‘The Queen’s Gambit’ And The History Of Chess In Entertainment

The Royal Game

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen after winning the 2018 World Chess Championship. Image credit: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com

In Defense Of Chess

Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) sits in front of a chessboard in the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit.
Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) sits in front of a chessboard in the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit.
Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) sits in front of a chessboard in the Netflix limited series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. Credit: Netflix

Chess As Art

A man plays chess against death in Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Seventh Seal’. Image credit: Empire

Don’t Move Until You See It

Josh (right) competes against Vinnie (left) in 1993’s ‘Searching for Bobby Fischer’. Image credit: IMDb

Searching For “Searching For Bobby Fischer”

Madina Nalwanga and Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Queen of Katwe’. Image credit: SlashFilm

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