Checkmate (2010)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An aspiring lawyer attempts to master the art of chess in order to win a tournament and realize his dream of becoming an attorney in this independent drama from director Arvin N. Berner. Aaron Carlson has all the characteristics of a great lawyer, but without the money or connections to attend a prestigious law school, his dreams of practicing law seem dead on arrival. But when Aaron participates in a mock trial and catches the attention of a respected Judge Andrews, he gets a once-in-a-lifetime offer: If Aaron can take the top prize in a national chess competition, the judge will use his connections to ensure he receives a full ride to the law school of his choosing. Now, with the tournament fast approaching, Aaron seeks out a chess master who can shape him into a true contender, and discovers he possesses an untapped potential as a brilliant strategist.

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chess, judge, lawyer, tournament