Play Like Beth Harmon

Play Like Beth Harmon

Can you keep up with Beth Harmon's brilliant moves from the show Queen's Gambit?

The show Queen's Gambit takes a look at the fictional prodigy, Beth Harmon, as she grows from a beginner to a world-class player. The chess in the show is very real and often inspired by some of the greatest games in history. See if you can find the moves that brought Beth all the way to the top!

  • Win miniatures against Mr. Shaibel and Mr. Granz.
  • Take down GM Benny Watts in romantic style.
  • Find combinations inspired by the games of chess greats like Greco, Morphy, Reti and more.
Episode 1: Beth vs Mr. Shaibel

Episode 1: Beth vs Mr. Shaibel

Beth learned chess from Mr. Shaibel, but soon started to defeat him. In this game, she recreates one of the oldest chess games ever recorded and wins a nice miniature.
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Episode 1: Beth vs Mr. Granz

Episode 1: Beth vs Mr. Granz

Mr. Granz from the local high school chess club came to see a young Beth and she played a simul against him and Mr. Shaibel. She defeated Mr. Granz with a beautiful combination and finished the last few moves without looking at the board.
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Episode 2: Beth vs Beltik

Episode 2: Beth vs Beltik

Beth shocks the community by winning the Kentucky State Championship in her first tournament. In the final round she defeats a local master, Harry Beltik with a beautiful combination that he doesn't see until it's too late.
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Episode 6: Hilton Wexler's Puzzle

Episode 6: Hilton Wexler's Puzzle

When she's at Benny's place in New York, Hilton Wexler and Arthur Levertov visit and Hitlon present her with a tricky mate in three puzzle. Beth wows them by finding the first move almost instantly.
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Episode 6: Beth vs Benny Watts

Episode 6: Beth vs Benny Watts

At Benny's apartment Beth defeats three strong players in multiple consecutive blitz simuls! The tactical highlight was her brilliant demolition of Benny, modeled on one of the most famous games in the history of chess.
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Episode 7: Beth vs Vasily Borgov

Episode 7: Beth vs Vasily Borgov

In the final episode, Beth takes on her nemesis, Vasily Borgov, with first place on the line. After the adjournment, she wins with a sparkling combination and then goes to the park for a few more games!
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Lessons

Play Like Beth Harmon

Master Games
6 Lessons
No Videos
6 Challenges
Released October 28, 2020
16,835 Students