You’ve got to go to the edge of defeat.

He didn’t teach you how to win, he taught you how not to lose. That’s nothing to be proud of. You’re playing not to lose, Josh. You’ve got to risk losing. You’ve got to risk everything. You’ve got to go to the edge of defeat. That’s where you want to be, boy – on the edge of defeat. Vinnie in Searching for Bobby Fischer

This whole week I’ve had the soundtrack to Searching For Bobby Fischer playing on my spotify. It’s been on my mind enough that I needed to watch it tonight. This scene, when Josh starts having fun playing chess again, always tears me up. Half the movie tears me up – but that moment is just great.

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