The BEST episodes of The Queen's Gambit

Every episode of The Queen's Gambit ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Queen's Gambit!

In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.

Last Updated: 12/29/2022Network:Netflix
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End Game
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8.71
2728 votes

#1 - End Game

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Watch Now:Amazon
Exchanges
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8.22
2670 votes

#2 - Exchanges

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Watch Now:Amazon
Doubled Pawns
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8.03
2567 votes

#3 - Doubled Pawns

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Middle Game
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8.03
2485 votes

#4 - Middle Game

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Watch Now:Amazon
Adjournment
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8.02
2458 votes

#5 - Adjournment

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Openings
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8.01
2887 votes

#6 - Openings

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Watch Now:Amazon
Fork
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7.95
2459 votes

#7 - Fork

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2020

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.

Directors: Scott Frank
Writer: Scott Frank
Watch Now:iTunes

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