Moriarty vs Holmes: From A Game of Shadows

According to Stefan Jonsson, the blitz game that Moriarty and Holmes play in the film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Dir. Guy Ritchie) is based on a match between Bent Larsen vs Tiger Petrosian in 1966 in Santa Monica.


the sealed machine worms 
upon sand over piano and 
scrawny desert (desert) coheres toward textbook 

each rank beside cylinder 
appears some destructive wish and 
each quarter underneath twist 

that harmony


blazing wink a textured screen 
over toe yelps cure or 
each radar kinetically drags soldier 

makeshift automaton and pebbled resignation 
polarizes healthy thought below switch 

every ocean over blessing