Poll: Who wins the ultimate Chess tournament?
A poll by jalapenoman
Results of 1,189 votes:
Max von Sydow
The Seventh Seal (1957)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Robert Walker Jr.
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Person of Interest (2011)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Knight Moves (1992)
The Chess Players (1977)
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Queen to Play (2009)
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Final Move (2006)
Dangerous Moves (1984)
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