Why The Most Important Chess Piece Isn’t The One You Think | The Queen’s Gambit | Netflix

Published on Jul 20, 2021
The King is often called the “most important piece” in chess, but there’s one piece everyone might be overlooking. It’s the lowly pawn, which French grandmaster François-André Philidor described as the “soul of chess.” And pawn-love is everywhere in The Queen’s Gambit. To celebrate International Chess Day, we found out why the ultimate underdog piece matters a lot to the game of chess - and why it matters to the ultimate underdog story, The Queen’s Gambit.

CORRECTION: A chart at 1:01 erroneously swapped the bishop and the rook. The rook should be worth 5 points, and the bishop worth 3.

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Why The Most Important Chess Piece Isn’t The One You Think | The Queen’s Gambit | Netflix

In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.


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  • มกราคม พ.ศ 2566 เริ่มต้นกันใหม่ เลิกติดตามผม เพราะผมไม่ได้เรียนรู้อะไรจากบรรพบุรุษ

  • 6:29 holy hell

  • I discovered the power of the pawns when I went against one of my friends in junior high, at the time I knew how to play but new nothing of counter strategies, as the game went on he stopped my advance and made me change strategies multiple times from just using his pawns properly, of course I lost that game but I learned how to properly utilize pawns from him

  • The bishop is worth 3 points and the rook is worth 5 points*

  • Please make another season!!!

  • Excellent Movie should watch

  • Classic TV mistake, the CHESS PIECE SURVIVAL RATE CHART, square colors are reversed on board (rotated) in order for Queen to start on her own color at 1/A

  • This series overrated, also nobody can learn chess at downstairs.

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  • Good video, but the rook is worth 5 points and the bishop is worth 3 points, the opposite is shown at 1:03

  • 1:02 it's not correct, bishop is 3 and Rook is 5

  • unfortunetaly pawn play is one of the most underestimated things on chess.

  • Some american football play stratagem resembles the goings on of this game.

  • Chess Isn't Always Competitive. Chess Can Also Be Beautiful." -beth

  • I liked the show but was disappointed when I got to know that it was all fiction. I Lost respect for it.

  • when i learned en passant when i was in 3rd grade and still remember it till this day and whenever the queens gambit came out B)

  • Interesting

  • I absolutely love the subtlety throughout the entire series. Each scene, each costume, each unstated analogy, meticulously correlating with the overall message. Ultimately assisting in the creation of a beautiful metaphorical representation of life and, overcoming adversity.

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  • That feeling when you're not listening to a speaker but paying attention to the music and these wonderful scenes

  • The exaggerated swagger of a depressed teen prodigy.

  • اتمنى موسم ثاني من هذه التحفه الفنيه♥️😍

  • The show is called queens Gambit and the final move is Sicilian ...why is that ?

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  • Intersectional feminism... no thanks.

  • Maybe the most important chess piece is the friends we made along the way

    • Sure they are, we can also sacrifice them like Tal when the time comes.

  • This show was so amazing as a chess lover. Even after watching top rated IMDb shows. Queen's Gambit holds a special place in my heart.

  • This show was amazing and i dont even know how to play chess

  • Some GM- 'Here, here, here, here, here, here.... And we pick up a juicer' 'BING, BANG, BOOM... Free juicer'

  • that rock and bishop mistake , bruh

  • Happy international Chess day !!!

  • Sagar Shah would've explained it better. 👑

  • Why play chess when Age of Empires exists?

  • Powerful

  • Ehem its wednesday already when is talss of arcadia rise of the titans comming

  • With that little extra credit part at the end, I never knew about that move. Cool. Thanks for letting us know!! :-)

  • The king will always be the most important. Everything is sack-able

  • Well, since the pawns outnumber the king 8 to 1, you would assume this to be common knowledge to even the chess illiterate. Great video...

  • 1:01 umm........

  • Time to rewatch this show again.

  • Eric Rosen: "there's a funny line"

  • Ah, yes...the end game!

  • One minute into the video and you've already made a mistake, a bishop is not valued 5 points, the rook is..

    • Also on 1:17 there's a wrong chess board. The Kings starting field color on E1 is black, not white

    • yeah exactly

    • Yes, thank you. I was like in what world is a bishop worth 5 points and a rook 3 points.

  • "Life is like a chess game. You don't wanna waste a move" - Pladimir Vutin

  • "Move in silence, only speak when it's time to say Checkmate" - Gill Bates

  • Title : Why this chess piece is actually the most important. Content: Why pawns matter.

  • 5:04 checkmate !

  • By the way rook is 5 points, bishop is 3

  • Pown is the best defender... Because you're not afraid to lose him... You're not afraid to sacrifice him... Pown can become a queen.... Pawn is important from start to end... I can't imagine chess without pown

    • When there is no fear of losing anything then you are the most dangerous player in any field

  • This tv show is amazing 👌

  • Joe Biden Gomes on a blind date Witherspoon his eles closed

  • Yeah, it's the mind. That's why the same Grandmasters stay at the top for so long.

  • I love how Beth's clothing subtly reflects a chess board throughout, especially at the end, when she's clad in an all white ensemble, reminiscent of a queen. 👑

  • 1:00 needs correction.. Rook(Elephant) is 5 points And Bishop(camel) is 3 points

  • Not a Chess fan but it is a great show. If you have not seen it very much worth watch.

  • Nice one

  • Happy international chess day 😊😊

  • Shit another x men reference that's depressing 😒😒😒😒

  • imma be mad if the queens gambit loses to wandavision. like seriosuly, the queens gambit is arguably superior. tbh, imma be mad if all these limited series nominees loses to wandavision.

    • @Mohith B Nair its better than mare of westtown, that show is sooo forgettable

    • @merloaf 03 you gotta be kidding me lol. Lovecraft county isn't even the best of what hbo offers.

    • @Mohith B Nair only good thing that came out of HBO is lovecraft County

    • @Mohith B Nair I guess so

    • @merloaf 03 I don't see any factual arguments but aight. hbo is where it's at.

  • Petition for Stranger Things 4 to hurry up ⬇

    • @Mukund Kanodia trapped , community. Stranger things is mainly for timepass

    • @jai harrish like??

    • Be patient, there are many good shows, go watch that.

  • Yes, today's International Chess Day. How many chess players are here? 👇

  • Where is the season 2?

  • Please Season 2❤

  • 'I love it when the notification shows up, "Someone liked your comment" and "you have a new subscriber"

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  • Pls do a new season of Daybreak 😭

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