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The Queen's Gambit: Episodes 1-2 | Chess Openings Explained - NM Caleb Denby

National Master Caleb Denby looks at openings used in the hit Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit." See young Beth's games from Episodes 1 and 2 against Mr. Shaibel, Mr. Granz, D.L. Townes, and Harry Beltik. Can you identify the real games that inspired those of Harmon?

This stream broke our record for most concurrent lecture viewers.

Thanks to GothamChess:
Mr. Shaibel vs. Beth Harmon, 2020: C23 Bishop's opening
Shaibel vs. Harmon, 2020: C00 French defence
Gioachino Greco vs NN, Miscellaneous Game (1620): C53 Giuoco Piano, close variation
Harmon vs. Mr. Granz, 2020: A04 Reti, Pirc-Lisitsin gambit
Hans Haberditz vs Hysek, Vienna (1938): A04 Reti, Pirc-Lisitsin gambit
Richard Reti vs Savielly Tartakower, Vienna (1910): B15 Caro-Kann defence
D.L. Townes vs. Harmon, 2020: B01 Scandinavian (centre counter) defence
Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs Genrikh Kasparian, Spartak Team Ch (1955): B11 Caro-Kann, two knights, 3...Bg4