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  1. Standard membermchill
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    26 Oct '20 13:411 edit
    I read this book no less than 20 times, and now it's coming to life on Netflix.

    I'm in!! 😀

    YouTube
  2. Subscriberketchuplover
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    Not too shabby 😉
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    I'll watch this next time I get a chance.
  4. Subscriberketchuplover
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    Apparently Kasparov and Pandolfini were consultants
  5. Standard membermchill
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    @ketchuplover said
    Apparently Kasparov and Pandolfini were consultants
    I binge watched the whole series on Monday. It was wonderful! Followed the book with only a few minor deviations. The actors were excellent. I'm prejudiced, since it's my all time favorite novel. I'll be watching this many times. 🙂
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    01 Nov '20 22:11
    Some of the language/content makes it 18+/TV-MA but looks good so far.
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    Not far fetched to depict the wide brim hat wearing US champion living in a sparsely furnished basement NYC apartment.
  8. Subscriberketchuplover
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    Got a chuckle at the Opera game ending 😉
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    I got a chuckle about an alcoholic and drug using female being the best player 😄
  10. Standard membercongruent
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    I was a bit disappointed in how it turned out and I won't be watching to completion. I cannot recommend the series to friends/family, perhaps a good reminder of why I don't like Netflix creating a generation of binge-watchers.

    Chess is not about taking green pills and skipping school. 🙁
  11. Standard membermchill
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    @congruent said
    I was a bit disappointed in how it turned out and I won't be watching to completion. I cannot recommend the series to friends/family, perhaps a good reminder of why I don't like Netflix creating a generation of binge-watchers.

    Chess is not about taking green pills and skipping school. 🙁
    Chess is not about taking green pills and skipping school.

    Please pardon my nitpicking, but Bobby Fischer skipped school a lot, and he was a rather strong player. Green pills?--well, it's just a fictional story.
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    @mchill
    How many episodes are there? Has it run its course?
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    @sonhouse said
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    How many episodes are there? Has it run its course?
    7 episodes that I know of, and yes, it has run its course. It's sad that Walter Tevis didn't live to see his book come to life. I think he would have liked it.
  14. Subscriberketchuplover
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    @sonhouse said
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    How many episodes are there? Has it run its course?
    7 episodes ... On netflix you can binge watch in lieu of weekly viewing
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    @mchill said
    Chess is not about taking green pills and skipping school.

    Please pardon my nitpicking, but Bobby Fischer skipped school a lot, and he was a rather strong player. Green pills?--well, it's just a fictional story.
    Mchill replied to Congruent.

    GM Joel Lautier has said that school is a waste of time for an aspiring professional chess player.
    GM Irina Krush was very bored by her American high school and preferred to avoid it.
    She was an aspiring chess professional, which American teenage girls did not understand.
    She has said that she had no friends in high school.

    Judit Polgár was famously educated at home.
    "According to Susan, Judit was not the sister with the most talent, explaining:
    "Judit was a slow starter, but very hard-working."[28](Judit) Polgár described
    herself at that age as "obsessive" about chess. ... Judit was asked about playing
    against boys instead of in the girls' section of tournaments:
    "These other girls are not serious about chess... I practice five or six hours a day,
    but they get distracted by cooking and work around the house."
    --Wikipedia

    In contrast, Hou Yifan (who potentially could have surpassed Judit Polgar's record
    of the highest FIDE rating for a woman) has often put her education ahead of chess.
    She temporarily retired from chess in order to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

    It's common for top Chinese women chess players to retire in their mid-to-late 20s
    after they get married and start to have children.

    My point is that the top women players have made different choices.
    Judit Polgár was trained almost from birth to play chess and that was her whole life.
    Hou Yifan, also a prodigy, has chosen a more 'well-rounded' approach to life.
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