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What The Queen’s Gambit Leaves Out About Chess
First, Benny probably isn’t making as much money as Beth, whether by choice or not. Benny did write a book on chess,...
Why Alma Had To Die In The Queen’s Gambit
Yet, that very stability and unconditional love was hindering Beth's overall character development, which was the driving force of the queen's gambit. In...
How The Queen’s Gambit Foreshadowed Alma’s Death
In The Queen's Gambitepisode 2, "Exchanges," Beth overhears Allston and Alma arguing over him taking the car on a business trip, with him remarking...
What Alma Died From In The Queen’s Gambit
Alma struggled with substance abuse in The Queen's Gambit. In addition to taking pills to stabilize her mood — likely because of her...
How The Queen’s Gambit Subtly Teased Alma’s Death
Tragically, Beth enters her hotel room after loosing against Vasily Borgov, only to discover the reason her mother never showed up at the...
The Queen’s Gambit: What Killed Alma (& Why She Had To Die)
Alma Wheatley's (Marielle Heller) death in The Queen's Gambit was shocking, but not completely unexpected — and was a necessary event for Beth's overall...
Netflix’s Hottest Show Isn’t The Queen’s Gambit OR The Office
After all, chess was immensely popular in the USSR in the 1950s and '60s, when upwards of seven or eight of the...
The Queen’s Gambit Makes Chess More Cinematic Than Ever
Surprisingly, he also gave the production some pointers on topics he wasn't initially brought in for. In Episode 4, "The Middle Game," he...
Queen’s Gambit’s Comic Book Display Has Fans Crying Foul
For the original 1983 book of the same name, author Walter Tevis used his own experience and sought out the help of...
The Queen’s Gambit: How a Russian Chess Champion Helped Create the Netflix Series
Netflix's the Queen's Gambit has proven to be immensely popular, becoming the streaming service's most watched miniseries of all-time. In addition to gripping, novelistic...