Queens of Chess: "Beth Harmon" and Judit Polgar have a little chat

by ChessBase
1/6/2021 – At the end of the year, Netflix organised a little video chat between Anya Taylor-Joy, who played Beth Harmon, the fictional world's best player, in the Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit", and the real-life best women player in history: Judit Polgar. An interesting talk!

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Anya Taylor-Joy embodied Beth Harmon in the "The Queen's Gambit" and her expressive play is partly responsible for the success of the series. Netflix organised a chat between Anya Taylor-Joy and the real-life "Queen of Chess": Judit Polgar, the first and only female player who made it to the world's top ten.




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PhishMaster PhishMaster 1/8/2021 01:54
@Miroslav W, yes, first. As @Malfa said, Menchik was the best woman of her time, but hardly in the top 50, let alone the top 10.
malfa malfa 1/8/2021 10:33
similarities are obvious, since Vera Menchik was by far the strongest female chess player of her times in a context which was much less favourable to women than nowadays, and the forerunner of all Polgar's great predecessors.

That said, has this chat anything interesting to tell us, apart from the two queens "exchanging blowjobs", like Quentin Tarantino's Mr. Wolf would put it?
Johannes Fischer Johannes Fischer 1/7/2021 07:47
@Steven E DuCharm
"Bombardment" refers to the death of Vera Menchik. She died during World War II, on June 26, 1944, during a bomb attack on London by the German army.
Steven E DuCharm Steven E DuCharm 1/7/2021 07:14
Please define bombardment thanx
Edwin Meijer Edwin Meijer 1/6/2021 11:30
Anya Taylor-Joy is such an extraordinary beauty
e-mars e-mars 1/6/2021 09:38
@Miroslav W honestly, I do really hope neither Anya nor Judit will die under a bombardment. I fail to see similarities
Miroslav W Miroslav W 1/6/2021 08:56
First? And what about Vera Menchik? She had similar life.