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The Best Episodes of The Queen's Gambit

Every episode of The Queen's Gambit ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Queen's Gambit!

In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.

Genre:Drama
Network:Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Queen's Gambit" is "End Game", rated 9.2/10 from 13534 user votes. It was directed by Scott Frank and written by N/A. "End Game" aired on 10/23/2020 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Exchanges".

  • End Game
    9.2/10 13,534 votes

    #1 - End Game

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-10-23

    A visit from an old friend forces Beth to reckon with her past and rethink her priorities — just in time for the biggest match of her life.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Exchanges
    8.7/10 11,638 votes

    #2 - Exchanges

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-10-23

    Suddenly plunged into a confusing new life in suburbia, teenage Beth studies her high school classmates and hatches a plan to enter a chess tournament.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Openings
    8.4/10 12,455 votes

    #3 - Openings

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-10-23

    Sent to an orphanage at age 9, Beth develops an uncanny knack for chess — and a growing dependence on the green tranquilizers given to the children.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Doubled Pawns
    8.4/10 10,555 votes

    #4 - Doubled Pawns

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-10-23

    The trip to Cincinnati launches Beth and her mother into a whirlwind of travel and press coverage. Beth sets her sights on the U.S. Open in Las Vegas.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Middle Game
    8.4/10 10,238 votes

    #5 - Middle Game

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-10-23

    Russian class opens the door to a new social scene. In Mexico City, Beth meets the intimidating Borgov, while her mother cozies up to a pen pal.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Adjournment
    8.4/10 10,001 votes

    #6 - Adjournment

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-10-23

    After training with Benny in New York, Beth heads to Paris for her rematch with Borgov. But a wild night sends her into a self-destructive spiral.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A

  • Fork
    8.2/10 9,923 votes

    #7 - Fork

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-10-23

    Back home in Kentucky, a shaken Beth reconnects with a former opponent who offers to help sharpen her game ahead of the U.S. Championship.

    Director: Scott Frank

    Writer: N/A