She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board

Like the fictional Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit,” she’s trying to find a way to get to Russia to compete. Unlike Beth, she’s blind.

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Sends Chess Set Sales Soaring

The Netflix show about a chess prodigy has reignited interest in the game and fueled demand for sets, accessories and timers.

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Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic

The world’s top chess players are competing online with in-person tournaments shut down. Millions of amateurs are joining in, too.

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