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All The Best Memes About ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, For Anyone Who Still Knows Nothing About Chess

Did you download every chess app that exists after watching 'Queen's Gambit' or are you normal?

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While Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has been out for over a month now, the show is still bubbling along as more and more people slowly become obsessed with Beth and her chess journey.

Based in the 1950s and 1960s, with some familiar faces thrown into the mix, The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her journey to become the world’s best chess player. After getting hooked on tranquillisers that were used as a sedative for the children in her orphanage, Beth discovers that she’s highly skilled at the male-dominated game of chess.

But over the series, as we watch Beth work towards becoming the first female chess champion, it becomes clear that this success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as she struggles with her drug and alcohol addiction.

While the game of chess is hard to follow, especially in only seven episodes, The Queen’s Gambit has still been hailed as one of 2020’s best new shows, boasting an impressive 100 percent critic consensus and 96 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Today, Netflix even announced that the mini-series is actually the platform’s most-popular scripted limited-series ever, with a whopping 62-million households tuning into the series in its first 28 days.

Yet, despite the series’ success, there’s been no word on whether we can expect to see a second season any time soon, which is especially concerning for fans considering that the limited series was, well, a limited series.

Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, there is simply no more source material available to create a second season. However, this was also the case for The Handmaid’s Tale, which has since been able to stretch out over four seasons, proving that anything is possible in the book-to-series adaption world.

So, to fill in the gap between the hopeful announcement of another season and to pass the time as you finally learn how to play chess, please enjoy these very funny memes about The Queen’s Gambit:

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https://courtthisdisaster.tumblr.com/post/634428147801210881/sometimes-a-family-is-an-aspiring-lawyer-a

https://elizabethharmons.tumblr.com/post/633025337259868160/harry-and-benny-i-love-you-and-want-to-take-care

You can stream ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ on Netflix now.