New Netflix Series "The Queens Gambit"

Iwillcrushyourskull

It's a really good series

pariksha10

The end game  episode was amazing. I cried. The  best cinematic series I've watched so far. 

dkinla
In one moment, the main character is about 16 years old and already a recognized chess star, and she tells her fellow high school classmates that her rating is 1800. Does this make sense? That is not the rating of a chess genius. A 16 year old with a rating of 1800 is good and fine, but nothing special. No movies will be made of 16 years olds with 1800 ratings. Was the scale different back then?
ExploringWA
I believe the admiration was due to being female, good looking, 1800, and an American, with a rating of 1800. She was an easily recognized rising star in the Chess world.
Rocky64

@dkinla. The 1800 rating is indeed a glaring error. Check out this blog: Chess Mistakes In 'The Queen's Gambit'.

ExploringWA
Rocky64 wrote:

@dkinla. The 1800 rating is indeed a glaring error. Check out this blog: Chess Mistakes In 'The Queen's Gambit'.

If a player has a rating of 1800, and is an up and coming star, would that person respond with their actual rating, or the provisional rating for a particular tournament?  

Rocky64

@ExploringWA. Based on her results, both her provisional and actual ratings should be much higher than 1800.

Troubl3mak3r
I think it’s one of the best show I ever watch
hooserhieser
Im here because of it! So it’s probably a good series haha so dark i think good balance to get new people who don’t know rules into it they have to play that balance of going in depth but also not scaring away people
dkinla
Rocky64 wrote:

@dkinla. The 1800 rating is indeed a glaring error. Check out this blog: Chess Mistakes In 'The Queen's Gambit'.

Thank you for pointing this article out to me.

Prufrock1453
It’s funny how the only game in which anyone plays the Queen’s Gambit it was her opponent, and she responded with the King’s Indian. That title probably wouldn’t have worked.
Prufrock1453
I take that back. Spoiler alert, she finally plays it at the end.