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Mairead Ronan

Ireland's Chess Champion Reveals How True To Life The Queen's Gambit Is

The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix has been getting rave reviews and searches for chess sets increased 27...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

1:39 PM - 13 Nov 2020



Mairead Ronan

Ireland's Chess Champion Reveals How True To Life The Queen's Gambit Is

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

1:39 PM - 13 Nov 2020

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The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix has been getting rave reviews and searches for chess sets increased 273% in the 10 days after the show first aired. Mairead spoke to a real-life chess champion Ioana Miller to find out how it compares to her own experiences.

Ioana has watched and really enjoyed The Queen's Gambit and said while she was a bit skeptical at first, it's a really accurate depiction of what it's like to play chess competitively.

Ioana started playing chess at the age of 8 and is now a coach and the Irish Women's Chess Champion for the third year in a row. She's thrilled to see the big increase in interest in the game, it's perfect to play in lockdown - you just need time.

Ireland's Chess Champion Reveals How True To Life The Queen's Gambit Is

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