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Old 03-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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New Netflix series coming - Queen's Gambit

Amazed to hear they are finally making Walter Tevis' novel "The Queen's Gambit" into a netflix 6 episode series. Without a doubt my favorite chess fiction book.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: New Netflix series coming - Queen's Gambit

A film adaptation of “The Queen’s Gambit” was in the works in 2007, with Heath Ledger set to make his directorial debut and Ellen Page in line to star. However, the project was shelved after Ledger’s death in January, 2008.

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Punker, I'm guessing you highly recommend reading the book before seeing the upcoming Netflix series?
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: New Netflix series coming - Queen's Gambit

Yeah, I was wondering the same question...haven't read that book or really any chess fiction books. I really ought to though, I'd probably love 'em.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:42 AM   #4
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I do wonder if it would give any tangible insight into the psychology of competition, and would possibly help someone improve their results and/or improve their coaching.

With that being wondered, the reviews on Amazon praise it highly. 4.4/5.0 stars with 63% 5 stars.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:47 PM   #5
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Re: New Netflix series coming - Queen's Gambit

I wouldn't read it for the chess or with the expectation that it will improve your chess in any way. The main character is a mega prodigy; it just sort of highlights how despite her natural talents, her situation in life nearly led it to go unknown, and even once discovered, it was a long road to realizing her potential. Kind of hard to say whether you should read the book to enjoy the series, but I loved the book so I recommend reading it anyways.

Ellen Page would have made an amazing lead, she's exactly how I picture the main character. Don't know this new actress.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:42 PM   #6
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Re: New Netflix series coming - Queen's Gambit

tbh, I think I'd prefer to watch a series on the life of Capa if we're going to have mega prodigy's onscreen


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tchaz always thinking of the less fortunate.
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:37 PM   #8
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Just do a series where every season is a new world champ. Ez game
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:19 PM   #10
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Damn, I love this book. Looking forward to this.
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