From Chess Board to the Silver Screen | Avast

“The series played a crucial role in dismantling the negative image of the game,” Garry Kasparaov told’s Serena Kutchinsky in a fireside chat at this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon. The discussion was primarily focused on Garry’s role as special consultant on the Netflix smash hit series The Queen’s Gambit. Series director Scott Frank recruited Garry to help bring the book by Walter Tevis to life, and Garry was happy to be part of a project that depicted chess in a positive light. “It basically destroyed the barriers for millions and millions of kids, especially girls, to enter the game,” Garry said.