the queens gambit Season 1 Episode 2

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After her overdose, Beth is forbidden to play chess. Years pass, and Beth is adopted as a teenager by Lexington couple Alma and Allston Wheatley. Alma drinks heavily and Allston is emotionally distant, frequently leaving for "business trips," making clear to Beth that the marriage is not a happy one. At her new high school, Beth is bullied by the popular girls from the "Apple Pi Club" for her drab clothes. Beth discovers her adoptive mother is taking the same tranquilizer pills that she was given at the orphanage and secretly steals a prescription for herself, allowing her to visualize chess on the ceiling again. She also steals a chess magazine and learns about the upcoming Kentucky State Championship. She writes to Mr. Shaibel, who sends her the money for the entrance fee. As she cruises through her games, she develops a crush on one of her opponents, a young man named Townes. After the second day of the tournament, during which her periods start, Beth comes home to find that Allston has deserted them. Beth fears that she will be sent back to the orphanage, but Alma tells her they will lie so she can stay. During her final game of the tournament against Harry Beltik, the highest-ranked player, Beth becomes flustered by his late arrival and runs to the restroom, where she takes a tranquilizer pill to help win the game. Upon learning of the prize money on offer in a tournament in Cincinnati, Alma hatches a plan for the two women to support themselves via Beth’s chess prowess.

A

Anya Taylor-Joy

BC

Bill Camp

MI

Moses Ingram

IJ

Isla Johnston

CS

Christiane Seidel

RR

Rebecca Root

CP

Chloe Pirrie

AN

Akemnji Ndifornyen

MH

Marielle Heller

HM

Harry Melling

PK

Patrick Kennedy

JF

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

TB

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

MD

Marcin Dorociński

Stars:

Anya Taylor-Joy. Bill Camp. Moses Ingram. Isla Johnston. Christiane Seidel. Rebecca Root. Chloe Pirrie. Akemnji Ndifornyen. Marielle Heller. Harry Melling. Patrick Kennedy. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd. Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Marcin Dorociński.

Release Date:

October 23, 2020

MMPA Rating:

PG-0

Plot Keywords:

drama sport

Cast & Crew of

the queens gambit Season 1 Episode 2

Cast

A

Anya Taylor-Joy

BC

Bill Camp

MI

Moses Ingram

IJ

Isla Johnston

CS

Christiane Seidel

RR

Rebecca Root

CP

Chloe Pirrie

AN

Akemnji Ndifornyen

MH

Marielle Heller

HM

Harry Melling

PK

Patrick Kennedy

JF

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd

TB

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

MD

Marcin Dorociński

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the queens gambit

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the queens gambit 1

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Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price. ...

MMPA: PG-0 . Release: October 23, 2020

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram,

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Episode 5

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Beth returns home to Kentucky and reconnects with Harry Beltik, who is attending college and has romantic feelings for her. At Beth's suggestion, he moves into Alma's house to accompany the now lonely Beth. The two spend time training and sleep together a few times until Beltik realizes Beth's obses ...

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Episode 3

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Beth wins the tournament in Cincinnati, giving Alma 15% of the prize money. Beth continues to skip school while traveling to tournaments and quickly gains national recognition for her achievements. She also begins dressing more stylishly as her winnings increase. At school, Beth is invited to a meet ...

Release: October 23, 2020

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram,