A humorous look at the extraordinary lengths a chess addict will go to for love of the game. One of the rare comedies of early Soviet cinema, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin.
USSR 1926, 20 minutes
“Good chess – bad socks. The joke was stretched a bit far. Be(k)nighted…? Excessively in pawn to one idea…?”
“Lively humour & musical accompaniment”
“It was interesting to see Capablanca make off with the woman: I believe he was reputed to be a womaniser”
“That was never a Queen’s gambit!!”