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Queen's Gambit
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:37:34 pm »
Not having Netflix, I haven't seen the programme, but Magnus Carlson's comments are to be welcomed, I think.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/nov/21/magnus-carlsen-chess-interview-queens-gambit-beth-harmon-netflix

Regarding this paragraph
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Carlsen has a couple of amused reservations about the TV series – like the way its players are often stunned by a checkmate move they hadn’t seen coming, which “never happens” – but its portrayal of Harmon is not one of them.

Don't tell Nigel Short that: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1124551&kpage=1
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Re: Queen's Gambit
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 06:37:11 pm »
Just watched it, good entertainment but not sure why everyone is raving about it.

Since I've just restarted playing I picked up some chess books from my shelves and found the novel which I didn't even know I had!

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Re: Queen's Gambit
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 07:31:20 am »
I watched three episodes and gave up, found it underwhelming and rather repetitive as drama
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