The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit (2020)

4 corrected entries

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Middle Game - S1-E4

Corrected entry: In 1966, "Mexico City" was not called "Mexico City." It was referred to as "Mexico City." It was not until 2016 that the "Distrito Federal" began to be called "Mexico City" (Ciudad de Mexico). (00:11:31)


Correction: Mexico City has been informally called Mexico City for hundreds of years.

Adjournment - S1-E6

Corrected entry: We see Beth dancing and singing to a song in her house, Venus. Shocking Blue's 'Venus' was originally released in 1969. The next scene you see is a poster: Kentucky State chess championship 1968.

Correction: The scene is set in 1969, the poster is from her win at the championship the year prior.

Middle Game - S1-E4

Corrected entry: As Beth describes her game where she played black, she says she plays pawn to queen bishop four, but black can't play this on the first move. (00:20:20)

Correction: How is this an illegal move? P-QB4 is two squares ahead of her pawn and pawns can move 2 spaces on their opening move. Notation always takes place from the player's perspective, not the White's perspective.


Show generally

Corrected entry: The show presents a transgender woman as a chaplain and choir director in the 1950s. While female chaplains did exist at the time, a transgender woman would never be allowed to be a chaplain in the 1950s.

Correction: The character is not transgender.

Openings - S1-E1

Factual error: The car accident scene takes place in Kentucky but the state troopers are wearing the uniforms of Pennsylvania state troopers evident by the distinctive keystone arm badge.


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