What you must know about the Netflix series based on the Tevis book “The Queen’s Gambit”

Mr. Shaibel the janitor is a terrible chess teacher.

I don’t know if novelist Walter Tevis intentionally wrote Mr. Shaibel as a terrible chess teacher ā€” which makes Beth Harmon’s fast learning more impressive ā€” or if he only knew terrible chess teaching, and wrote what he knew.

The TV series might set chess education back 50 years.