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Questions tagged [fiction]

Fictional works (novels, films, etc.) that feature chess (games, players, ...) or that are mainly about chess.

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Way to Logically Predict Approximate Chess Rating in Pop-Culture Games [closed]

After seeing a video of an analysis on the chess game in A Game of Shadows between Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, it made me wonder what their fictional ratings would be around. Other games like the ...
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Retrograde analysis of chess in The Flanders Panel by Pérez-Reverte

Have anybody tried to verify retrograde analysis of a chess game in The Flanders Panel by Pérez-Reverte? So far I have found only reconstruction of the board in this post: http://bibliophilicnightowl....
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What is/are the bests poems about chess?

I know only a couple. Fictions refers to movies or novels but not poems. Do you know any of them?
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Does anyone know the anecdote about Ostap Bender?

every now and then I have heard the saying "1. e2-e4 -- The favorite opening move of Ostap Bender." In Alexei Kornev's book "A practical white repertoire with 1. d4 and c4" the author writes: Ostap ...
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A chess story about three sailors

There was a book of chess stories that I had read some time ago. In one, there were 3 sailors who had made a deal with Devil for a crystal because of which they were unbeatable at chess. They saw the ...
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Is there fiction dealing with retrograde chess analysis?

I am interested in retrograde analysis problems, where the question usually is: 'What was the last move made?' or 'Where did the piece stand on the board before it fell from the table?' etc. ...