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‘The Queen’s Gambit’: The Accelerated Polgár Variation

Chess is the struggle against error.  —GM Johannes Zukertort, 1840 Without error there can be no brilliancy. —GM Emanuel Lasker, 1898 The Queen’s Gambit is a 2020 Netflix series directed by Scott Frank, who also wrote the screenplay. It was produced by Frank, Allan Scott and William Horberg, and adapted from the 1983 novel of the same name written by Walter Tevis, author of The Hustler, which was made into a 1963 Academy Award-winning film starring Paul Newman. In the earliest correspondence I had with Les Murray, around 2010, I discovered we shared a love for playing pool. I was…

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