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The Queen's Gambit

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Walter Tevis’ “The Queen’s Gambit” delves into gender, success and addiction from the perspective of Beth Harmon, a Kentucky chess prodigy, aiming to become the world’s best player. Although it was published in 1983, the book has risen to new popularity since its namesake Netflix series was released in 2020.

On this episode, host Charity Nebbe is joined by professors and expert readers for a discussion of this chess-focused novel.