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The Queen’s Gambit is the breathtaking new mini-series on Netflix, starring Anya Taylor Joy as international chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. You had loads of questions about it, so we answered them. Just like that.
0:00 - 0:17 Is The Queen’s Gambit a true story?
0:18 - 0:42 Who is Beth Harmon based on?
0:43 - 0:56 What is a queen’s gambit?
0:57 - 1:12 What are the green pills Beth takes?
1:13 - 1:29 Who plays Beth Harmon?
1:30 - 1:40 Who plays Benny?
1:41 - 1:53 Who plays Townes?
1:54 - 2:05 Who plays young Beth?
2:06 - 2:37 Who is the old man at the end?
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In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.

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Ivana C.
Ivana C. 3 dögum síðan
This is such a good show. Really breathtaking.
Student Lucas Burt Tejedor
Student Lucas Burt Tejedor 3 dögum síðan
For me the actor for Beth Harmon (13+ actor) is one of the greatest gifted actors of our century. The way she looks at the board whilst she’s playing is just the tip of the iceberg but (I think we can all agree) is a very powerful stare. The way she freezes when someone throws something emotional and thinks it through before acting (just like a chess player would react after there opponent has played there move) is a work of genius from the writers but Qudos to her for perfecting the amazing character that is Beth Harmon. As some other people have also said when they are playing chess the moves aren’t completely made up, they are well thought out moves an advanced player would make, it must have been a faff to remember them all especially in the fast paced games. I was able to follow them all and as I’m sure other chess players can agree, this adds another level of depth to the best series of 2020, in my opinion (sorry stranger things :c) I cannot give this series enough credit, to the writers, costume designers, directors, props department, actors and especially Anya Taylor. The far too old to be called a prodigy actor! I simply wanted to pay my respects to this outstanding Netflix adaptation, thank you for making 2020 a bit less depressing!
DHARSHAN KEERATH
DHARSHAN KEERATH 7 dögum síðan
I appreciate the costume designer for giving a beautiful look to BETH
culturue
culturue 11 dögum síðan
Why was it so tabu back then to take an anxiety pill
Someone
Someone 11 dögum síðan
Now the big question: Why does nobody google Beth x Benny?? Am I the only big fan here? (I look it up almost every day)
Brianna UwU
Brianna UwU 14 dögum síðan
Did 👏 Beth 👏 sleep 👏 with 👏 Cleo? 👏 I'm thinking no but I'd like to know for sure. I hoped that the show would explain but that never happened.
Sophia Z.
Sophia Z. 6 dögum síðan
Yeah she did. In the opening scene she’s late to the tournament because she was intoxicated. Cleo is on the bed. Cleo pressured her into getting wasted even when she knew Beth had an addiction.
Tommy Klein
Tommy Klein 20 dögum síðan
Imagine playing the queens gambit in the world championship what a Chad move
Konstantina
Konstantina 21 degi síðan síðan
Nobody else cried when she won at the ending against Borgov? ( and of course at the basement scene, that's unquestionable)
Madame Amsterdam
Madame Amsterdam 21 degi síðan síðan
Ok, cast Townes in more movies/series ASAP, please and thank you. He made me feel more in 1 day than I have felt in the entirety of this quarantine.
Shiza 2708
Shiza 2708 21 degi síðan síðan
Any news of season two???
Njish
Njish 22 dögum síðan
She looks so much like Cree Cicchino in Split OMG!!!! 1:20
Francesco Vassallo
Francesco Vassallo 23 dögum síðan
>based on Bobby Fischer Based indeed
Peter Gregory
Peter Gregory 9 dögum síðan
Both Beth’s chess style (damascene moments of intuition) and her sunglasses are similar to Bobby Fischer’s
Gavla Tennis
Gavla Tennis 23 dögum síðan
This was a great series. Really enjoyed watching it.
CIA Official
CIA Official 24 dögum síðan
If you friendzoned beth then you're automatically gay there's no way a straight man can refuse a big tiddie redhead who plays chess
ekin thao
ekin thao 25 dögum síðan
Omg thats why beth looked so familar, anya was also in split
Naj Tam
Naj Tam 25 dögum síðan
I knew it. I knew it was Bobby Fischer. The similarities are on point.
Cjay Javate
Cjay Javate 27 dögum síðan
Who else loved the series without knowing how to play chess?
Alishba Nadeem
Alishba Nadeem 27 dögum síðan
The most important thing that made me watch the show till the end was of how Beth (Anya) was shown amazingly growing from her early teens to 20's...It was not like those shows in which a smart girl does not like to dress up and don't know anything about makeup...Beth (Anya) is shown as a great chess player as well as a girl who do not neglects herself in the journey of becoming Chess World Champion..
Maria
Maria 28 dögum síðan
suprised that questions about townes' sexuality isnt in this list lmao
Finja G.
Finja G. 28 dögum síðan
I wanna know if she's with Benny after the end! She has to be! Please!
Alishba Nadeem
Alishba Nadeem 27 dögum síðan
No she's not
Wildan Ananda Nugraha
Wildan Ananda Nugraha 29 dögum síðan
When she unlocked her superpower without the pill in the borgov game😭
Pepe Weintraub
Pepe Weintraub 29 dögum síðan
"voicing ferb in phineas and ferb" so he said 2 lines in the span of 8 Years?
YouTube Türkiye Müdür
YouTube Türkiye Müdür Mánuði síðan
Bad series ruining the chess community
YouTube Türkiye Müdür
YouTube Türkiye Müdür 15 dögum síðan
What do you mean?
Jei Marbañiang
Jei Marbañiang 16 dögum síðan
Kasparov and Carlsen: " Are we a joke to you? "
Pantelis Vidakis
Pantelis Vidakis Mánuði síðan
They didn't show the most popular one: Anya-Taylor joy deepfake
CAMELEON Arabic
CAMELEON Arabic Mánuði síðan
a 2nd season is coming!
ItsKevPlay s
ItsKevPlay s Mánuði síðan
Benny looks like tanner fox
James Javier Piastro
James Javier Piastro Mánuði síðan
I thought the faq of this series would be: "Who would win between Beth Harmon vs Magnus Carlsen".
Shriek's Brother
Shriek's Brother Mánuði síðan
But what about the actress who plays Beth's best friend? She deserves more recognition.
Jay Zee
Jay Zee 10 dögum síðan
@sydney 746 Please don't give me attention.
Jay Zee
Jay Zee 10 dögum síðan
@Moldy Cheese I understand that English isn't your first language, so I don't dare to judge you. But take some remedial classes and talk to me again.
sydney 746
sydney 746 11 dögum síðan
madz ignore him, he wants attention
Moldy Cheese
Moldy Cheese 11 dögum síðan
@Jay Zee relevance confuses me
Jay Zee
Jay Zee 13 dögum síðan
@madz "Shut up Jew" What part confuses you?
Syco Larry
Syco Larry Mánuði síðan
I think you shoiuld've covered who played jolene as well. just like you did for townes, benny, and young beth
Catherine D'Agostino
Catherine D'Agostino Mánuði síðan
FERB????? OMG??????
Daniele Kavtaradze
Daniele Kavtaradze Mánuði síðan
Seriously?? Nothing about Nona Gaprindashvili?? The first Woman to win the World champion???
DoraDora
DoraDora Mánuði síðan
So in short beth is female version of boby fisher 😐0:22
XIAO
XIAO 18 dögum síðan
yeah
A-10 Aditya Chache
A-10 Aditya Chache Mánuði síðan
everyone's applauding anya but don't forget about Isla who played young Beth
HDS Videos
HDS Videos Mánuði síðan
Am I the only one that noticed that like in the beginning of the show she was in a white dress as a girl, like a white pawn, and at the end her outfit was completely white with the special hat and it made her look like a white queen? Shows her growth.
Emil Erhard
Emil Erhard Mánuði síðan
Great series 👍
tomasz ryzner
tomasz ryzner Mánuði síðan
Co zrobiłaś temu biedakowi w III rundzie?
Rivelle Haidar
Rivelle Haidar Mánuði síðan
The first question came from the illiterate people
Radko2006
Radko2006 Mánuði síðan
You just can't do this! It's disgrace to Fischer!
Wireloca
Wireloca Mánuði síðan
*Is Beth Harmon an African-American?*
gargamel
gargamel Mánuði síðan
Thomas Brodie-Sangster voices Ferb in Phineas and Ferb - he probably didn't have that much to do xD
Dragon Clone
Dragon Clone Mánuði síðan
That old man at the end was like the final boss for me before i wacth this explanation
Ken Snow
Ken Snow Mánuði síðan
Even Mr. Shaibel doesn't have much recognition in this video smh from the person who has the most major contribution to Beth
Nida
Nida Mánuði síðan
Exactly. Mr Shaibel and Jolene
Newbie Gamer
Newbie Gamer Mánuði síðan
Did she returned 10 dollars to mr shaibel?
Ollie McDowell
Ollie McDowell Mánuði síðan
dude. i went through the whole season thinking benny was harry styles. i feel so stupid rn
Sasha
Sasha Mánuði síðan
In the end, she was wearing all white which represents a white queen that she used to defeat Borgov. Literally, a metaphor for Queen's Gambit
Ghost
Ghost Mánuði síðan
I fell in love with Anya while watching the series.
male person
male person Mánuði síðan
I don't think any opening that begins with 1. D4 can be described as "known for it's attacking prowess"
Rogelio Calderon
Rogelio Calderon Mánuði síðan
Will there be a season 2? that question should be answered too.
Ch ûm
Ch ûm Mánuði síðan
hopefully not! the story is told and everything added to that would destroy the series!
Kiana Dresse
Kiana Dresse Mánuði síðan
My favorite series by far
God's Gamer
God's Gamer Mánuði síðan
How did all these Brits fake American accents so well
Dom
Dom Mánuði síðan
Q: Who is the old man at the end? A: Well you see in this story Beth is blah blah blah blah blah Great, thanks for just completely ignoring the question.
Bram van Kooten
Bram van Kooten Mánuði síðan
They answer the question with additional information. It's an elderly russian man who loves chess. Beth wants to play him because they both love the game, not for money or accolades.
arman siddique
arman siddique Mánuði síðan
I am also a chess player and loved this series.
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82920193874728290201817839 828282 Mánuði síðan
I thought the ending was a reference to her real father since towards the end there are more and more scenes of her mother talking about him
Kroolini
Kroolini Mánuði síðan
most of these questions sound like they were asked by people who didnt't watch more than the first 20 minutes
Volkan Basturk
Volkan Basturk Mánuði síðan
lets play
Imperial Watch
Imperial Watch Mánuði síðan
I had no idea she was the same girl from Split
gabb Nag
gabb Nag Mánuði síðan
the old man at the end reminds me of Mr shaibel
BALDMAN ADVENTURES
BALDMAN ADVENTURES Mánuði síðan
the question is WHO Is that mam beth is playing in the last scene. your answer did not satisfy the question. He looks like Gandalf (Ian Mckellen).. HAHAHAHAHAH
Jason Wong
Jason Wong Mánuði síðan
He's come back as Shaibel the White
Miguel Perez
Miguel Perez Mánuði síðan
Slow down bro I can’t read that fast damn
كل شيء هنا
كل شيء هنا Mánuði síðan
i need the song name pls
k a r m a
k a r m a Mánuði síðan
Cool
former child
former child Mánuði síðan
a female lead done right
former child
former child Mánuði síðan
goosebumps
Paul Negrean
Paul Negrean Mánuði síðan
LOVING THIS SO MUCH finally started watching,at ep.4 now,hehe,such a great series
rev
rev Mánuði síðan
Why is this show not titled Botez Gambit 😂
lyra
lyra Mánuði síðan
I’m glad I’m one of those people who get this lmao 😂😂
tennisblood
tennisblood Mánuði síðan
I wish after the series more people realize how amazing and beautiful the game of chess really is... It's a unique game among human beings (computers don't count), unlike any others that has amazing similarities to life and combines elements of art, science and psychology.
tennisblood
tennisblood Mánuði síðan
@BagaH.S I could explain this easily, but I have a better idea - start playing and learning the game and you'll find out the answer for yourself!!!
BagaH.S
BagaH.S Mánuði síðan
How does chess incorporate science, i get psychology, and you can stretch it to art too i guess, but where does it incoporate science?
Robert Condorache
Robert Condorache Mánuði síðan
What is the name of the song? I tried looking for it in the official album but couldn't find anything to resemble it.
yokes
yokes Mánuði síðan
I don’t think Beth stumbled onto the men in the park playing chess. She had spotted them before on a previous walk and after the game, she asked her driver to stop so she could walk. I think she went to find the old men because they reminded her of Mr Shaibel - people who played for the love of the game and individual happiness.
MyNameIs Unknown
MyNameIs Unknown 14 dögum síðan
Producers literally confirmed to you that's not the case unfortunately
Ernaldo
Ernaldo 19 dögum síðan
yes i was thinking the same thing
ハンナ
ハンナ Mánuði síðan
Nice reflection
Harshal Patil
Harshal Patil Mánuði síðan
Chess op!
Laeris Ñocari
Laeris Ñocari Mánuði síðan
Idiots who dant play chess. Asks what is queens gambit. LOL
Forrest Holt
Forrest Holt Mánuði síðan
Is Townes gay? A lot of people have been saying that he is but I didn’t think he was
Forrest Holt
Forrest Holt Mánuði síðan
@former child you also see roger congratulate Townes when he walks in and there was two beds in beths room so one of them might have been out of shot
former child
former child Mánuði síðan
we only saw one bed in the hotel, so
Dean van Zelst
Dean van Zelst Mánuði síðan
Is it me or is voicing ferb being paid for saying like 3 words for your entire time there.
Ionasku Alexander
Ionasku Alexander Mánuði síðan
Plot twist: the old man from the last scene was the one who taught Vasily Borgov how to play chess
Диана Голд
Диана Голд Mánuði síðan
@cres sidalia sorry, i didn understand ;)
cres sidalia
cres sidalia Mánuði síðan
@Диана Голд he didnt actually know he was just joking lol
Диана Голд
Диана Голд Mánuði síðan
How did you know?
Innis Mor
Innis Mor Mánuði síðan
Factoid: Australian actor Heath Ledger was looking to get his first directorial film effort green-lit when he died suddenly in 2008. It was this story, The Queen's Gambit.
A1S
A1S Mánuði síðan
masterpiece
HCaulfield115
HCaulfield115 Mánuði síðan
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
nguyễn minh hoàng
nguyễn minh hoàng Mánuði síðan
lmao how is voicing Ferb busy?
Zencat
Zencat Mánuði síðan
I love that cinematography 😭❤️
Ania
Ania Mánuði síðan
I think it's more accurate to say that Beth Harmon is based on a lot of chess greats, including Bobby Fischer, but also Judit Polgar, Genrikh Kasparian, etc.
Ania
Ania Mánuði síðan
@Кулагин Сергей For example her different chess games have their moves and how Judit also faced sexism.
Кулагин Сергей
Кулагин Сергей Mánuði síðan
Genrikh Kasparian? Why?
ar_man
ar_man Mánuði síðan
....more seasons please
Emily Han
Emily Han Mánuði síðan
I love this show so much that I can’t believe there will only be one season😢
Aleksandra G.
Aleksandra G. Mánuði síðan
Ok but did you know the russian champion Borgov is actually played by a famous polish actor? I find it funny that they didn't cast a russian actor for that role!
Peshokha Romana - Diana
Peshokha Romana - Diana Mánuði síðan
I believe they cast Dorocinski initially because of his appearance. He has that Boris Spassky vibe, which i think Borgov was based on. But he is also a great actor.
blackpink in your area
blackpink in your area Mánuði síðan
One of the best TV shows I've ever watched.
MYVOICESHALLBEHEARD
MYVOICESHALLBEHEARD Mánuði síðan
Jolene deserves more attention
Namira Qesya
Namira Qesya Mánuði síðan
I like this series, hopefully there will be a season 2 soon
Namira Qesya
Namira Qesya Mánuði síðan
Ok this series be my favoriteee
Leo Wong
Leo Wong Mánuði síðan
It's undeniably good, still it can be better
// séz
// séz Mánuði síðan
Please tell me there will be a season 2 i mean i know it ended without any question but like do something crazy make a new season just for fun and the lovers of this show, it really changed my life i can't get over it and i need more episodes i can just watch beth and benny chilling around
Rarvizu
Rarvizu Mánuði síðan
I LOVED this series. Wonderfully written. Nothing felt like filler. I enjoyed it so much!
Void
Void Mánuði síðan
I think Townes is either bisexual or just really confused af. I doubt he's straight lol. Buuut if I had to pick one I'd say he's gay since in the last episode (SPOILER) he says that he'd rather be friends.
Jessica Haskins
Jessica Haskins 9 dögum síðan
@TubnQT Netflix changed a few things from the book. Cleo wasn't even a character in the book. Yet in the series, Cleo pressures Beth into drinking that ultimately leads to Beth's lose in Paris.
TubnQT
TubnQT 10 dögum síðan
He was not portrayed as gay in the book. And he does not reappear in the end and discuss his relationship with Beth in the book.
Jessica Haskins
Jessica Haskins Mánuði síðan
@david In the book Townes only appeared once, at Beths first competition. Also Cleo wasn't in the book at all. So Netflix changed a few things
david
david Mánuði síðan
Can't remember him being gay in the book
Void
Void Mánuði síðan
@Nanof Urbiznis like I said, he's either bisexual but most likely gay.
C.S
C.S Mánuði síðan
What a brilliant show! Hoping for a season 2
Alan Pyne
Alan Pyne Mánuði síðan
Would it have killed you to put a spoiler warning at the beginning? Not everyone is a binge watcher.
Śilent Killer
Śilent Killer Mánuði síðan
Everyone is a gangstar.....until harmon gets high and start looking at the ceiling👌💕💕🥰
Gáspár Szabó
Gáspár Szabó Mánuði síðan
Didn’t even mention Peaky Blinders!
Nana Esi O. Nyarkoh
Nana Esi O. Nyarkoh Mánuði síðan
I feel like Anya should make this hair her signature hair - LMAO I just remembered that in the final episode when she played against Borgov, instead of me being a normal viewer and thinking about the game, I was noticing that she was actually wearing a lace front 🤣🤣🤣 imma head out 🚶🏾‍♀️
Aniket Gosavi
Aniket Gosavi Mánuði síðan
Townes is Gay or Not?
Nash Medrano
Nash Medrano Mánuði síðan
Bro i want to read the book Anya read when she was going to play the role can someone please tell me what it is?
Angelina Nicholaou
Angelina Nicholaou Mánuði síðan
@Nash Medrano I'm pretty sure she read the book by Walter Tevis that was written in 83
Nash Medrano
Nash Medrano Mánuði síðan
@Angelina Nicholaou But there’s like various versions of it so I’m trying to find that one version
Angelina Nicholaou
Angelina Nicholaou Mánuði síðan
The queen's gambit.....
Mist Tique
Mist Tique Mánuði síðan
The best series i’ve ever watched! Anya better get an emmy award!
drumptruck
drumptruck Mánuði síðan
this format of video is so interesting and helpful!! very appreciated, netflix :)
Isra Khan
Isra Khan Mánuði síðan
I assumed that Townes was bisexual, was he not?
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