Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver ... See full summary »

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Avrum Jacobson
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Series cast summary:
Shawn Doyle ...  Arkady Balagan 13 episodes, 2011
Patrick Gallagher ...  Hugo Lum 13 episodes, 2011
Katharine Isabelle ...  Danni 13 episodes, 2011
Carmen Aguirre ...  Alcina Albeniz 13 episodes, 2011
Melanie Papalia ...  Pippa Venturi 13 episodes, 2011
Lisa Ray ...  Rosemary Venturi 13 episodes, 2011
Torrance Coombs ...  Sam Besht 13 episodes, 2011
Veena Sood ...  Barbara Stillwell 11 episodes, 2011
Gary Gill ...  Gurjit Bhatti 7 episodes, 2011
Colin Lawrence ...  Det. Jason Evans 6 episodes, 2011
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Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries - using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan uses the skills that made him chess champion of the world to solve the crimes that mystify others. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios - all in his head. And we get to watch right along with him as he solves crimes that baffle the police. In Endgame, we see genius at work. Written by Avrum Jacobson

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Crime | Drama

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

14 March 2011 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaque mate See more »

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Budget:

CAD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In Russian, "Balagan" means "travelling circus, light tent for traveling show" or "temporary light building for trade at a fair". See more »

Quotes

Arkady Balagan: Some people boldly go into the world to create art, play sports, do science, even warfare, but if you want to do all four, you play chess
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Referenced in King of the Nerds: Trek Wars (2014) See more »

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Intelligent television
31 July 2011 | by killerqueen76See all my reviews

Among all the "crime" shows out there, i enjoy this one the most. Intelligent TV is usually an oxymoron, but not in this case! I love the way Balagan doesn't have to resort to anything physical,but uses his intelligence to solve crimes. And the use of chess moves to work out the sequence of events is genius on the part of the writers! It is well acted and I especially like that the show is set in Vancouver, and you know it's set in Vancouver; not in some anonymous American city!

I really hope the network gives this a second season to gain more viewers. I have friends as far away as Isreal who really love this show.


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