Season 1 2020 | 7 Episodes
Season 1 of The Queen's Gambit premiered on Oct 23, 2020.
1 - Openings 8.32020-10-23Sent to an orphanage at age 9, Beth develops an uncanny knack for chess — and a growing dependence on the green tranquilizers given to the children.
2 - Exchanges 8.32020-10-23Suddenly plunged into a confusing new life in suburbia, teenage Beth studies her high school classmates and hatches a plan to enter a chess tournament.
3 - Doubled Pawns 8.12020-10-23The trip to Cincinnati launches Beth and her mother into a whirlwind of travel and press coverage. Beth sets her sights on the U.S. Open in Las Vegas.
4 - Middle Game 8.12020-10-23Russian class opens the door to a new social scene. In Mexico City, Beth meets the intimidating Borgov, while her mother cozies up to a pen pal.
5 - Fork 82020-10-23Back home in Kentucky, a shaken Beth reconnects with a former opponent who offers to help sharpen her game ahead of the U.S. Championship.
6 - Adjournment 82020-10-23After training with Benny in New York, Beth heads to Paris for her rematch with Borgov. But a wild night sends her into a self-destructive spiral.
7 - End Game 7.72020-10-23A visit from an old friend forces Beth to reckon with her past and rethink her priorities — just in time for the biggest match of her life.