Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dubios move by Harry Porter ?!

I spend my Sunday evening  in my home, watching  Harry Porters and the Philosophers Stone Wizard's  .... and of course... i pay attention more during  the chess scene. 

In the scene, Harry, Ron, and Hermione play their way across a chessboard to pass the White players in a giant-scaled and dangerous game of Wizard Chess. Wizard chess is the magical variant of the classic board game in which the pieces move of their own accord when commanded by the player. When a piece is taken (destroy!), it is removed by the attacking piece.

 I was curios to know the exact position and the moves. I google the scene on the net and found that  the chess position  was created by American IM - Jeremy Silman . 

Black to move

* Harry is a black bishop (on a3) . Hermione is a black's rook. Ron is a black's Knight ( on g5).

Ron (Ng5) : You understand why Harry (Ba3), when i make my move, the queen (Qc3)  will take me. Then you free to check the King.

Harry: No, Ron no!

Hermione: What is it?

Harry: He is going to sacrifice himself!

Hermione: Noooo! No you can't, there must be other way...

Ron: Do you want to stop Snape to get the stone or not? Harry, to you to have to go on, i know it, not me , not!

And Ron move with  1...Nh3+ answered by 2.Qxh3

Ron Weasley ridding the black's knight before being hammered by white's queen  with 2.Qxh3
 2...Bxc5+ check and after the force move  3.Qe3 only then   3...Bxe3++  checkmate. Even the  checkmate should actually show Harry capture (destroying) white's queen on e3 but in the movie  Harry  just go to the empty e3 square to deliver the mate.

During the final scene of the movie which show  the last dinner of the school year, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts' Headmaster, awards Ron fifty House points to Gryffindor for "the best-played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years." These last-minute points help support Gryffindor's win of the House Cup! :)


n@jd0rf said...
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n@jd0rf said...

I posted about this a long time ago. Here is the link. (sorry deleted my first comment):

n@jd0rf said...

this is what Silman said,

Unfortunately, movie dynamics once again turned a well thought out chess situation into mumbo-jumbo (though it looked very energetic on the big screen). The length of the film demanded some cuts, so the moves of this whole scene were more or less slashed to …Nh3+ (Ron’s sacrifice) and …Be3 mate (notice that …Be3 doesn’t capture the Queen…very, very sad. I still feel that this was a real missed opportunity and would have enriched the whole on-screen scene immeasurably.).

Unknown said...

If you ever notice Harry was a cunning prick. He could have sacrifice himself first by 1....Bc5+ forcing 2.Qxc5. Then last ly 2....Nh3#. If 2.Qd4 or Qe3 block, then no sacrifice happens. Harry was a selfish protagonist afterall