Jennifer Shahade, a two-time U.S. women’s chess champion, tells Vanity Fair how accurate the series is in terms of women in the sport, addiction, and rock star prodigies.
Chess is officially sexy thanks to the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, but that’s just scratching the surface of the drama and intrigue of a game that dates back some 1,500 years. Read on for stories of international chess skullduggery, pawn-pushing prodigies, undercover grandmasters, and human vs. machine duels. Plus: how to upgrade your own chess skills and Chess... the musical!
By the end of the show, you might actually find yourself wanting to watch more chess.
Netflix's hit series The Queen's Gambit confirms it: A game as old as time can help you strategize for basically anything.
For over two decades, Lev Alburt has been teaching strategy, patience, and prognostication to the finest in finance.
In the days following the 2016 election, a large group of Russians gathered in New York to watch one of their own wage war in miniature.
The game has inspired great works of literature, film, and arguably every creative move made by Marcel Duchamp. So why not a musical?