In the Netflix miniseries, The Queen's Gambit, Beth Harmon is orphaned at the age of 8 - right around the same time, she discovers chess. She becomes a prodigy, quickly rising through the ranks of the chess world until she is poised to become the U.S. Open Champion at the age of 16. The show examines the cost of fame against the backdrop of the 1960s and the growing threat of the Soviet Union.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Harry Melling, Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
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