British director Guy Ritchie is a huge chess fan, despite admitting he is terrible at the board game.

The LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS film-maker is finding it hard to develop his chess skills and has failed to convince his superstar wife Madonna to join him in the game.

He says, "I'm not a good bluffer. I am a c**p chess player. I play it a lot, but I haven't evolved at it for ten years.

"I tried to get my wife into chess, but she isn't a rabid enthusiast."