The Queen’s Gambit

Posted by Erik 'The Hat' Bear on
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Every Christmas we usually find something on the telly to watch that keeps us thoroughly entertained. Often it is watching something over that we have seen before and enjoyed. This year we watched Marchella and I thought that was going to be the highlight of this year’s festive telly. Then we decided to give The Queen’s Gambit a try. The coming-of-age period drama follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world’s greatest chess player. She attempts this while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency. The story begins in the mid-1950s and proceeds through into the 1960s.