The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

The Queen’s Gambit is a Limited Series which really caught my attention when I was browsing my Netflix app. It has been a while since I have watched a television series in Netflix because my work limits me from binge watching.

Anyway, being a chess player myself, aside from my interests in running, it is seldom that I see movies or TV series that pertains to the game of chess.

This is a very good Netflix series which will really ignite the interests of others in playing chess, as well as, spark the fire among chess players who are already in the hiatus stage.

Although it is a work of fiction, nonetheless, there were many real life chess personas that were given reference in this fictional show. Names such as Jose Raul Capablanca, Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, and Boris Spassky were just some of the well-known chess players that were mentioned.

Although the title of the show is The Queen’s Gambit, which is a well-known chess opening, the show also mentioned The Sicilian Defense, The Caro-Kann Defense, and The Reti Opening were just some of the chess openings that were played by some of the characters in this 7-Episode Netlflix show.

I started watching from 7 November 2020 and finished it today, 8 November 2020. That is how good and interesting The Queen’s Gambit is.



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