The Queen's Gambit
The Queen's Gambit is a Netflix original limited series that follows the life of a young orphaned girl named Beth Harmon who discovers her prodigious talent for chess. Set in the 1950s and 60s, the show explores themes of addiction, mental health, and gender roles in a male-dominated sport. The series has received critical acclaim for its strong performances, cinematography, and attention to detail in recreating the time period. It has also sparked a renewed interest in chess, with sales of chess sets and books reportedly increasing since its release. The show is based on the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis.
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- What is the chess opening that Beth uses in her games called?
- What is the name of the orphanage where Beth lives?
- What is the name of the janitor who teaches Beth how to play chess?