Important Update: The creator & director of the show, Scott Frank, will be joining us for a private discussion after our public Zoom event tomorrow afternoon. Use the form below to purchase a ticket to the Private Event with Panelists. Tickets are selling out fast! Act now to reserve your spot!
Do you want to ask Garry Kasparov what it was like to be a star Russian chess player tailed by the KGB? Over the last month, stores have begun running out of chess sets as Scott Frank’s Queen’s Gambit has brought the world together through an obsession with a show about chess. Premiering on October 23rd, the show reached 62 million households in just 28 days, becoming Netflix’s most watched limited series of all time. To this day, it remains in the Top 10 category in 92 countries.
So why now? Why has Queen’s Gambit catapulted chess into public consciousness and what can we learn from it? On Friday, December 18th at 1 pm ET, RDI is excited to host Garry Kasparov, a special consultant to The Queen’s Gambit & former World Chess Champion alongside Annie Duke, a former Poker World Champion to discuss the show and the nature of top-level international competition. The conversation will be moderated by RDI Board member (and huge fan of the show), Fmr. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).
We hope you’ll join us for a fascinating and timely discussion! Watch the recording above.