The Queen's Gambit....Netflix series!

magictwanger

Just wanted to mention to you folks that there is a new series on Netflix,which is really quite good.

It is obviously chess related,but has an excellent story line as well.....Enjoy.

notmtwain
magictwanger wrote:

Just wanted to mention to you folks that there is a new series on Netflix,which is really quite good.

It is obviously chess related,but has an excellent story line as well.....Enjoy.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/the-queens-gambit-netflix-chess

magictwanger

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theendgame3

I started watching it yesterday Magics. The Chess is so real. No mistakes as of yet bro.

Martin_Stahl
theendgame3 wrote:

...TheChess is so real. No mistakes as of yet bro.

 

Not sure on that. I would have to watch part of the episode again where the janitor plays d4 but I'm pretty sure that was all that was on the board and he called it the Queen's Gambit. 

 

Other than that, It's been pretty good.

LeeEuler

The premise is pretty good too

magictwanger

I found the scene where the Janitor begins to look at her in awe quite moving.Especially when she asks him if she's any good and he responds with how exceptional the girl is.The poor thing had such tragedy( I won't give anything away) that you just have to root for her....Great show!

theendgame3
Martin_Stahl wrote:
theendgame3 wrote:

...TheChess is so real. No mistakes as of yet bro.

 

Not sure on that. I would have to watch part of the episode again where the janitor plays d4 but I'm pretty sure that was all that was on the board and he called it the Queen's Gambit. 

 

Other than that, It's been pretty good.

Well spotted @Martin_Stahl, agreed. I remember that now and yep you're right he said "Queens Gambit" before she even moved.

Let us know if you spot anymore!!!

Jenium

I thought it was spot on when she answered she likes chess because it is "beautiful". Non-chessplayers don't get this at all.

notmtwain

I looked for more information and found out that Walter Tevis had written "The Hustler", "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "The Color of Money", which all became major motion pictures.

https://bookhaven.stanford.edu/2019/01/another-look-takes-on-walter-teviss-queens-gambit-and-the-authors-son-remembers-playing-chess-with-dad/

PetraGompa

Half "robo"t, half human, she is weak, alcohol and drugs but strong in chess... very touching...with beautiful scenes, architecture, saloons...The book must be interesting too 😃

 

magictwanger

To me,it's the human interest story(which is powerful) as well as the obvious chess attraction,but to nitpick every chess move is going a bit overboard,imo....I am "not" referring to anyone's responses here....Just my two cents.

GW_W

Ver y enjoyable to watch. Just started playing again after a 45 year pause.

magictwanger

GW....With those initials,I'd have thought the pause would have been more like a 250 year layoff.-happy.png

vermapulak

there is final game analysis by agadmator's. but it is spoiler. only watch after completing your series

https://youtu.be/oIMaTKOZG-8

goodbye27

Queen's gambit is my favorite opening

vermapulak

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen%27s_Gambit_(novel)

The Queen's Gambit (novel) - Wikipedia

magictwanger

Nice cover art!

AlteredCourse

Episode 41 of The Chess Pit podcast is a Queen's Gambit special, of sorts. We review (without spoilers!) the Netflix series, and do our best to see it through non-chess eyes. This week's quiz also celebrates Beth Harmon.

audioboom.com/posts/7722206-just-hiding-in-plain-sight

PetraGompa

Alan Watts is Great!!!....in the serie beth "dares" criticize🤣😎