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Playing Games

A group of trivia-obsessed grad students take a shot at a citywide trivia tournament.

Keeping one step ahead of their bookie, two L.A. gamblers embark on a winning streak that takes them to Reno, Nevada, where they enter a high-stakes poker game against the legendary Amarillo Slim.

The Kid thinks he's the best 5-card stud player in town, but The Man has never been beaten. It is therefore inevitable that they go head-on, and what a game it will be: a non-stop, stud poker duel-to-the-death to decide who will be the reigning king of the New Orleans gambling world.

Aging pool shark who believes "money won is twice as sweet as money earned", forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler.

When the son of a plumber from Brooklyn is invited to a fancy beach club one summer day, he is lured from his working class world.

An amoral, arrogant pool hustler who haunts backroom pool halls gets a real chance at fame when he faces the legendary Minnesota Fats in a personal competition..

A hustler takes a naive Amish bowler to a million-dollar tournament hoping to win fame and fortune.

Richard, recently unemployed, decides to return to his first love, teaching. When he finds a job as an inner-city schoolteacher teaching fourth grade, he discovers a way to reach out to his skeptical students through the game of chess.

Alex is an 18-year old Earthling who has an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry and conquers the Starfighter game. He is then recruited by alien Centauri to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park existence, he heads to the outer regions of space. Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds, including Earth. .

An eccentric chess master, whose unstable childhood rendered him incapable of relating well with others, finds that chess is his only escape and solace. At an Italian resort, where he is favored to win a prestigious chess championship, he meets and falls in love with a caring woman. When a former mentor turned jealous saboteur tries to destroy his confidence, the fragile genius may lose more than just the big game.

Set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Fame and fortune become a hotbed of scandal when a Washington investigator uncovers corruption beneath the TV's hottest quiz show's glittering facade. The scandal implicates both the wildly popular champion and the disgruntled ex-champ.

A reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

The father of a budding seven-year-old chess prodigy is determined to make him a chess champion in the same class as champion Bobby Fischer.

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