Real Life Chess Players Who Have Appeared in Films
Every player on this list is at least a recognized or rated expert at chess. Please write me with the names of any other chess players who have appeared in the cinema.
Here are the players:
Chess Expert Kola Kwariani as he appeared in the 1956 Stanley Kubrick film "The Killing"
World Champion Garry Kasparov
Former World Champion José Raúl Capablanca
Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov
Grandmaster Joel Benjamin
Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi
Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichasvili
International Master Kamran Shirazi
Master and Member of French National Chess Team Marcel Duchamp
Rated Master Bruce Pandolfini
Rated Expert Jerry Poe McClinton
Rated Expert Ed Bogas
Rated Expert Samuel Sloan
Late Expert Kola Kwariani a/k/a "Nick the Wrestler"
More about Kola Kwariani a/k/a "Nick the Wrestler", Chess Expert and Former World Champion Wrestler
The Killing - A 1956 movie with a scene filmed in the "Flea House" a/k/a Chess and Checker Club of New York in New York City
Although very strong, and clearly a rated chess player, Eva Veronika is best known as the devoted wife of FIDE Master Asa Hoffman
Still from the 1962 movie Lolita showing a chess game in progress between a badly distracted Humbert Humbert and poor, doomed Charlotte Haze.
Here are links:
Lawyers were forced to cut scenes from "Lolita" because of Vagueness in Obscenity laws
"The Lobbing Lolita" - Anna Kournikova
Order "Searching for Bobby Fischer"
Order "The Killing"
Movies cited on Sam Sloan's web sites
Books cited on Sam Sloan's web sites
Sam Sloan's Chess Page
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