‘The Queen’s Gambit’: A Actual-Life Chess Champion on Netflix’s Addictive Hit
When Jennifer Shahade heard that Netflix was changing Walter Tevis’s 1983 book The Queen’s Gambit as services, he did not worry too much about the services being as accurate as the Tevis book. A two-year U.S. women’s chess contestant is leading a women’s program in the U.S. Chess Federation, and she knows the list could help attract women to play male-dominated games.
“I do not regret it [about accuracy]- if, ‘Oh, my God, did this wrong?’ “Shahade told Vanity Fair this week. “With chess, I think the more visuals, the better. It is always well expressed – as a symbol of intelligence and the power of reason. ”
But when Shahade realized this Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players in history, and Bruce Pandolfini, the well-known chess instructor who advised Tevis on the book, was questioning the series, knowing it could be real. After watching the show, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, Shahade affirmed, “He just nailed it to the correctness of chess.”
Later, Shahade — who authored two books on women in chess, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport and Play Like a Girl! -They have answered our most difficult questions about how the Queen’s Gambit compares to the real world.
Nonsense Fair: What are some of the benefits of playing chess, especially for girls?
Jennifer Shahade: Chess is a metaphor for you. You do not know the limits of culture and customs. I think it’s one of my favorite things. I remember as a child, sometimes playing with younger children, and sometimes playing with adults, [but] it was as if we were all in the same field. And I think it’s a very important skill for people – not to be scared and not to feel better than anyone else.
Given the high level of media coverage and the health problems of young girls, I think the idea that you can throw yourself into chess [is beneficial]. You will not have to worry about any media account at this time because you are very busy with this game.
What is your background story and chess?
I learned to walk at the age of six, and I started to get really serious about it in the third or fourth grade. I dropped out of school for a while, which is what most girls do at junior high school. I started high school again because I come from a chess family – my dad is [FIDE] my lord is my brother; he is the leader of the whole world. Most girls like it when they are still young — eight or nine and our age girls in the US Chess Federation. Everywhere from six to 10, that’s where we have a lot of girls. And around 12 or 13, you see a huge downturn.
Why is that?
The story of chess, which the series best illustrates, is that it is traditional. In order to play at a high level, often the relationships on the network are very important. So if you’re a girl and you don’t have other girls playing at the same age and city level, it can start to get fun. You may just like other games with 10 friends.
It’s easy for guys to follow because there are so many guys playing. That’s why I’m so excited about this series: I think it would probably appeal to a lot of girls, especially in the remaining years.
Did you have a chess model for teenagers?
When I was really interested in chess, it was a well-known time for Polgár’s sisters, in particular Judge Polgár, who was the most powerful actress in history. He had a very violent temperament and I just love playing his game, and I download some of the unlocks.
Beth type [in The Queen’s Gambit] it’s fun because, on the one hand, they play opportunities that are less obvious and helpful, and are also very annoying.
What do you mean by “aggressive”?
Violence doesn’t just mean good… it means you know the game well in the middle of the game. In chess, there are two ways to win: one way is to look at the king of your enemy in the middle game, where most of the pieces are in the court. It means you arrange your pieces together to defeat your opponent’s game. The second way is that you get to the end, where most of the pieces are sold on board, and you use one of your outfits to make another queen. You use this queen to look. Strong players tend to do more of the first and less of the other. Judit Polgár also had hot red hair, so it was exactly the same as the list.