The Queens Gambit Leads To Surge In Chess Set Sales
If you're not sure what to purchase for Christmas this year, it could be a chess set. The Netflixseries The Queen's Gambit has been a smash hit, inspiring many of us to go out and buy chess sets in the hopes of becoming the next Beth Harmon.
Although the premise may not sound fascinating, the series stars Anya Taylor Jor as chess prodigy Beth and her extraordinary talent.
Fans have fallen in love with the series' aesthetics and design, as well as a newfound enthusiasm for the sport, sending them to eBay in droves.
In the ten days following the show's release, there was a 273% increase in searches for 'chess sets' on eBay. That happens every six seconds. Nouman Qureshi, Toys Category Manager at eBay UK said:
We’re seeing shoppers turn to more traditional forms of entertainmentduring this second lockdown. ‘This includes a big uptake in the classic game of chess, which if things continue as they are, we might all be pros at by December 2.- Nouman Qureshi
Along with baking, it appears that we are all playing board games, and chess may be the new craze for 2020. The tale is based on Walter Tevis's book, and it has maintained its number one position on Netflix.
I HATE THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT!!!!!!! IT MAKES ME WANT TO LEARN CHESS BUT IK I'LL JUST BE WORLDS FRUSTRATED BC IK I'LL NEVER LEARN HOW TO PLAY HFJSKFKWKFKWKFKWKRKEKFKSKDKSKD- BryanGPonge
President Jabroni said, "Queens gambit made me want to play more chess. I am terrible at chess."
Stefana Marrón said:
Is it just me or do you also want to play chess to see if you’re a undiscovered prodigy? #QueensGambit- Stefana Marrón
Ender (@endercasts) said, "I watched The Queen's Gambit in its entirety in less than 24 hours and now I want to play chess."
Will you purchase a chess set?