‘Roger Federer is always out-thinking you and ready to embarrass you," says former US Open opponent – Tennishead

Roger Federer is always out-thinking you on a tennis court and thats what makes him so special, says a former US Open opponent. Scoville Jenkins got a dream draw against Federer at the 2007 US Open, although it finished in a predictable straight sets demolition job. His abiding memory of the match, though, was not Federers technique, but his brain.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Cast on How the Netflix Drama Goes Beyond the Chess Board (VIDEO) – TV Insider

The Queen's Gambit, Netflix's upcoming series about a female chess champion in a time where men ruled the game, is sure to surpass viewer expectations. Based on Walter Tevis' 1983 novel, the drama follows Beth Harmon (Anya-Taylor Joy), a young woman who finds herself abandoned at a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s. There, she gains a love for the game, as well as a serious addiction to tranquilizers.

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Norway Chess: Carlsen beats Caruana to take the lead – Chessbase News

by Carlos Alberto Colodro 10/9/2020 Magnus Carlsen climbed to the top of the standings in the Norway Chess Tournament by beating former co-leader Fabiano Caruana with white in their classical encounter. Meanwhile, Alireza Firouzja and Aryan Tari won in Armageddon, defeating Levon Aronian and Jan-Krzysztof Duda respectively. A misunderstanding with the arbiter meant Firouzja arrived a couple of minutes late to his sudden-death game

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The Queens Gambit Teaser: Anya Taylor-Joy Is Addicted to Chess, Drugs, and More Chess – Vulture

Few up-and-coming actors can pull off an intense, unnerving stare like Anya Taylor-Joy, so naturally shes found herself playing a chess prodigy. Taylor-Joy stars in Netflixs new limited series The Queens Gambit, based on Walter Teviss 1983 novel, which follows an orphan in late-1950s Kentucky named Beth Harmon who discovers that she has an incredible talent for chess

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