24. Sep, 2020

Sherlock Holmes plays chess ?

During his youth, Arthur Conan Doyle won a chess tournament organised by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. In all of Doyle’s 4 novels and 56 short stories, neither Sherlock Holmes nor Dr. Watson ever played a game of chess (or checkers), or even speak about being a chess player. But that doesn’t stop the movies or TV shows.

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Sherlock Holmes plays a 5-minute game with a double-headed chess clock against Professor Moriarty at a castle in Switzerland.

👍 Chess.com blog about the movie & the 'game'

👍 Opinion: How well would Sherlock play chess ?