Moonraker and Morphy:
When James Bond deals Sir Hugo Drax the Culbertson hand in their card match at Blades in Moonraker,
Bond lets Drax know that he is defeated in an understated, yet powerful gesture.
Morphy, the great chess player, had a terrible habit. He would never raise his eyes from the game until he knew his opponent could not escape defeat. Then he would slowly lift his great head and gaze curiously at the man across the board. His opponent would feel the gaze and would slowly, humbly raise his eyes to meet Morphy’s. At that moment he would know that it was no good continuing the game.