Queen’s Gambit sparks world of online chess celebrities – BBC News

Queen’s Gambit sparks world of online chess celebrities – BBC News

A group of young, charismatic chess players have built huge audiences by streaming their games, with interest in chess spurred on by the success of Netflix drama the Queen’s Gambit.

Three of the world’s top chess streamers told the BBC about their new lives as chess celebrities.

They say that even for those who have played at a high level, competing in the international Chess Olympiad, it has still been hard to earn a living from chess – until recently.

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