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Netflix’s ‘The Queen's Gambit’ Is Making Chess Sexy and Inspiring Girls to Play

The new Netflix drama series “The Queen’s Gambit” about a young chess prodigy named Beth Harmon is a huge hit. It has now been streamed a whopping 62 million times, making it the most watched limited series in the streaming platform’s history. It’s also inspiring a new generation of girls to play chess. Rowan Field, 12, and her sister Lila, 11, are already fierce chess competitors. The sisters are so good at the game that they were asked to audition to play the role of young Beth in the series.

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