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  • The ueen's Gambit
  • Walter Tevis
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 9781400030606

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The ueen's Gambit Download ì 2 Gher her isolation grows frightening and the thought of escape becomes all the tempting Engaging and fast paced The ueen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in fo. Set in the 1950s and 1960s Elizabeth Harmon is a chess prodigy with addiction issues She learns chess at age eight from a janitor at her orphanage and obviously has a gift for the game When she is adopted at age twelve she eventually gets a chance to compete in tournaments Her addiction issues originate in the practice of medicating children to keep them subdued and losing her parents at a young age The chess tournaments are well crafted and the author creates a sense of dramatic tension I am not entirely convinced that the author captures the essence of a young woman particularly in her early relationships with various young men especially for that time period The parts of this book related to chess are interesting if you are a fan of the game but I am not sure they would be as engaging to a non fan This book s end game so to speak is particularly strong It made me want to check out the online chess games I used to play

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The ueen's Gambit Download ì 2 Eight year old orphan Beth Harmon is uiet sullen and by all appearances unremarkable That is until she plays her first game of chess Her senses grow sharper her thinking clearer and for the firs. At eighteen Beth Harmon has established herself as the ueen of American chess She may be the most gifted player since Morphy or Capablanca no one knows just how gifted she is how great a potential she holds in that young girl s body with its dazzling brain To find out to show the world if America has outgrown its inferior status in world chess she will have to go where the big boys are She will have to go to the Soviet Union Imagine this story though Beth a plain shy eight year old becomes homeless when her parents are killed in a car crash She had no choice in the matter but to be taken to the Methuem Home in Mount Sterling in Kentucky Here she as were all the other children was given a tranuilizer twice a day to even their dispositions Regrettably she was going to become addicted to these But Beth s life is transformed when she is asked to go into the basement to clean the blackboard erasers She sees Mr Shaibel the janitor playing a game on a board and by himself and soon finds out that it is called chess She never would understand what caused her fascination with this game but she managed to persuade the janitor to teach her Beth soon discovers remarkable chess openings such as the Sicilian defense the ueen s Gambit and the Stonewall Attack She proves to be a natural and soon she receives her first chess rating Beth in no time at all is the American Chess Champion However along the way she finds out what disappointment can be in a male dominated chess world and at what price And as for the ending wellI found the chess seuences absolutely riveting Beth actually planned the moves out in advance in her head and ended up stunning everyone with her play Plus throw in her adoption and her mother Mrs Wheatley upon seeing how good Beth is with chess soon encourages her to enter all the chess tournaments Also Beth s various relationships certainly helped her no end and then she meets the Russian GrandmastersI m not at all surprised that the author is no stranger to chess He learned to play as a seven year old and is now a class C playerI was really taken with the title and upon research found out that the ueen s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings It was mentioned in the G ttingen manuscript of 1490I play chess but really badly Nevertheless this book has certainly encouraged me to try and improve my gameThis remarkable gem has been languishing on my bookshelf for five months Why I haven t read it before I really don t know but I m glad I finally didOverall this is a poignant multi faceted exuisitely written and stunning book Road map to the Indians Treasure various relationships certainly helped her no end and then she meets the Russian GrandmastersI m not at all surprised that the author is no stranger to chess He learned to play as a seven year old and is now a class C playerI was really taken with the title and upon research found out that the ueen s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings It was mentioned in the G ttingen manuscript of 1490I play chess but really badly Nevertheless this book has certainly encouraged me to try and improve my gameThis remarkable gem has been languishing on my bookshelf for five months Why I haven t read it before I really don t know but I m glad I finally didOverall this is a poignant multi faceted exuisitely written and stunning book