Queen's gambit (tv series)


'The Queen's Gambit' Becomes Netflix's Most Watched Limited Series!

'The Queen's Gambit' Becomes Netflix's Most Watched Limited Series!

Netflix‘s new show The Queen’s Gambit has quickly become their most watched limited series of all time!

The streaming service announced the news on Twitter, writing, “A record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series to date.”

The streamer added, “More fun facts related to The Queen’s Gambit: ♕ The series made the Top 10 in 92 countries & ranked #1 in 63 countries ♕ The novel has entered The New York Times bestseller list, 37 years after its release ♕ Google searches for “How To Play Chess” have hit a nine-year peak.”

The show is based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel with Anya Taylor Joy starring as chess prodigy Beth Harmon.







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geomancer1965 wrote:

It's an alternative universe where Bobby Fischer doesn't exist (or more precisely, he exists as Beth Harmon). So I just assume these various fictitious players aren't really supposed to represent anyone intentionally. In '68, the world champion, I believe, was already Spassky, and he only gets mentioned in passing. I actually find it rather good taste that the producers decided not to have "real" chess players at the tournaments. I imagine that Petrosian fans wouldn't be all that amused if Beth Harmon beat him.

Petrosian was world champion in 1968. Spassky beat him in 1969 to take the title.


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The actress Beth has a perfect control of her facial expression,not in microexpression ,very impressive.

Microexpression ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microexpression



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Carlsen on The Queen’s Gambit: “A little too unrealistic”

by ChessBase
11/22/2020 – The $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour kicks off today  with the Skilling Open. World champion Magnus Carlsen is the top seed. Shortly before the start of the much anticipated tournament, the Norwegian talked about Netflix’s hit series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. Carlsen found it extremely enjoyably, but also a little too unrealistic. | Photo: Play Magnus Group


“I would say it’s a 5/6”

Press release by Play Magnus AS

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has finally given his view on the smash-hit Netflix series The Queen's Gambit.

The Norwegian called it “extremely enjoyable” and awarded it 5 out of 6 stars - but he did have some reservations.

He told chess24.com:

I would say it’s a 5 out of 6. I would have given it a full score except I found it a bit disturbing that all the kids in the series want to get adopted because in chess that means losing 10 games in a row and no kid would want to do that.

Kidding aside though, I thought it was very enjoyable. The optics were great; they did the chess pretty well with the games.

However, he did say it wasn’t perfect.

Carlsen added:

I just found the whole thing a little too unrealistic. I just couldn't quite buy that after being six years without playing a tournament game in an orphanage and you would then be one of the best players in a few years.

It’s a good story but to me, I found it a little too unrealistic. But in general, having said all that, it was extremely enjoyable.

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On Sunday Carlsen launches the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour — his own ‘King’s Gambit’.

After the stunning mainstream success of The Queen’s Gambit, tour organiser Play Magnus Group revealed the new competition will be broadcast by sports network Eurosport across Europe and Asia.

It means the game will take its place alongside tennis, football and other premium sporting events after Europe’s leading sports channel secured rights to show a full season in 60 countries.

The Champions Chess Tour, launched by the Play Magnus Group, replaces the hugely-popular Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour put on earlier this year.

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he's got a point. even fischer, so good that he had almost no american competition, got taken to school the first time he faced real international competition.