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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Spurs Boom in Sales of Chess Sets, Books

The centuries-old game of chess is suddenly cool — thanks to Netflix hit “The Queen’s Gambit.” In the three weeks after “The Queen’s Gambit” premiered, unit sales of chess sets jumped 87% in the U.S. and chess book sales rose an eye-popping 603%, according to research firm NPD Group. The spike comes after years of […]

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