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The actors memorized and played all the chess games in Netflix's The Queen's gambit.
In 2020, Netflix released "The Queen's Gambit," an adaptation of Walter Tevis' novel of the same name. Anya Taylor-Joy starred as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the limited series. Every game in the series was created by chess consultants Garry Kasparov and Bruce Pandolfini. Whether the game was shown on screen or not, the actors learned and played every move, including the speed chess games.