The Queen’s Gambit Declined – How to Play It as White and Black

Queens Gambit Declined

Short summary: The Queen’s Gambit Declined is one of the main ways to respond to the Queen’s Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4), and a very sound one at that The opening is considered to be a great choice for beginners and world champions alike, and continues to appear in top level games to this day There […]

Who is the Real Beth Harmon of Chess?

Beth Harmon in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit

Chess has enjoyed a surge in popularity since The Queen’s Gambit debuted on Netflix in late October, 2020, with reports of chess sets selling out and record numbers googling how to play chess. The combination of rags-to-riches drama, 1960s aesthetic, and fine acting from lead Anya Taylor-Joy, amongst others, helped make The Queen’s Gambit both […]