When the opening goes wrong…

Pawn Sacrifice

I recently watched Pawn Sacrifice which is a mainstream film about Bobby Fischer . It featured some real stars including Tobey Maguire as Bobby and Liev Schreiber as Spassky. If like me you can never remember actor’s names then you may know Liev from Ray Donovan and Tobey from Spiderman.

It was a well dramatised story for a very weird tale and it managed to convey the chess excitement to a non playing audience without grating for us chess enthusiasts. It also taught me some things I didnt know…I wasn’t aware that Spassky had applauded Fischer after the sixth game for instance.

From a personal view I found myself playing over some of the world championship games and finding some great videos with Bobby baffling other grandmasters.

This is a great example which is definitely worth a watch.