Watch Fischer enact his mental chess match

8/20/2015 – Pawn Sacrifice, the 2015 American biographical thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Tobey Maguire (whom we remember as Spiderman, or more fondly from Seabiscuit) as Bobby Fischer, is set to be released in the US on September 18, 2015. Huffington Post has posted an exclusive featurette, to which we have added some clips from the past. Happy viewing.

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Bobby Fischer is one of the 20th century's most celebrated sportsmen. The brash American chess prodigy became an international superstar, cemented in a Cold War confrontation with Soviet champion Boris Spassky that doubled as a political ploy between the sparring nations. In a new "Pawn Sacrifice" featurette exclusive to The Huffington Post, the upcoming film's stars – including Tobey Maguire, who portrays Fischer – and director Edward Zwick ("Legends of the Fall," "Blood Diamond") highlight their approach to the grandmaster's story of arrogance, paranoia and turmoil. [Huffington Post]

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Upcoming release "Pawn Sacrifice"

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

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luishon luishon 8/20/2015 08:33
I like the trailer
Tobey McGuire is a very good actor
he has the street smart
chess board genius persona
we need chess heroes specially in America
we are falling behind in chess activity
we have a small park dedicated to Bobby Fischer in Santa Monica California
but very little activity not like before when Fischer was here
alekhina alekhina 8/20/2015 03:46
moving the pieces is the only action in any chess movie that is hard for actors to play.
stephen brady stephen brady 8/20/2015 01:40
YES! That featurette looks much better than the previous trailer. I was worried about Toby trying to pull of an imposing, larger than life character like Bobby Fischer. I was also afraid Bobby was going to look crazy and dark through the whole movie, but now you can see some of his energy and personality. I loved that last line when asked if Bobby will crack: "Bobby won't crack; he's going to explode".