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Humphrey Bogart
H Bogart 
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1933 to 1956
Overall record: +2 -1 =1 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-25-1899, died Jan-14-1957, 57 years old) United States of America

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Humphrey Deforest Bogart was born near New York, USA. An actor and chess enthusiast he was also a fairly strong amateur player, as evidenced by his draw with Samuel Reshevsky in a simultaneous exhibition. He included a chess position from one of his correspondence games in his most famous movie, Casablanca, although the position was disturbed during shooting. He was a USCF tournament director and active in the California State Chess Association, and a frequent visitor to the Hollywood chess club. In 1945, he and his wife, Lauren Bacall, appeared on the cover of Chess Review.

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Last updated: 2016-11-16 17:36:05

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Bogart vs NN 1-028 1933 USAA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. H Bogart vs L Bacall 1-031 1951 ?C60 Ruy Lopez
3. Koltanowski vs H Bogart 1-041 1952 ExhibitionC01 French, Exchange
4. Reshevsky vs H Bogart ½-½28 1956 70 board Simultaneous ExhibitionC57 Two Knights
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Aug-16-10  drnooo: Kibrick wuold be my guess as the best chessplaying director, though perhaps I am mistaken. As for the movie, that has to be We're no Angels. There are pictures of Bogart playing chess with Lorre and Walter Slezak, and as for Passage he looks too old here for that and who on the set of Queen played chess? Not Hepburn or Huston or Morley likely. Betcha four to one its Angels.
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  kingfu: Thank you drnooo.

I listened to Malcolm McDowell talk about Kubrick and chess. Sir Malcolm said he and Stanley played a lot while filming "A Clockwork Orange." But did not play after the movie was done. McDowell lamented not being able to play Kubrick after that.

John Huston, the director of African Queen, might have played chess. He did everything else!

We're No Angels makes sense. Internet Movie Database has gone sideways. Many previously included details are now left out.

Ingmar Bergman had a Chess Game between the "protagonist" and Satan in one of his films.

Chess is even mentioned in "Chisum" , a John Wayne film!

Maybe we should research and collaborate on a book about Chess in film!

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  wwall: The game should be added to the database as real. It first appeared in Chess Life, March 5, 1956, page 6 in John Collins' column of games by USCF mwembers.

Samuel Reshevsky - Humphrey Bogart
70 board Simultaneous Exhibition, Los Angeles 1956

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.d4 f6 7.dxe5 fxg5 8.Qxd5 Qxd5 9.Bxd5 Be7 10.0-0 Bf5 11.c3 Nxe5 12.Bxb7 Rd8 13.Re1 0-0 14.Nd2 Bf6 15.Ne4 Bxe4 16.Bxe4 h6 17.Be3 a5 18.Bc5 Rfe8 19.Rad1 Kh8 20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Kf1 Ng4 22.h3 Ne5 23.Ke2 Nc4 24.Rd1? (24.b3) Rxd1 25.Kxd1 Nxb2+ 26.Kc2 Na4 27.Bd4 Bxd4 28.cxd4 1/2-1/2.

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  kingfu: Excellent work, wwall!

We have been speculating about this game for years.

And now here it is!

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  James Demery: Bogie played Paul Henreid on the set of Capablanca. Henreid said Bogart was a fine player , but that Henreid was slightly better. Bogart didn`t win a single game.
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  whiteshark: <A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.>

-- Humphrey Bogart

Dec-07-10  BobCrisp: A bogey in the nose beats wax in your ear.
Dec-25-10  talisman: merry christmas Bogey.
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  Jim Bartle: Christmas at the Bogarts:
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  perfidious: <kingfu: "To Have and Have Not"

Eddie (Walter Brennan to Lauren Bacall) : "Was you ever stung by a dead bee?"

A minor point-as this is my favourite movie-here's the way it actually went:

Dec-25-11  talisman: happy birthday! merry christmas!
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  CAPPYJAK: Life cannot be understood. Just lived as best as possible and get as much as possible from it.

This is now the very best of chess sites only made possible because Daniel Freeman is the brilliant programmer.

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  brankat: This was quick! Thank You so much <CG> for including Reshevsky-Bogart game in the Database.
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  Benzol: <brankat> I'm pleased it's finally appeared too. See my post of January 3rd 2008 on the previous page of this forum.


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  brankat: <Benzol> I did see Your post, and all the others: I went through all 5 pages yesterday. It was then that I learned of the Reshevsky-Bogart game in the first place :-)

Actually I was looking for something completely different, but couldn't find it here, nor on L.Bacall page. A few years ago there was a link to a photograph of Bogart with GM S.Gligoric where Gligo is analyzing a game and Bogie standing by the table, looking on. I don't know whether this link still exists, and if so, where would it be.

Dec-25-12  waustad: Certainly the best known birthday player today. There are more games than I remember from Last time I looked here. I'll have to check them out.
Dec-25-12  talisman: happy birthday Bogey.
Aug-07-13  GumboGambit: According to Rybka, he should have refrained from attacking his partner in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre". A sounder move would have been to stay together as a group as split the gold evenly.
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  WannaBe: <GumboGambit> Well, my WhoDidIt 3.0 running on Windows 3.1 with x486 CPU with 8K of RAM disagrees with you. =))
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Bogart!
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  TheFocus: Humphrey Bogart was on the USCF Board of Directors in the 1940's.
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  TheFocus: Happy Birthday Bogie!
Oct-03-15  The Kings Domain: I've always liked the fact that one of my favorite actors was a Chess enthusiast.

It's too bad there are no recorded games of Paul Henreid, Bogie's "Casablanca" co-star, who was said to be a strong player.

Dec-02-16  Bruce Graham: Bogie is back!
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  Tabanus: So no CG games by his father Belmont DeForest Bogart (1867 1934).
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