The Queens Gambit
 
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The Queens Gambit
 
(Netflix)
is
based
on
 
the
novel
 
 
by
Walter Tevis.
 
It
is
 
a
story
 
that
explores
 
 
the
true
cost
 
of
genius.
 
Abandoned
to
 
a
Kentucky
orphanage
in
 
the
late
1950s,
 
a
young
Beth Harmon
discovers
 
an
astonishing
talent
 
for
chess.
She
develops
 
an
addiction
to
tranquilizers
provided
 
by
 
the
state
 
 
as
 
a
sedative
 
for
 
the
children.
 
Haunted
 
by
her
personal
demons
 
and
driven
 
 
 
by
 
a
cocktail
 
of
narcotics
 
and
obsession,
Beth
transforms
into
 
an
impressively
skilled
 
 
and
glamorous
outcast.
 
She
is
determined
 
to
conquer
 
the
traditional
boundaries
 
established
in
 
the
male-dominated
world
 
 
of
competitive
chess.