Darren Brown: Chess Moves

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Entertainment

Can he beat grandmasters in chess using his tricks?
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Male 377
I know a way to win almost every time but I forgot it.
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Female 572
^ lol:)
yeah DTMan67 i think his shows are only shown in england atm, but he has dvds of all his series. you could get them on the internet, amazon or somewhere. well worth buying, honestly!
his site is derrenbrown.co.uk
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Male 150
yea he was doing so well until he screwed up by putting a six instead of a seven. A six instead of SEVEN. blew it.
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Female 83
DTMan his shows called Derren Brown Mind Tricks or Derren Brown Tricks of the Mind or something like that.
In it he plays mind games with people from the public and is absolutely awesome!!!
BTW some of the tricks he uses are trully psychological and really do make people think things.
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Male 2
maples--he is playing the same game from both sides. He`s making them play each other. No move is unpredicted, since they are exactly the same game. He played them against each other.
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Male 1,217
i just dont get it. if he just mirrors the moves, then what if like the other player killed a pawn that he was supposed to move the next time? i dont think that any two players think exactly alike. but that was awesome. totally.
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Male 158
diabolically genius
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Male 131
Wow. Just wow.
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Male 2,510
coolage!
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Male 1,521
This guy is really clever! And he must be inteligent to remember all the moves and not confusing them with each player! pretty amazing stuff!
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Male 83
I decided right at the beginning that he`d do it like that.
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Male 90
whoa...that was mindblowing
chess is like way too complicated for me and to see this crap i was literally
this lil guy--> 0.0
idc how many times this has been done this is freaking amazing.
keep up the good work you crazy limey!
o btw what show is he on? i wanna see more of this guy`s coolness (its prolly an england exclusive show >_<)
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Female 331
derren brown rocks :-D
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Male 89
"There`s also a reason, perhaps, for Mr Brown being able to predict the number of pieces remaining on the board at the end of the game. Apparently during a retake, there as a shout and a noise and the players view of Graham Lee, the holder of the envelope was blocked. There could have been a switch made at this time. However, there still remains the puzzle that Mr Lee was convinced that the envelope had remained in his pocket the whole time, and he is regarded as an honest man in England."
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Male 89
"Mark Howitt of Huddersfield, UK, writes: "After talking with Jon Levitt on the playchess.com server I have a few things to add to your news item. Jon was quite convinced the whole thing was a hoax; he believed that someone was even telling Derren the moves in the ninth game. Just to clarify the status of the ninth board, he`s a player of 2200 strength. The title `President of King`s College Chess Club` refers to him being the figurehead of a University in London, which is one of the strongest in Britain."
http://www.chessbase.com/newsprint.asp?n...
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Male 89
Yes the 9th player is the worst in the room, but nowhere near 9th place in the UK, he doesn`t even make the top 100 list in the UK.Still there`s no way Derren could beat him in a fair game.
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Female 1,492
that was so cool
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Male 213
@cappez

all of the players were really good, but the 9th player was the one that was the worst of the people in that room (which still places him 9th in the UK)

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Male 89
I found out the 9th player has a rating of 2200, which is really very, very good...it would be impossible even for a `good` player to win that game (a good player has a rating of 1500-1800). Assuming Derren would not take any chances on losing, it has to be a trick.
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Female 533
Penn and Teller have done that too....it IS a good trick, though!!
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Female 572
Woah I saw that before on TV but it`s just as impressive again... DB is just amazing! :) Saw him on stage a couple of weeks ago it was gobsmacking! <love that word;)> those chess guys must have been hanging around a lot between moves though..
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Female 136
whoo! derren rules! and sure it was easy enough to guess he was just remembering moves but that in itself is difficult enough, to remember upto 8 moves in the correct order.. i know i couldn`t do it.
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Male 1,882
I had guessed his trick before he even revealed it. I figured he would just remember the moves and use them against other members, and vise versa. With an odd number, though, he really does gamble with losing to that 9th player. I`m guessing he`s at least pretty decent at chess, but he`s got a great memory.

I want to know how he came up with that number at the end.

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Male 48
oh and cappez, derren brown never tells you the whole story, he had some other sneaky little trick going on, same with the numbers. i so wanna study under him
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Male 48
i might have to try this one time
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Male 89
I thought the trick was predictable but didn`t see how he beat the 9th player if he is supposed to be crap at chess...maybe there was a microphone hidden somewhere anyway.
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Male 3
would just like to correct the name of this guy, it is indeed derren brown, rather than darren. I have seen him perform live at my local city hall, he is amazing!
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Male 2,605
So, did he have four players play white and four players play black, excluding the ninth player who played whichever? Or was it the choice of the players to pick their color?

This reminds me of the time I beat a math\physics\nuclear engineering student at chess. How grand that was, turning the tables after he had me on the run for some time.

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Male 331
yer...this guy is truly amazing....all his stuff his wicked!!
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Male 451
the man is incredible, i watch his show every week
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Male 2,057
btw his name is Derren, for the record. I saw this on TV and he never stops amazing me.
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Male 329
`and how i came up with the numbers at the end... i genuinly can`t remember`

witch-craft i tell you, this man is evil.

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Male 1,365
I am still mad at the Brits for getting rid of the only Bond besides Connery that was cool. Oh yeah , the trick was sweet, simple solution to a complex situation, Harry Anderson did this in 1983 for a 20,000 bet and won, only he used 10 instead of 9, to insure the outcome.
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Male 85
made my day thinking of how simple some solutions can be to the problems of everyday life..
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Male 230
That was awesome. Hah, what a sweet trick.
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Male 437
cheeky bugger
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Male 664
Ah, Derren. I would turn gay if it wasn`t for my high levels of testosterone.
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Male 210
I`m gonna hate myself for this, but as my housemate is obsessed with this guys shows. His name is Derren not Darren.

Kill me, kill me now.

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Male 78
I saw that a mile away, I`d be surprised if the other players truly didn`t catch on to that...I bet they did.

Still, pretty amazing he can remember those moves.

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Female 873
Derren Brown is 1 clever guy! his mind tricks are always mind blowing..
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Male 2,567
Wow
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Male 630
Harry Anderson did this WAAAAY back in 1980...good thing noone remembered it.
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Male 118
I guessed that was what he was doing. Very clever though. His explaining of it in the end got a tad confusing.
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Male 297
wow. i couldn`t do that if i tried
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Male 2,958
I do this all the time.
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Male 196
freakin sweet
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Male 25
Crafty little bastard!
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Male 10,115
Link: Darren Brown: Chess Moves [Rate Link] - Can he beat grandmasters in chess using his tricks?
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