Beth & Mr Shaibel’s Story: An Unlikely Friendship | The Queen’s Gambit

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“Now or never.” Mr. Shaibel (Bill Camp) is the janitor at the orphanage Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) grows up in. He introduces her to the game of chess and opens new doors for the young prodigy. Their story - and the unlikely bond between them - is one of the most moving parts of the new powerful drama, The Queen’s Gambit. ⚠️ Warning: Spoilers! ⚠️
When winning takes everything, what are you left with? It's the show everyone's obsessed with: The Queen’s Gambit follows a young chess sensation’s rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost. A riveting adaptation of Walter Tevis’ groundbreaking novel is streaming on Netflix now, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Harry Melling and Marcin Dorociński.
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Beth & Mr Shaibel’s Story: An Unlikely Friendship | The Queen’s Gambit
In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.

Leo Parman
Leo Parman Klukkustund síðan
Perhaps Mr. Shaibel was waiting for her to visit him all those years..:(
Metron65 Klukkustund síðan
What a wonderful experience watching the Queens Gambit. Wonderfully acted and thought provoking, it stays with you deep in your heart and soul long after you have watched it♟
Jeroen Van Baaren
Jeroen Van Baaren 3 klukkustundum síðan
It's frighteningly close. They don't know how to love someone.
Pedro Diniz de Sousa
Pedro Diniz de Sousa 6 klukkustundum síðan
The man that first took you to the chess club and you rapidly forgot, he will later become a father to you, because he introduced you to something very important to your life. Chess is deeply emotional.
تورك الپرن صاتیلمیش
تورك الپرن صاتیلمیش 11 klukkustundum síðan
He preferred to be a janitor after what happened in the joker movie. I think it was the best for him.
S G 22 klukkustundum síðan
During her rise, it made me really angry that Beth, not for once met Mr. Shaibel again who not only introduced and taught her the game but because of whom she could enter the tournament. Not cool Beth. 😐😔
Daniel Barrantes Rodríguez
Daniel Barrantes Rodríguez Degi Síðan síðan
High text alert I think that many people hate Beth a lot for not having returned the 10 dollars to Mr. Shaibel and even more so for not having gone to visit him, however, I put myself in her situation and somehow I manage to empathize and feel identified because in some way I'm the same and I'm able to understand the reason for their behavior. Beth is a person who, because of her life history, refuses to get involved with feelings, her story has been hard enough to open sores, however, that doesn't mean that she is an ungrateful person, she is just a person who despite his intelligence is confused and lost by life. She knows that her debt with Mr Shaibel it goes beyond 10 miserable dollars, to have given him that would be like an insult. Beth unconsciously saw Mr. Shaibel as a father, in fact if we think about their personalities they had great features in common, both serious, intelligent, lonely and not very affectionate with those who only sought the interest of the moment. Beth was a perfectionist enough to simply send him either the 10 dollars or a certain amount of money, without going to visit him, but at the same time she was afraid of the emotions that could be generated in her by that meeting, you know? It's like when you really want to do something, you have the details, the ideas in your head, but somehow you want to make it so perfect that that idea only stays in your head, you are afraid to do it, and it remains unspecified, because somehow I feel like that's what happened to her, maybe that meeting with him was so sacred that she was never able to carry it out, she just stayed in her head waiting for the right moment to come. And yes, the moment she realized his death and during the funeral she didn't feel sad, because she was in a moment of shock, she didn't want to run into the logic of her emotions, it is only when she arrives at the basement, who is faced with what she was so afraid to face and realizes its sad and miserable reality. Pd: Sorry for my english, I'm learning it. Español: Pienso que mucha gente le tira mucho odio a Beth por no haberle devuelto los 10 dólares a Mr. Shaibel y más aún por no haber ido a visitarlo, sin embargo, me pongo en la situación de ella y de alguna forma logro empatizar y sentirme identificado porque de alguna forma yo soy igual y soy capaz de entender el porqué de su comportamiento. Beth es una persona que por su historia de vida rehúsa involucrarse con los sentimientos, su historia ha sido lo suficientemente dura como para abrir llagas, sin embargo, eso no quiere decir que ella sea una persona malagradecida, sólo es una persona que a pesar de su inteligencia está confundida y extraviada por la vida. Ella es consiente de que su deuda con Mr. Shaibel va más allá de 10 miserables dólares, haberle entregado eso sería como un insulto. Beth inconscientemente veía a Mr. Shaibel como a un padre, de hecho si nos ponemos a pensar sus personalidades tenían grandes rasgos en común, ambos serios, inteligentes, solitarios y poco afectuosos con aquellos que solo buscaban el interés del momento. Beth era lo suficientemente perfeccionista como para simplemente enviarle ya sea los 10 dólares o una determinada cantidad de dinero, sin ir a visitarlo, pero a la vez temía las emociones que en ella se pudieran generar con ese encuentro, ¿saben? Es como cuando ustedes desean mucho hacer algo, tienen los detalles, las ideas en su cabeza, pero de alguna forma quieren hacerlo tan perfecto que esa idea solo se queda en su cabeza, temen hacerla, y se queda sin concretar, pues de alguna forma siento que eso fue lo que le pasó a ella, tal vez ese encuentro con él era tan sagrado, que nunca fue capaz de llevarlo a cabo, sólo se quedó en su cabeza esperando a que llegara el momento oportuno. Y sí, en el momento en el que ella se dio cuenta de su muerte y durante el funeral ella no se notó triste, porque estaba en un momento de shock, no quería toparse con la lógica de sus emociones, no es sino cuando llega al sótano, que se encuentra de cara con aquello que ella tanto temía afrontar y cae en cuenta de su triste y miserable realidad.
Ropen Kabboud
Ropen Kabboud 2 dögum síðan
It 8s not the full story. The end of story with Mr Shaibel is in the last scene, that was the only pay
Ju' 2 dögum síðan
I cried like a baby when he died and when she discovered all the pictures/articles in the basement. I'm still crying.
Anthony Heu
Anthony Heu 2 dögum síðan
Did you bite off more than you can chew? Great line for her character.
Keirsten Wahlberg
Keirsten Wahlberg 2 dögum síðan
Mr Shaibel should have adopted her. He could've coached her and yet she could have brought him out. He is introverted like me but with the right person...
Muhammad Andy Fauzan
Muhammad Andy Fauzan 2 dögum síðan
Beth was cried, when she know her "father" died
Maicol Hurtado
Maicol Hurtado 3 dögum síðan
How is the name of song tha sing the boys in the orfanato ??? Heelllppppp
ana 3 dögum síðan
Amé las escenas con Shaibel , me encariñé mucho con el personaje.
Richard Bachman
Richard Bachman 3 dögum síðan
Great writing. Though still infused with subtle mandatory SJW crap, the writers kept story telling mostly intact. Really great show.
alejandro marcelo Rava
alejandro marcelo Rava 3 dögum síðan
Como no traducen estas bellas escenas !!!
Procastination_is_my_passion 4 dögum síðan
I think seeing that Mr. Shaibel proudly kept track of her achievements and never lost faith in her was the major push she needed to get back on the right track. Even in death, Mr. Shaibel still brought out the best in Beth :'(
Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee 4 dögum síðan
One of my fav parts is when she says now or never to that guy who wanted to hook up with her of course she got it from her teacher
Ray Gordon Teaches Chess
Ray Gordon Teaches Chess 4 dögum síðan
I was Mr. Shaibel to Parkway Gamma in 1990. School had one rated player, 0-3 when I got them, 5-5 with a 9-1 two-match win to take third place. I was very proud of them.
arrow 4 dögum síðan
This is so powerful
Rashad R
Rashad R 5 dögum síðan
What really was crazy was that he was a janitor making next to nothing. He gave her $10 which was so much money back then. He was the only person who would’ve done
woodstoney 5 dögum síðan
...and Mr. Shaibel was her biggest fan! Nicely played...
Nenad Jakovljevic
Nenad Jakovljevic 6 dögum síðan
9:20 say queen :)
Mert 6 dögum síðan
It's disappointing that she never visited him before he passed away
Wayne A. W.
Wayne A. W. 6 dögum síðan
Bill Camp's portrayal of "Mr. Shaibel" is pure genius. His onscreen persona brings to mind the self-effacing nature of fellow actor Paul Giamatti. Beth simply has A Beautiful Mind... but what the heck is wrong with her teeth?
fei fei
fei fei 6 dögum síðan
The scene where she receives money from Mr. Shaibel, and it's in the form of crumpled single dollar bills really hit me hard. I pictured him desperately scrounging and dipping into his own savings to come up with those 5 dollars for her.
Sounding Steve
Sounding Steve 7 dögum síðan
At the beginning i tought that mr Shaibel would be a bad person with Beth but he was the opossite to that
Sounding Steve
Sounding Steve 7 dögum síðan
I felt the sadness of mr. Shaibel when she go from the orphelinat
Sándor Molnár
Sándor Molnár 7 dögum síðan
Szuper jó film!)
Mario Pinot
Mario Pinot 7 dögum síðan
Robert Mission
Robert Mission 7 dögum síðan
This was the 1st episode that gripped my attention and never let go, young Beth (Isla Johnston) was amazing as the young chess prodigy. It's by far the best thing I've seen in years! The cinematography, editing, set designs, clothing and sound score grips you emotionally and takes you on a fun ride of highs and lows. I was wondering why her 1st match at the Duncan High School beating the 12 chess club members was never referenced to or remembered in the next 6 episodes. I just thought that it would add to her genius if someone remembered her at that match at Duncan High School! Guess it wasn't in the script.
mina 7 dögum síðan
she learnt well
jamie fraser
jamie fraser 8 dögum síðan
Def my favorite relationship in the show!! I cried so much when he died and she brokedown. That scene had my heart
Juventin 9 dögum síðan
back when photos mattered.
anacap007 9 dögum síðan
Beth probably decided to go sober after realizing Shaibel had been following her career ever since she left the orphanage. That he never saw her realize her true potential and instead see her self sabotage. That finally motivated her to win in Russia and publicly give him credit.
James Osorio
James Osorio 9 dögum síðan
Shaibel saved Beth’s life twice. She saved her finding her passion, and then saved her again by guiding her back to that passion.
Gwyn 9 dögum síðan
damn i thought i wasnt gonna cry anymore
zozzaro george
zozzaro george 9 dögum síðan
Amazing film, 10 plus.
Nic 10 dögum síðan
The last scene is a masterpiece of cinematography.
Connor 10 dögum síðan
It’s the slow breakdown in the car that kills me every time. From the stone cold face, to the quivering lip, to the tears down her face. It gets me every time.
dani marie
dani marie 10 dögum síðan
Makes me kinda wish we all had a Mr. Shaibel in our lives
Sofia HT
Sofia HT 10 dögum síðan
The Ghostface Killer
The Ghostface Killer 10 dögum síðan
I'm so glad this is only going to be one season, it takes intelligence and maturity to create a story like this and leave the story where it ends.
Assassin'S_153 bryan_153
Assassin'S_153 bryan_153 10 dögum síðan
Im cry 😭😭
Vishnuprasad S
Vishnuprasad S 10 dögum síðan
I hated harmon a little for not writing any letters to Mr Shaibel even after finding out the chess magazine didnt mention his name in the interview. That must have hurt her more than finding out Mr Shaibel actually cared for her in the basement scene.
Aparna Rajesh
Aparna Rajesh 10 dögum síðan
He was father figure that Beth had
TheButtonMash3r 11 dögum síðan
Damn. I don't think I could ever forget someone who made me who I was.
Abhinav Krothapalli
Abhinav Krothapalli 11 dögum síðan
old man sensei
5th Floor
5th Floor 11 dögum síðan
When she calls him a "cock sucker" I actually felt the anger, I guess when some 8-year-old calls someone that it feels more offensive.
KateHayley 11 dögum síðan
Their relationship is the best part of the whole drama
JohnnyAppleseed 12 dögum síðan
That basement is her chapel. It's her church, her holy place.
Lee Williams
Lee Williams 12 dögum síðan
Yesenia Gonzalez Ramos
Yesenia Gonzalez Ramos 12 dögum síðan
He even kept the letter she sent him asking for $10 to join her first tournament
Jim 12 dögum síðan
8:16 Lie down. Try not to cry. Cry a lot
Buchanan Games
Buchanan Games 12 dögum síðan
“oh honey .. did you bite off more than you can chew” that moment, i felt that all too much hadn’t cried as much as i did in quite some time
SiuKar628 12 dögum síðan
when I watched the series, I was like 'damn, it would be amazing if she sees Mr Shaibel again, it would be very sweet for the audience'. and then I watched the photo scene.... it really hit me hard
r otaviano
r otaviano 12 dögum síðan
01:50 - "Now or never" - She later said the same thing to Harry Beltik after their first kiss.
Theo Lamp
Theo Lamp 12 dögum síðan
The agony of knowing you owe so much that you can never repay, and the joy of knowing that someone loved you so much.
Fajar Setiawan
Fajar Setiawan 12 dögum síðan
The janitor didn't molest her. That's already unlikely.
Legion Pigsmack
Legion Pigsmack 12 dögum síðan
Tbrahn 13 dögum síðan
i cried so hard when i saw the the pinboard in the basement :(
Gael Lopez
Gael Lopez 13 dögum síðan
By far, the best scene of the series: 8:16
Apponyi Albert
Apponyi Albert 13 dögum síðan
This scene when Beth recognised herself with Mr Sheibel reminds me that there was a girl in high school. One of my best friends (sadly), my only and first love I've never felt the same towards anyone else. And I went to evening class (it was a bad decision tho) which was hold in the same building. And one day when the lessons were over I showed our old classroom one of my (evening) classmates. There was a wall with different pictures of us. I recognised her in one of the pictures and took it and bring it away. I still have the picture. Even though I have no contact with her because (I think) she had enough of me. I disappointed her... But this feeling will never go away. And yes. It's pathetic... I mean... I'm pathetic but the feeling isn't
JohnnyAppleseed 13 dögum síðan
I wonder what he said in his return letter.
elise vlog
elise vlog 14 dögum síðan
Mr. Shailbel is a tsundere lol...
Jacob Dees
Jacob Dees 14 dögum síðan
“We are what they grow beyond. That is burden of all masters”
Nicolas Ilas
Nicolas Ilas 15 dögum síðan
“You are gloating!” “I am not?”
John Mc Morrow
John Mc Morrow 15 dögum síðan
Some of the best acting I've ever seen by a child actor in any series or movie. Outstanding performance Isla.
XxBleedZxX 15 dögum síðan
I guess some of you guys cried when mr Shaibles died I cried to
Johan Smallberries
Johan Smallberries 15 dögum síðan
Ah man, the fact that the $5 was in singles, showing Mr Shaibel really scraped that money together.. the feels
JAJA Cool 16 dögum síðan
If u see a good move , look for a better one - GM Tal
Daniel Flynn
Daniel Flynn 16 dögum síðan
No one seems to be talking about this, notice how the first time she saw Mr Shaibel play chess, he opened with the Queens Gambit...
Enkhbayar Nyambayar
Enkhbayar Nyambayar 16 dögum síðan
“Now or Never...”
Vanessa C
Vanessa C 16 dögum síðan
When she went away with her new family Mr Sheibel didn't say goodbye because he understood to lose a daughter for ever
Vollie Espérer
Vollie Espérer 16 dögum síðan
The first time ive ever cried on a show is when they showed that shaibel’s been collecting beth’s accomplishments
Rick Foley
Rick Foley 16 dögum síðan
Mr. Shaibel exists inside a prison cell. Beth may or may not have been his redemption ($10 still owed). However, he was ultimately hers at her lowest point.
Cem Temeltaş
Cem Temeltaş 16 dögum síðan
8:27 Devastating...
pepa zayn
pepa zayn 17 dögum síðan
I think she said she didn't want to come back to the orphanage. Maybe she's scared or she thought no one cared enough to see her again
Redrine Snow
Redrine Snow 17 dögum síðan
animationfan squad
animationfan squad 17 dögum síðan
6:50 ohhh noo she admids she never payed him back😭
Bronte 17 dögum síðan
It's interesting to me that Mr Sheibel keeps Beth's little letter (asking for the money) on his board of all her achievements yet in his response to her he doesn't send a written note back continuing conversation.. Not a criticism. To me it's a part of his simple but genuine nature. Without contact they always hold regard for one another i.e. Beth insisting his name is published (even being annoyed in him not being mentioned in the LIFE magazine publication long before he died.) So subtly beautiful and human.
Ishani Guhathakurta
Ishani Guhathakurta 17 dögum síðan
Alma's death pushed Beth into deep shit , and Mr. Shaibel's death pulled her out of that shit . That's how much they meant to her .
Andrei Birzu
Andrei Birzu 18 dögum síðan
I actually want to see her come back and meet mr shaibel at different points in her carrier.During her ,,down bad” kind of posture,and her success.I never forgot about shaibel during the series and always wanted to see him come back
Eva Costelloe
Eva Costelloe 18 dögum síðan
The reason I think she never gave him back the ten dollars was because it showed how easily Beth forgot the people who helped her along the way. She forgot the man who taught her chess, her mother who allowed her to compete in tournaments and skip school. She had people praising her and mentoring her along the way and she isolated herself from all of them. Yeah Beth was an orphan but she had support as she came up in the world. She realized here what Mr Shaibel gave to her and in the end when all the gang band together back home to help her in the final match she realizes that she doesn't have to be alone. Truly a great story.
Hooray Bagels
Hooray Bagels 18 dögum síðan
Shaibel deserved better.
GazJrpg 18 dögum síðan
Seems I am the only one that wants to know how Shaibel died. Was it natural causes? He didn't look that old to me
Kerry Fry
Kerry Fry 19 dögum síðan
I could watch a million times and never get tired.
Kerry Fry
Kerry Fry 19 dögum síðan
The greatest analysis of humanity I've ever seen. Perfectly played.
Ekan Kojić
Ekan Kojić 19 dögum síðan
I’m not crying, you are 🥺
MadLane 19 dögum síðan
the closest thing to a father she ever got but she never realized it untill the end, dman that made my feels hurt.
n a
n a 19 dögum síðan
This story really broke my heart 😭
Léo 19 dögum síðan
He was her biggest fan
Wellington Rodrigues
Wellington Rodrigues 19 dögum síðan
Anya Taylor-Joy is so talented! That scene of her finding the picture and then trying to hold the emotion and tears was absolutely marvelous
Ir Ish
Ir Ish 20 dögum síðan
Im still crying about the scene😭😭😭
lirbic 20 dögum síðan
During the season I wanted her to go back to him one more time. But then he died.
jjeongx 20 dögum síðan
When she called him a cocksucker i laughed. When she saw the wall of memories i cried. Checkmate
Madelania Mia
Madelania Mia 20 dögum síðan
There were so many great moments in this captivating show, but what really moved me the most was the scene when she returns to the basement and sees his scrapboard.
Mayme 20 dögum síðan
that 5 dollars that he gave started her whole career.
LEGGO FINGERS 20 dögum síðan
:'( la parte donde llora es hermosa
Ethan Dinh
Ethan Dinh 21 degi síðan síðan
I just realized, In Harmon’s first interview, she talked about Mr. Scheibel and how she learned from him. But the reporter didn’t put that in the news letter. If the reporter did Mr Scheibel would’ve saw it!
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