Whilst playing against his second, Father Lombardy, in preparation for California exhibition matches against the Russians, Bobby calls out his moves. After Bobby informs him of the move Queen to Knight's 4 as being from the Morphy - Anderssen game, on move 17, instead of returning the Bishop to its square on the 8th rank, Lombardy deviates from the original Morphy game and plays pawn to Queen Rook 4. Subsequently, Bobby does not play the preparatory rook to King 1 move ( played in the real Morphy - Anderssen game, Round 7, 25th December 1858). Bobby still plays Queen to King 7 etc. and wins. However, after Lombardy plays queen takes queen on e7, Bobby's Rook is not on e1, it is on f1, so he is unable to take Lombardy's queen. In fact, this would have been a major blunder from Bobby, and it would have cost him the game. See more »
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Come follow me and I will make you a Fischer of men
Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well made biopic that is a rich work of cinema.
This flick takes place during the cold war, where America legend Bobby Fischer finds himself in the middle of a political crisis between America and the Soviet Empire. The movie starts out by showing Bobby Fischer( played by Tobey Maguire) towards the beginning of his life, and portrays the struggles he endured which affected him later on in his life. The movie later shows him as a rising chess star and before you know it, he is an adult; and one of the best chess players in the world. He soon finds himself as a pawn in Americas Cold War, and has to take on the number one chess player in the world, Boris Spassky.
This movie is brilliantly directed (Edward Zwick), and gives you an emotional feel for Fischer, and the cinematography is excellent. The supporting cast was good, but Tobey Mcguire stole the show,giving one of the best performances of the year.
Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well-made biopic with solid performances.
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