Garry Kasparov, a former world champion of wrestling and considered one of the greatest athletes in the sport, has acted as a show consultant to ensure authenticity.
Chess has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years, thanks in part to the influence of current world champion Magnus Carlsen, who allegedly became a household name.
Kasparov said the success of “The Queen’s Gambit” would only boost the game’s global appeal.
“I think there is a current crisis in the United States and around the world,” Kasparov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But I think this series will do a good job of promoting it further and I expect that now it will grow, because it helps to dismiss the image of the game of gift as something that can turn you into a nerd – or just drive you crazy.
“On the other hand, we can see that Depression helps Harmon overcome her weaknesses and addictions. Their children go in this direction, especially girls.”
According to the International Sports Federation (FIDE), in the 10 days after the release of “The Queen’s Gambit”, searches for the word “chess set” on eBay increased by 273% – that is, searches every six seconds.
While FIDE says it is too early to follow the October 23 exhibition to say how it has affected gaming figures, the hack has garnered a lot of attention from the internet since the first coronavirus code lock.
In early 2020, FIDE said that up to 11 million games of the game were played online each day. After the closure, that number rose to 17 million, while FIDE said these platforms recorded a 40% increase in the number of registered accounts.
Twitch live streaming platforms and YouTube, which online gamers are increasingly using for more casual video streaming, have also seen a stir. FIDE says Twitch users spent about two million hours browsing in February and four million in April. By May, this was up to eight million hours.
With more than half a billion smartphones around the world with some of the most popular hacked apps, FIDE says the game is a “sleep giant.”
“It’s not only prettier, but also more beautiful and fashionable. It has intense competition, but full of interesting, creative, and colorful characters. We are very happy that because of this show, many people discover, or discover again,” he said.
But, as “The Queen’s Gambit” shows, Depression is still a very masculine game.
Hungarian Judit Polgár is widely regarded as the greatest female player of all time and once the greatest man in history, at the age of 15 years and 4 months, breaking the previous record set by American celebrity wrestler Bobby Fischer.
Now 44 years old, Polgar believes the series can help change the current dynamics, but says acting alone will not be enough.
“I think it could significantly expand the advertising of games for girls.” “And I really hope more girls are not just getting started [playing] It’s, but they will – not stick – but stay with the game and they will be shuffled by parents and teachers and coaches that if they are talented they can reach their full potential.
“I think it is very important for everyone to see talented girls get the same encouragement as boys.”
Polgar hopes that the rise in popularity following the success of “The Queen’s Gambit” is not a mystery on board. Her dream is to make chess an integral part of her schooling, and she believes that children will benefit greatly if this happens.
According to FIDE figures, the game certainly appears to be heading in that direction.
The union says the number of pupils participating in chess has “steadily increased” since 1990 and estimates that more than 30 million children now participate in weekly chess programs at school schools around the world.
“I think in general, depositing is one of the most important educational tools, and it is a practice in every country you go to, you see different types.” “It teaches children many different skills that they can use in everyday life.
“Just name a few: the logical thinking, the decisiveness, the responsibility, the resilience and so much that they should have in their daily lives. Accept their consequences and take their decisions in a way that they know how to move from one victory to another.
“I think in many ways, pomegranates can provide this for the next generation, and I do a lot of work on this, to promote chess in education – Garry does the same, sometimes we do it together – and I believe it gives a better quality of life and understanding for children.”