The Queen's Gambit (Paperback)
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The Queen's Gambit (Paperback)

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Beth Harmon becomes an orphan when her parents are killed in an automobile accident. At eight years old, she is placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where the children are given a tranquillizer twice a day. Plain and shy, she learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers that she is a chess genius. She is adopted by Alma and Allston Wheatley and goes to a local school, but remains an outsider. Desperate to study chess and having no money, she steals a chess magazine from a newspaper store and then some money from Alma Wheatley and a girl at school, so that she can enter a tournament. She also steals some of the tranquillizers to which she is becoming addicted. At thirteen she wins the tournament, and by sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship. Like Fast Eddie (in "The Hustler"), she hates to lose.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141190389
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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“The queens gambit”

A really fun book pulled you in quickly lovely characters and great to see chess high on the agenda

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“Check this out, mate!”

If you enjoyed the series on Netflix, you will love the book. A fast-paced, page turner, it follows the journey of Beth Harmon, an orphan from a children's home as she discovers both a prodigious talent for chess... More

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“A good book for lovers of contemporary fiction and chess”

Beth Harmon is sent to live in an orphanage after the death of her mother when she is eight years old. Beth soon learns that she loves Chess after being taught how to play by the school janitor – not only that but... More

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