At a school for gifted children, GENE and ANTHONY, two highly intelligent and insanely rich brats, square off in a game of chess where they establish a tradition of sacrificing something for every game lost. In a narcissistic race to be the best, the two keep pushing each other throughout their lives to reach new heights. As the two reach their fifties the psychopathic rivalry reaches its peek when Gene challenges Anthony to play one last game where the winner shall take all! A deadly chess game, where the stakes are their own lives and where other human beings represent chess pieces on the board that are sacrificed throughout the game, begins. A few months later, with the FBI in close pursuit, the game comes to its conclusion: Anthony has been checkmated and is now expected to pay the ultimate price of his own life. Since honor is the only thing Anthony has left, he plans his suicide, but not without the smarts of a world-class chess player… Checkmate!