1996 to 1999. In 1991 she became the third woman to be awarded the title of grandmaster by the World Chess Federation (FIDE), and she has won 12 medals at the Women’s Chess Olympiad. She is currently head of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Webster University and has served as co-chair of the FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess.

Find out more about the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence here: https://webster.edu/spice/

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Chess Grandmaster Rates 7 Chess Scenes In Movies And TV | How Real Is It?