The BEST Episodes of The Queen's Gambit

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2020

Network: 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.

End Game

#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.

star 8.60
129 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Exchanges

#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.

star 8.26
205 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Doubled Pawns

#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.

star 8.13
178 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Openings

#4 - 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.

star 7.91
255 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Middle Game

#5 - 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.

star 7.89
148 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Adjournment

#6 - 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.

star 7.88
126 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank
Fork

#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.

star 7.80
137 votes
Directors: Scott Frank
Writers: Scott Frank