The Queen’s Gambit: how the Lewis Chessmen won the world over

The Queen’s Gambit is one of Netflix’s most watched shows ever, with over 62 million people having watched fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon’s rise to international stardom. The upshot of the show’s success? Just 10 days after its release, eBay announced a 273 percent rise in searches for chess sets. And yet, while chess is […]

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