The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis


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Beth Harmon becomes an orphan when her parents are killed in an automobile accident. At eight years old, she is placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where the children are given a tranquiliser twice a day. Plain and shy, she learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers that she is a chess genius.

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