In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
#2 – End Game
Season 1 – Episode 7
A visit from an old friend forces Beth to reckon with her past and rethink her priorities — just in time for the biggest match of her life.
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#3 – Doubled Pawns
Season 1 – Episode 3
The trip to Cincinnati launches Beth and her mother into a whirlwind of travel and press coverage. Beth sets her sights on the U.S. Open in Las Vegas.
The episode was rated from 56 votes.
#4 – Openings
Season 1 – Episode 1
Sent to an orphanage at age 9, Beth develops an uncanny knack for chess — and a growing dependence on the green tranquilizers given to the children.
The episode was rated from 103 votes.
#5 – Middle Game
Season 1 – Episode 4
Russian class opens the door to a new social scene. In Mexico City, Beth meets the intimidating Borgov, while her mother cozies up to a pen pal.
The episode was rated from 49 votes.
#6 – Fork
Season 1 – Episode 5
Back home in Kentucky, a shaken Beth reconnects with a former opponent who offers to help sharpen her game ahead of the U.S. Championship.
The episode was rated from 36 votes.
#7 – Adjournment
Season 1 – Episode 6
After training with Benny in New York, Beth heads to Paris for her rematch with Borgov. But a wild night sends her into a self-destructive spiral.
The episode was rated from 28 votes.