The Queen’s Gambit

The forum for general posting. Come join the madness. :)
Post Reply
User avatar
Director of Promos
Posts: 5211
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:42 pm
Location: Literary Circles

The Queen’s Gambit

#1 Post by Vandal » Mon May 31, 2021 10:57 am

My wife and I recently finished The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix and we both thought it was excellent. I wasn’t sure how a series about the world of chess would play out, but this was a well written, well acted seven episode series.

The main character is Beth Harmon, who grew up in an orphanage after the death of her mother. She learns to play chess at age nine when she visits the janitor, Mr. Shaibel. The rest of the story covers her school years and up to age twenty.

I won’t spoil it, let’s just say she is very good at chess and drinking wine.

Highly recommend.

ETA: Looks like there was a thread on this by Tbone. I should have looked.

Available now:
The Secret At Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
The Right Hand Rule
Center Point
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Running On Empty
The Tick Tock Man
The Dragon's Song by Binh Pham and R. M. Clark

Visit my website:

Coming in 2021: Devin Drake and The Family Secret

Working on:
Devin Drake and The RollerGhoster

User avatar
Bob Juch
Posts: 23947
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:58 am
Location: Oro Valley, Arizona

Re: The Queen’s Gambit

#2 Post by Bob Juch » Mon May 31, 2021 11:25 am

Welcome to the party!
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to drive in New Jersey.

User avatar
Queen of Wack
Posts: 11665
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:38 am
Location: Location.Location.Location

Re: The Queen’s Gambit

#3 Post by Beebs52 » Mon May 31, 2021 12:35 pm

It was great.
Well, then

Post Reply