The BEST Episodes of The Queen's Gambit
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021
In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.
#1 - End Game
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
A 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.
#2 - Exchanges
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
Suddenly 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
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
The 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
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
Russian 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 - Adjournment
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
After 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.
#6 - Openings
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
Sent 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.
#7 - Fork
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2020
Back home in Kentucky, a shaken Beth reconnects with a former opponent who offers to help sharpen her game ahead of the U.S. Championship.