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The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix) TV Show • Page 2

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by trevorshmevor, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. TJ Wells

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    This is one of the most addictive shows I’ve ever watched. I CANNOT stop.
     
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  2. I Am Mick

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    I made an effort to stretch it out and ended up watching the last 4 episodes in one sitting because I couldn’t stop.
     
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  3. TJ Wells

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    I was truly shocked to see this #1 on Netflix today. No big stars, little promotion.
     
  4. TJ Wells

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    Scott Frank really figured out how to use Netflix to his advantage better than almost anyone else
     
  5. trevorshmevor

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    For how much time I spent trying to place who tf Beltik looked like, I’m bummed at myself for not even thinking to ask in here. I was also plagued by this and you completely solved it lol
     
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  6. Meerkat

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    I wouldn’t have realized who he was if I hadn’t had the same experience in The Old Guard
     
  7. phaynes12

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    probably gonna start this over the weekend
     
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  8. TJ Wells

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    I know this is the #1 show on Netflix but I feel like it’s taking people some time to come around to this. I feel like in a month everyone will have seen this. Word of mouth still exists in the streaming era.
     
  9. SpyKi

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    episode 1 was good!
     
  10. So when are we starting the Chorus chess club?
     
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  11. I Am Mick

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    I’ve been playing daily, I’m really good at knowing what my opponent should do and really bad at knowing what I should do. Couldn’t buy a win today. Devastating
     
  12. TJ Wells Nov 2, 2020
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    TJ Wells

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    Yesterday I bought four books on chess (two non-fiction, two learning), signed up on Chess.com, and bought a nice set. Suffice to say I'm obsessed.
     
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  13. TJ Wells

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    Not that IMDb ratings mean much, but this is already the #44 rated tv show of all time on that site.
     
  14. I Am Mick

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    I've been playing daily, and I swear I'm getting worse but I'm at the point where I dream about chess nightly (it's pretty normal for me to dream about stuff I did during the day, but it's weird when it's in chess moves)
     
  15. I Am Mick

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    I'm probably gona buy the book this is based off of next time I get some money, heard it's a quick one
     
  16. TJ Wells

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    I played my first game (after a lot of lessons and puzzles) today and pulled a draw! I consider that a win lol.
     
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  17. I Am Mick

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    Draws make me so angry, like if I corner the opponent in such a way that any move they make will put them in check, I should win. I don't understand why that's a tie
     
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  18. Allpwrtoslaves

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    I thought it was hilarious that every time she put someone in a bind they tried to draw....like what
     
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  19. Not as bad as a stalemate!
     
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  20. TJ Wells

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    Isn’t that the same?
     
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  21. A draw can occur when there isn't enough material to win the game, from move repetition, or hitting the move limit. A stalemate is also a draw but IMO it's worse because it's caused when a player isn't in check but has no legal moves. If you put someone in stalemate you had an advantage and screwed up pretty bad!
     
  22. TJ Wells

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    That’s what happened to me. I had three pawns against five plus one of each of the supports. Amazed I was able to avoid losing that.
     
  23. I Am Mick

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    Ah, I’ve had both happen to me. Didn’t really know the difference. Infuriating either way.

    I don’t think I’m going to become a grandmaster
     
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  24. Orla

    right on!

    I took up playing online over the weekend. Between looking up strategy and stuff about the the show, so much of my Google feed is chess-related now

    I also bought the book, and I’m about halfway through. So far at least, it seems the show followed it very closely, and the small changes they did make were for the better
     
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  25. tvck

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    probably my favorite Netflix show after sitting on it for a week. absolutely phenomenal
     
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