The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

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  • #31
    Apparently several locations around Toronto:

    https://www.blogto.com/film/2020/11/...chool-netflix/

    ...Mike Pence: the Lord of the fly.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Egidijus Zeromskis View Post
      About a chess part with a consultant Garry Kasparov and a creator Scott Frank on youtube
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=562XqQUC3U4

      An interesting insight about choosing games, and of course a great actor Garry himself :) While Garry claims that he had no time to be an actor, imho he did not want to portrait a Soviet-machine player. Though, it would have been a nice to see him in a final scene. BTW, the old dude who recognized the Queen in the park and in the final game is Lithuanian :)
      That Lithuanian is quite the character. I hope he gets more acting gigs. Would like to see him again.

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      • #33
        The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

        November 23, 2020

        From Bloomberg News:

        Netflix says 'Queen's Gambit' draws record 62M households

        “The Queen’s Gambit,” the buzzy, female-led drama set in the 1960s chess world, has become Netflix Inc.’s most popular limited scripted series ever.

        Some 62 million households watched the show in its first 28 days, Netflix said Monday. In the streaming giant’s typical practice, it provided no direct context for the figure, and Netflix shows have no independent ratings figures.

        Still, “The Queen’s Gambit” is clearly among Netflix’s more culturally resonant programs of recent years. Since its debut in October, searches for chess sets on eBay are up 250%, and Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel that inspired the series has returned to bestseller lists, Netflix said in a blog post.

        The seven-episode series is ranked in the top 10 most watched on Netflix in 92 countries, including first in 63, the company said.

        The show follows an orphaned female chess prodigy, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, who struggles with drug addiction as she rises to become one of the world’s best players.

        https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/netflix-...olds-1.1526617
        __________

        New York Times Paperback Trade Fiction for Nov. 29, 2020

        1. What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer
        2. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
        3. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
        4. The Institute by Stephen King
        5. Devotions by Mary Oliver
        6. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
        7. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson
        8. Texas Outlaw by James Patterson
        9. Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
        10. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci

        https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-s...ion-paperback/

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        • #34
          The last two weeks have seen chess sets fly off our shelves and online orders have been awesome STRATEGYGAMES.CA because of this series. We will probably run out of stock before Xmas...buy now to avoid disappointment.

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          • #35
            https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canad...1bk2wC?ocid=se

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            • #36
              At one point 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 is referred to as the Closed Sicilian. Was this actually called the Closed Sicilian in the 60's, or is this just a mistake?

              In the first episode 1.d4 is also called the Queen's Gambit, which is a pretty weird error to make.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Larry Bevand View Post
                The last two weeks have seen chess sets fly off our shelves and online orders have been awesome STRATEGYGAMES.CA because of this series. We will probably run out of stock before Xmas...buy now to avoid disappointment.
                Obviously the popularity of chess is NOT DRIVEN by Grandmaster Du Jour.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Lucas Davies View Post
                  At one point 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 is referred to as the Closed Sicilian. Was this actually called the Closed Sicilian in the 60's, or is this just a mistake?

                  In the first episode 1.d4 is also called the Queen's Gambit, which is a pretty weird error to make.
                  At one point when I was learning chess long ago 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 was known as the open Sicilian. If the D pawn didnt get pushed and captured then it was known as a closed Sicilian.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post

                    At one point when I was learning chess long ago 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 was known as the open Sicilian. If the D pawn didnt get pushed and captured then it was known as a closed Sicilian.
                    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. I don't know when the Nc3-g3-Bg2 setup became "standard".

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                    • #40
                      Good reviews of all 7 episodes, with all the positions and games:

                      https://chessbase.in/news/The-Queens...isode-1-review

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                      • #41
                        Alexandra and Andrea Botez, and the Queen's Gambit:

                        https://www.bbc.com/news/av/newsbeat-55048795

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