News

12 shows to watch if you love ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

The hit Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” premiered on October 23, 2020. Stars from “The Queen’s Gambit” are also on “Peaky Blinders” and “Game of Thrones.” Fans may also enjoy other period dramas like “The Crown” and “Mad Men.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fans can’t stop talking about […]
12 shows to watch if you love ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
News

16 things you probably didn’t know about ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

The Netflix series is based on the 1983 novel by the same name, which was written by Walter Tevis. Chess experts overall have praised the show as more believable than other on-screen adaptations. Although much of the show takes place in Kentucky, it wasn’t shot in the US. Visit Insider’s […]
16 things you probably didn’t know about ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
Tech

Chess.com is seeing 100,000 sign-ups a day following the success of Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ — and the site is now pitting users against Beth Harmon bots

Since the release of “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix, chess websites such as Chess.com have smashed daily membership records. In mid-November, more than 100,000 new members registered for Chess.com each day. This is roughly five times higher than average. The website has even launched Beth Harmon bots, so that users […]
Chess.com is seeing 100,000 sign-ups a day following the success of Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ — and the site is now pitting users against Beth Harmon bots
Strategy

I’m a chess grandmaster who’s made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $US281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest […]
I’m a chess grandmaster who’s made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.