The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit (2020)

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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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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.

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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.

Harry Beltik: Anger's a potent spice. A pinch wakes you up. Too much dulls your senses.

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