Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be… beautiful. It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable, so if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT (2020)
Luchenko’s the oldest player here, was World Champion before Elizabeth Harmon was born. He defeated the great Alekhine in an exhibition when he was a boy, played to a draw with Botvinnik, and crushed Bronstien in Havana.