The Queen's Gambit

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Factual error: The series presents a biracial orphanage in Lexington, Kentucky in the late 1950s. Biracial orphanages did not exist in the American South in the 1950s or early 1960s.

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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Factual error: Beth and her mother take an airline flight to a tournament. The year is 1966. They show the plane as a Lockheed Tristar L1011. That wide body's first commercial flight was in Nov. 1970.

Exchanges - S1-E2

Factual error: Just before Annette Packer and Beth begin, the host pumps some water out of a cooler. I don't recall seeing that kind of dispenser - usually for coffee or hot water - until many years later.

Fork - S1-E5

Factual error: The year is 1967 but the song Classical Gas wasn't out until 1968. Same is true for the song Venus which wasn't released until 1969.

Adjournment - S1-E6

Factual error: The song in the car when they were heading to New York was released in 1979, but this scene is set in 1967. (00:01:04)

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Suggested correction: The song playing is "Stop Your Sobbing" by The Kinks, which was released in 1964. What you're talking about is The Pretender's cover version from 1979, but that's not the version heard.

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Factual error: The push button phone shown hanging on the wall in Beth's home in multiple scenes was not commonly available until at least the late 1970s if not early 1980s. Push button phones were first available in 1963 but did not look like this and were not in a majority of households until much later.

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Factual error: When Beth and Benny pull up in front of Benny's apt in NYC, the car they park behind is a 1969 Mustang. This was when Beth was training for the 1967 tournament.

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Factual error: The series presents a biracial orphanage in Lexington, Kentucky in the late 1950s. Biracial orphanages did not exist in the American South in the 1950s or early 1960s.

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