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Chess.com is seeing 100,000 sign-ups a day following the success of Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit' — and the site is now pitting users against Beth Harmon bots

Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' Netflix Since the release of "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix, chess websites such as Chess.com have smashed daily membership records. In mid-November, more than 100,000 new members registered for Chess.com each day. This is roughly five times higher than average. The website has even launched Beth Harmon bots, so that users can play a game against the series' protagonist. The popularity of chess may be here to stay as people...
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Magnus Carlsen: 'Chess has not been very kind to women over the years'

The world champion has praised Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and thinks it would be close if he played the fictional Beth HarmonOn his Instagram feed, Magnus Carlsen imagined a photoshopped match against Beth Harmon, the fictional heroine of Netflix’s smash hit chess series The Queen’s Gambit. “I think it would be close,” he wrote.In reality, Carlsen stands alone at the top of the global game, the unrivalled great of his generation. But he says there is no reason a real world Harmon could no...
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How to get good at chess

You don’t have to be a polymath like Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit to improve your gameThe first thing to say about chess is that we are not all natural geniuses like Beth Harmon, the star of The Queen’s Gambit, who is taught the game by grumpy but lovable janitor Mr Shaibel at the age of nine and is very soon beating him.The daughter of a maths PhD, she sees the patterns and movement in chess immediately, can visualise effortlessly – being able to memorise moves and play without a board is ...
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CS Recommends: The Queen’s Gambit, Plus Toys & More!

CS Recommends: The Queen’s Gambit, Plus Toys & More! Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? ComingSoon.net has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff kicks off gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including The Queen’s Gambit and more! Check out our picks below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[...
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Highlights for Nov. 9-15, 2020: Forward

Forward Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. Downriver I t can be so tiring, being human – inhabiting an identity, having a biography, carrying so many memories and grudges and sorrows. What would it be like if we were amnesiacs and had no idea who we were supposed to be? How light it would feel, with none of the emotional burdens and limitations that are part of how we define ourselves. This week’s trine between the Su...
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Original Content podcast: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is the historical chess drama we need right now

On paper, “The Queen’s Gambit” might not sound like a compelling drama: Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix series tells the story of Beth Harmon as she rises through the world of competitive chess, eventually taking on the world champion from the Soviet Union. But on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, your hosts are unanimous in their love for the series. We talk a bit about some of the flaws (a setup-heavy first episode, the unsatisfying treatment of Beth’s friend...
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Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Trailer: Anya Taylor-Joy is a Boozy Chess Genius

Genius comes at a cost for Anya Taylor-Joy‘s chess champion in The Queen’s Gambit, and that cost comes with lots of pills and booze. Taylor-Joy stars as a chess master who breaks into the male-dominated world of competitive chess, but learns that there’s a thin line between genius and madness. Watch The Queen’s Gambit trailer below. The Queen’s Gambit Trailer Only a few people could make chess seem so sexy. First is star Anya Taylor-Joy, who has been on a hot streak since breaking out i...
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Netflix Orders The Queen’s Gambit Limited Series from Scott Frank

Netflix orders The Queen’s Gambit limited series from Scott Frank Netflix has ordered a six-episode limited series is based on the Walter Tevis novel The Queen’s Gambit. The series chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon during the Cold War era, following her from the age of eight to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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