Poole – HAL 9000

February 18th, 2009

I think Martin Belam is right: Poole – HAL 9000 is surely the geekiest page in all of Wikipedia.1

Poole – HAL 9000 is a fictional chess game in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the movie, the astronaut Frank Poole is seen playing chess with the HAL 9000 supercomputer […] The director Stanley Kubrick was a passionate chess player, so unlike many chess scenes shown in other films, the position and analysis actually makes sense. [Discussion of starting position and on-screen moves follows…]

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  1. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Clay chess

December 28th, 2008

I do like this chess stop motion film.

If chess games had looked more like that when I was a kid perhaps I'd have got interested and stuck with it.

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