Is anyone on the forum a good chess player? If so, can you answer if the scene where Dudek plays the whole game himself practically before saying checkmate. Is this realistic? Does he really know the moves Clayton has to make based on Dudek's moves? or do you have any other comments?
I think Dudek made his moves on the assumptions that that is how Clayton would have played the game based on the most logical moves. Clayton, however, could have played the game illogically, but some of his assumptions were correct. You don't want to be down too many pieces to your opponent as this limits what moves you can make and protecting the queen is important since it's the most powerful piece. But, sacrificing the queen is an option if your next move will put you at an advantage.