Endgame - Finished Programme
An original drama series centring around a brilliant chess master. Using the skills that made him chess champion of the world, Arkady Balagan solves the crimes that mystify others. Traumatised by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries – using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. Brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan is able to envision his unknown opponent’s motives and moves. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios – all in his head as he solves crimes that baffle the police. In Endgame, we see genius at work. Starring Shawn Doyle (Big Love).