The Queen’s Gambit: Hong Kong-raised grandmaster Anya Corke Allen hopes show can inspire more women to play chess

//The Queen’s Gambit: Hong Kong-raised grandmaster Anya Corke Allen hopes show can inspire more women to play chess

The Queen’s Gambit: Hong Kong-raised grandmaster Anya Corke Allen hopes show can inspire more women to play chess

They are both named “Anya”. One is an American actor who portrays a young chess prodigy in the hit Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, in which her character plays against and beats older men, and eventually travels to Russia.The other is a Hong Kong-raised, real-life child chess prodigy who also played against and beat older men and travelled to Russia – embracing its language and culture.Anya Corke Allen, though, is no real-life Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Their childhoods cannot…

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By | 2020-12-06T07:51:17+00:00 December 6th, 2020|Sport|Comments Off on The Queen’s Gambit: Hong Kong-raised grandmaster Anya Corke Allen hopes show can inspire more women to play chess