What Character From The Queen's Gambit Are You?


Chess enthusiast or not, it is hard to remain unaware of the impact The Queen’s Gambit has made on the world. Almost immediately upon release, it achieved commercial and critical success. While nominally about chess, the appeal of this series is omnipresent. The music, story, visuals, and characters are all incredibly compelling. If you’re one of the many that got caught up in the whirlwind of The Queen’s Gambit, it’s very possible you connected with the complex portrayals of these eccentric personas. Do you want to fortify that connection? Well, we have just the thing for you! We created this quiz so that you too can feel like you're part of the chess genius world without having to actually go through the mental turmoil of it. If you felt like you resonated with some of these well-crafted characters, why don’t you give this quiz a go and see if you can confirm that notion?

Did you know?

Why does Beth Harmon look up at the ceiling?

It's a well-known fact that the characters in The Queen's Gambit are not real. Rather, they're an amalgamation of the quirks and characteristics of multiple important figures from the chess world. Similarly, the more important games that we can see played in the show are inspired by real games, selected by Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov.  As a matter of fact, the game between Beth and Borgov at the climax of the series is based on a game between Vassily Ivanchuk and Patrick Wolff played at the Biel Interzonal in 1993. Throughout the series, we can notice one of the most memorable quirks of Beth, which is her habit of looking up at the ceiling, playing so-called mental chess. This could very well be a nod to Vassily Ivanchuk’s own practice of looking up at the ceiling, instead of the board, during chess matches. The attention to detail that is paid to keeping the games authentic and accurate is astonishing. This focus on making the action convincing and believable really shows the degree of love and effort that's pervasive in the production of this series.

How to Play?

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