To Everyone Who Watched “The Queen’s Gambit” And Suddenly Thinks They’re A Chess Master
A Closed Sicilian?! In this economy?!
Over the weekend, I finally got around to starting The Queen’s Gambit, and it’s every bit as good as everyone told me it would be.
I was much like Beth at the beginning…which is the only time I was REMOTELY comparable to Beth in any way, shape, or form:
At first, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get into this show because of my lack of chess-pertise, but that fear was assuaged within 30 seconds of watching.
And suddenly, chess was my new…passion???
Seriously, live footage of me:
Like, don’t mind me! I’m just over here wondering why the HECK somebody would do a CLOSED SICILIAN???? When three days ago, I would have pictured this:
I went from “how do the different pieces like the horse one and the pawns move again?” to…”HER KNIGHT IS HANGING? OH PLEASE, BELTIK!”
And from, “Whoa, Beth seems to be very good at chess” to “SHE ATTACKS LIKE ALEKHINE!”
Anyway, all jokes aside, I’m absolutely loving the series, and this video where folks who really know chess talk about Beth’s moves was an enjoyable watch for a noob like me: