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

Prufrock1453
I was upset that a show called the Queen’s Gambit spent so much time focusing on the Sicilian. Otherwise it was OK.
NikkiLikeChikki
The only scene I **truly** disliked was the one where she had her period after facing Townes. It was heavy-handed in the symbolism in a way I would expect someone in a freshman creative writing to write it. Girl meets boy, girl is attracted to boy and “becomes a woman.” Ugh. Nauseating.
molo1
I thought the actor for borgov did well
upmathur

Good one!! Solved eventually

upmathur

Solved!!

Azolica

It dragged my child-chess-years back from the back of my brain and me back to trying some chess. I'm nowhere near 12yo me, but this series reawoked something I almost forgot was there <3

NotesFromUnderdog
It was an engaging series and the chess was well done except for one thing- men never react so graciously when men beat them...at anything, lol
The scene in the final tournament when the old dude kisses her hand after losing to her was *barf*

artekxp
DivinePK wrote:
It was an engaging series and the chess was well done except for one thing- men never react so graciously when men beat them...at anything, lol
The scene in the final tournament when the old dude kisses her hand after losing to her was *barf*

It's a sign of courtesy, politeness and respect.

Pulpofeira
NikkiLikeChikki escribió:
Che Clau... como mi mamá, el papá de Anya es porteño. De hecho, ella vivió en Recoleta cuando era chica y no hablaba nada de inglés. Yo también vivía ahí cerca al mismo tiempo y tenemos la misma edad. Capaz la conocía. 🤷‍♀️ 🇦🇷

I love that accent.

Ian_Rastall
molo1 wrote:
I thought the actor for borgov did well

They originally wanted to get Kasparov, but he had other commitments. My sense is that they got an actor who resembled him.

Jenium
Ian_Rastall wrote:
molo1 wrote:
I thought the actor for borgov did well

They originally wanted to get Kasparov, but he had other commitments. My sense is that they got an actor who resembled him.

Right, Kasparov is well-known for gracefully aplauding his opponent after he/she played a brilliancy against him:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BadFRN106CY

 

badenwurtca

I've seen some clips from that mini-series, it seems to be very interesting. Btw they have Bruce Pandolfini as a Chess advisor ( shades of " Searching For Bobby Fischer " ? ).

molo1
I would imagine kasparov would have been harder to beat
Pulpofeira

Yes, Borgov doesn't look like the type who does takebacks.

Jenium

Borgov's character is probably based on Spassky.

hellotheretest1
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.

lol

hellotheretest1

its so very famous

hellotheretest1

*now

dgxvl

I like it very much. happy.pngwq.png

aleksandrakarolina

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