- 1. You know, most times when people
tell us something's for the best,
- 2. it's for the worst.
- 3. This time it's true, okay?
- 4. I'll be right back.
- 5. Hi, my name is Alice.
- 6. Um, is Paul home?
- 7. - I'm sorry, ma'am, this isn't a good time.
- Hey, what's going on?
- 8. - Paul, who is that?
- 9. Take Christopher back inside
- 10. - What are you doing here?
- I came to say you were right.
- 11. I was wrong.
- 12. - Beth's in the car, just so you are aware.
- No, Jesus! Alice!
- 13. It's been five years.
You can't just show up here!
- 14. - I came because I can't do this.
- Listen to me.
- 15. - Okay, I understand.
- I cannot.
- 16. - I feel that I am letting her down.
- You cannot be here. Listen to me.
- 17. I need you to get back in the car,
and you'll come back.
- 18. - We'll talk another time.
- We can't.
- 19. - We can talk now.
- No, we can't talk now.
- 20. No, you shouldn't have brought her here!
- 21. - Why did you bring her here?
- Because I need your help!
- 22. It's too late! Please go.
- 23. Mama?
- 24. Who was that?
- 25. A mistake.
- 26. A-A rounding error.
- 27. It's just a problem I gotta solve.
- 28. What problem?
- 29. What I do with you.
- 30. This whole house belong to you?
- 31. You're no orphan.
- 32. Not anymore.
- 33. You've been in Lexington this whole time?
- 34. Uh, Louisville.
- 35. What brought you back here?
- 36. You don't seem
to like answering your phone.
- 37. Mr. Shaibel died.
- 38. There's a funeral day after tomorrow.
- 39. we could go together.
- 40. Thank you.
- 41. Mm.
- 42. God, Beth.
- 43. Yeah.
- 44. I know.
- 45. I'm working as a paralegal.
- 46. - You went to college?
- I did, Kentucky State.
- 47. I got a Physical Education scholarship.
- 48. But when I found out
the school used to be called
- 49. the State Normal School
for Colored Persons,
- 50. it made me want to study history,
- 51. which pissed me off
way more than I already was.
- 52. That's hard to imagine.
- 53. I switched my major to Poli-Sci.
- 54. I'm saving up for law school.
- 55. I know, me, a lawyer,
- 56. but the world is fucked up.
- 57. And if I'm gonna change it,
I can't spend all my time
- 58. teaching white girls
how to hold a badminton racket.
- 59. - I'm gonna be a radical.
- Didn't know that was a career choice.
- 60. It will be.
- 61. Mm-hm.
- 62. Hm.
- 63. I still take them.
- 64. Looks like you're doing
more than pills, honey.
- 65. Haven't had anything today.
- 66. Not yet, anyway.
- 67. I'm supposed to go to Russia
at the end of the year.
- 68. - I'm afraid.
- Then don't go.
- 69. I have to go.
- 70. If I don't, there's nothing for me to do.
I'll just drink.
- 71. Well, looks like you do that anyway.
- 72. I need to quit the wine,
- 73. and the pills, and…
- 74. clean this place up.
- 75. That'd be a good place to start.
- 76. I have to study chess eight hours a day.
- 77. They want me to play in San Francisco,
be on The Tonight Show.
- 78. - I should probably do all of that.
- Who's they?
- 79. Chess Federation.
- 80. Oh.
- 81. But what I want…
- 82. is a drink.
- 83. If you weren't here,
I'd probably have a bottle of wine now.
- 84. You sound like Susan Hayward
in one of those movies.
- 85. I read about this pop artist once.
- 86. Bought an original drawing
- 87. When he got it home,
- 88. he took a piece of art gum, and just…
- 89. erased it…
- 90. leaving nothing but a blank page.
- 91. I remember being really shocked by that.
- 92. Now, I wonder if I haven't
somehow erased my own brain.
- 93. Let's pretend that you didn't
just compare yourself to Michelangelo.
- 94. And let's look at where you're at,
- 95. which after being here
all of five minutes,
- 96. looks like it's at the bottom
of a fucking hole.
- 97. It's looking a lot
like you dug it yourself.
- 98. My advice,
- 99. stop digging.
- 100. Well, maybe it's in my blood.
- 101. My mother went crazy.
- 102. Went crazy or always was?
- 103. I don't know.
- 104. She drink or any such?
- 105. No, never.
- 106. She gone.
- 107. Quit thinking about it.
It's not doing you any good.
- 108. Besides…
- 109. I got you a present.
- 110. It was me all along.
- 111. I was pissed at you for being adopted.
- 112. What about for being
a white trash, cracker bitch?
- 113. Who could forget?
- 114. How much does a paralegal make, anyway?
- 115. Not enough to buy this car,
if that's what you're wondering.
- 116. Was a gift
from one of the partners at the firm.
- 117. - Was it, now?
- 118. He wants to marry me,
- 119. soon as he divorces
the wife he's already got.
- 120. Sounds like a real peach.
- 121. He's white, too.
- 122. Rick, his name is.
He's teaching me how to play squash.
- 123. Squash?
- 124. A game rich white people play.
- 125. I bet you'd be good at it.
- 126. Whole firm is white.
They hired me to keep up with the times.
- 127. Instead of the usual Black cleaning woman,
they wanted a clean, Black woman,
- 128. with a nice ass and a good vocabulary.
- 129. - And you are very clean.
- 130. When I did the interview,
- 131. I made sure to use a lot of words
like "reprehensible" and "dichotomy."
- 132. They perked right up.
- 133. But I'm gone the second I pass the bar.
- 134. What I want is what you got.
- 135. You've been the best
at what you do for so long,
- 136. you don't even know
what it's like for the rest of us.
- 137. So, what will your fellow radicals think?
You being with a rich white lawyer?
- 138. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
- 139. A trailer?
- 140. Wow, you really were the gold standard
- 141. for white-trash girls everywhere,
- 142. My mama came from money.
- 143. Then she married into more of it.
- 144. Then how did y'all end up way out here?
- 145. It's complicated.
- 146. I'll say.
- 147. You wanna go in?
- 148. Throw some rocks through the windows?
- 149. Choices have consequences.
- 150. No more chess.
- 151. You're here
because your parents made certain choices.
- 152. You will need to learn
- 153. to make different choices.
- 154. I just realized I don't ever
wanna go back in there again.
- 155. "Come to me,
- 156. all who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest."
- 157. "Take my yoke upon you,
- 158. and learn from me,
- 159. for I am gentle and humble at heart."
- 160. Mrs. Deardorff isn't here.
- 161. None of them are.
- 162. Deardorff fell and broke her hip.
- 163. Right after you left.
- 164. She had to walk with a cane after.
- 165. Was never the same.
- 166. Made me almost believe in God.
- 167. I didn't know William Shaibel,
- 168. but I'm told he was not a religious man,
so much as a solitary man.
- 169. None of them are crying.
- 170. And I'm told that for the past 23 years…
- 171. They all look like
they're waiting in line at the bank.
- 172. - …Methuen Home for girls…
- You okay?
- 173. - He performed his duties…
- I feel bad.
- 174. …quietly and diligently.
- 175. I owed him ten dollars.
- 176. Shh!
- 177. Jolene.
- 178. The director of the Methuen Home,
Helen Deardorff, says that…
- 179. he was beloved by the staff
and students alike,
- 180. that he had an admirable work ethic.
- 181. I changed my mind.
- 182. I'll only be a minute.
- 183. You should be in chapel, young lady.
- 184. Yes, ma'am.
- 185. Beth?
- 186. Oh, honey.
- 187. Aw, did you bite off
more than you can chew?
- 188. Aw, it's okay.
- 189. Shh. It's all right.
- 190. What we would really like
from you, Elizabeth,
- 191. would be some kind of statement.
- 192. Statement?
- 193. Christian Crusade would like you
to make your position public,
- 194. in a world where so many keep silent.
- 195. What position is that?
- 196. As we know, the spread of communism
- 197. is also the spread of atheism.
- 198. I suppose so.
- 199. Oh, it's not a matter of supposing.
- 200. It's a matter of fact,
of Marxist-Leninist fact.
- 201. The Holy Word is anathema to the Kremlin,
- 202. and the atheists who sit there.
- 203. - I have no quarrel with that.
- 204. What we want
is a statement to that effect.
- 205. - To the press?
- 206. We had something prepared. There you go.
- 207. I'm a chess player.
- 208. Of course you are.
But you're also a Christian.
- 209. I'm not sure about that.
- 210. I have no intention
of saying anything like this.
- 211. - Why not?
- Because it's fucking nonsense?
- 212. Christian Crusade
has already invested a good deal of money.
- 213. We paid
for your last trip to San Francisco.
- 214. We were all very proud of you.
- 215. And we've already spent a good deal more
on your upcoming trip to the Soviet Union.
- 216. Okay.
- 217. Fine.
- 218. I'll give it all back.
- 219. I hope you know what you're doing, dear.
- 220. Oh, it's official now.
- 221. You're crazy.
- 222. You are out of your fucking mind.
- 223. Maybe. Probably.
- 224. But I did it,
and it's too late to undo it.
- 225. - Are the tickets paid for?
- 226. Nothing's paid for.
- 227. You understand you gotta pay Intourist
for the hotel in advance?
- 228. I know that.
- 229. I have 2,000 in my bank account.
- 230. It would be more,
but I've been keeping up the house.
- 231. It's gonna take a thousand more
to do it, at least that.
- 232. - I was wondering—
- I don't have it.
- 233. What do you mean?
- 234. - You've got money.
- I don't have it.
- 235. Did you gamble it all away?
- 236. What difference does it make?
- 237. You can call the Federation
or the State Department.
- 238. The Federation doesn't like me.
- 239. They think I haven't done as much
for chess as I could've.
- 240. Should have gone on Tonight,
- 241. Benny, come on.
I don't wanna go to Russia by myself.
- 242. - Benny?
- Are you kidding me?
- 243. - What?
- First, you don't come back to New York,
- 244. and you basically tell me
- 245. that you'd rather be a drunk
than be with me.
- 246. Now you pull this crap?
- 247. No, you can fucking well go alone.
- 248. Maybe I shouldn't have done it.
- 249. Maybe I didn't have
to give the money back.
- 250. Maybe? Maybe is a loser's word, Beth.
- 251. - Benny…
- Don't call me anymore.
- 252. What money the Federation
has comes from the magazine.
- 253. Four hundred dollars
is the most we could possibly spare.
- 254. State Department, please hold.
- 255. - Thought you said you could play.
- I said I'm learning.
- 256. - Cultural Affairs, O'Malley speaking.
- 257. Oh, my God, I won!
- 258. Three thousand dollars?
- 259. Yes, straight away.
- 260. I'll see what I can do.
- 261. - I'll get back to you in an hour.
- An hour?
- 262. No dice.
- 263. I'm terribly sorry.
- 264. There's no way government funds
can be handed out to you
- 265. without more time and approval.
- 266. Don't you have some petty cash
- 267. I don't need funds
to undermine the government in Moscow.
- 268. I just need…
- 269. money for my trip.
- 270. I'm sorry. I'm really sorry,
- 271. but we will be sending
one of our men with you.
- 272. Keep you safe.
- 273. Keep me safe?
- 274. - I shouldn't have bought the house.
- Or all those dresses.
- 275. Three thousand is a lot.
- 276. It's expensive to go to Moscow.
- 277. I'll give it to you.
- 278. What?
- 279. No, you just said it's a lot of money.
- 280. I have it and more. I've been saving.
- 281. You need it for law school.
- 282. I do.
- 283. And you'll give it back…
- 284. when you win.
- 285. What if I don't win?
- 286. It's still worth it.
- 287. Or you could give me the black dress.
- 288. Or the purple one. I like them both.
- 289. You're like…
- 290. my guardian angel.
- 291. For crying out loud.
- 292. Hey, Beth.
- 293. Fuck you.
- 294. Shaibel isn't the only one
who kept after you all these years.
- 295. I know how you lost to Benny Watts
in Vegas and then beat him in Ohio.
- 296. I read the papers.
- 297. Even on a group trip into town,
I spent my ice cream money
- 298. on the damn chess magazine
had your ugly face on it.
- 299. For a time,
- 300. I was all you had.
- 301. And for a time,
- 302. you was all I had.
- 303. We weren't orphans.
- 304. Not as long as we had each other.
You understand what I'm saying?
- 305. I'm not your guardian angel.
- 306. I'm not here to save you.
- 307. Hell, I can barely save me.
- 308. I'm here because you need me to be here.
- 309. That's what family does.
- 310. That's what we are.
- 311. Someday, I might need you.
- 312. It's doubtful.
- 313. But you never know.
- 314. But if I do…
- 315. you'll come, won't you?
- 316. I might.
- 317. You been to Russia before?
- 318. Have you?
- 319. Once or twice.
- 320. There's a few rules.
- 321. One, stay in your hotel
at all times unless you're with me.
- 322. Two, do not answer your door
or your phone, unless it's me.
- 323. How will I know it's you
if I don't answer it?
- 324. Three,
- 325. no drinking.
- 326. You just offered me a drink.
- 327. That was a test.
- 328. Let me know if any of the Russian players
tries to speak with you.
- 329. In particular, Vasily Borgov.
- 330. He sends a signal in any way,
or sends a note,
- 331. I wanna know immediately.
- 332. What exactly would a signal look like?
- 333. Could be anything.
- 334. - He could do it in one of your matches.
- 335. I don't know.
- 336. I don't play chess.
- 337. Just be on the lookout.
- 338. I'm told they may wanna talk.
- 339. Talk about what?
- 340. What part of the State Department
did you say you were from again?
- 341. That the chess player?
- 342. She looks like Ann-Margret.
- 343. Let's hope the Russians like redheads.
- 344. This is definitely better than mine.
- 345. Remember, stay in your room at all times.
- 346. Do not leave the hotel
unless you're with me.
- 347. I'll get you in the morning.
- 348. Will you knock two times fast
and one time slow?
- 349. Good one.
- 350. Welcome to Russia.
- 351. Yes.
- 352. This will do nicely.
- 353. In the words of Thomas Huxley,
- 354. "The chessboard is the world,
- 355. the pieces are
the phenomena of the Universe,
- 356. the rules of the game
- 357. are what we call the laws of Nature,
- 358. and the player on the other side
- 359. is hidden from us."
- 360. Ladies and gentlemen, dear comrades,
- 361. please welcome…
- 362. Elizabeth Harmon...
- 363. Thank you.
- 364. As far as
they knew, Harmon wasn't at their level.
- 365. Someone like Laev
- 366. probably didn't spend a lot of time
preparing for their match.
- 367. Elizabeth Harmon's not at all
an important player by their standards.
- 368. The only unusual thing about her,
really, is her sex.
- 369. And even that's not unique in Russia.
There's Nona Gaprindashvili,
- 370. but she's the female world champion
and has never faced men.
- 371. My guess is
Laev was expecting an easy win,
- 372. and not at all the 27-move thrashing
Beth Harmon just gave him.
- 373. Um, yeah.
- 374. Um…
- 375. Yeah? Okay.
- 376. Um…
- 377. Beth Harmon's games
with Hellstrom and Shapkin were rigorous,
- 378. and I'm sure,
for the young American, rather exhausting.
- 379. But there was a solidity
to her opening moves
- 380. that she was able to maintain
through the middlegame,
- 381. and on to the point each of them resigned.
- 382. Hellstrom, it must
be said, clearly took it rather hard.
- 383. Didn't speak to Harmon afterwards.
- 384. Shapkin, however,
was very decent, very civilized,
- 385. and took his loss with grace,
- 386. even though Harmon's win over him
was decisive and merciless.
- 387. Vodka?
- 388. Nyet.
- 389. Luchenko's the oldest player here,
- 390. was World Champion
before Elizabeth Harmon was born.
- 391. He defeated the great Alekhine
in an exhibition when he was a boy,
- 392. played to a draw with Botvinnik
and crushed Bronstein in Havana.
- 393. And while he's no longer
the tiger he once was,
- 394. he's a dangerous player
when allowed to attack.
- 395. Harmon will have to be very careful.
- 396. I don't understand.
Did we win, or did we lose?
- 397. We adjourned.
- 398. Meaning?
- 399. Meaning we didn't finish.
- 400. So, uh…
- 401. when do we finish?
- 402. Tomorrow.
- 403. But right now, we really need some sleep.
- 404. And maybe she takes with check.
- 405. He takes back.
- 406. But then she takes his rook.
- 407. So what? He's got h5.
- 408. Yes, that's a nasty pin.
- 409. And she's done.
- 410. - Oh, good evening.
- Good evening.
- 411. Harmon had her 90 minutes of play,
and Luchenko had the same,
- 412. along with 35 minutes
he had left from the day before.
- 413. This put three things against her.
- 414. Luchenko having the white pieces,
- 415. his still unstopped attack…
- 416. and that extra allotment of time.
- 417. So, it was all the more impressive
- 418. when she beat him with 25 minutes
still on her clock.
- 419. Excellent.
- 420. What a brilliant recovery.
- 421. I resign with relief.
- 422. I've played your games
since I was a small girl.
- 423. I've always really admired you.
- 424. You are how old again?
- 425. - I'm twenty—
- Oh, no. Don't tell me.
- 426. It will only drive a stake
through my heart.
- 427. I went over your games
at this tournament.
- 428. You are a marvel, my dear.
- 429. I may have just played
the best chess player of my life.
- 430. You will get used to it.
- 431. Thank you.
- 432. So far, Harmon
is proving to be the biggest attraction
- 433. since the Youth Festival in 1957.
- 434. Some in Moscow are even calling her
an ambassador of sorts.
- 435. This evening she played
the English opening against Flento,
- 436. a sequence I've always found
to be like the Sicilian in reverse.
- 437. He's nowhere near her level,
- 438. and I don't think she expected
the game to go on for nearly four hours.
- 439. But Flento put up quite a fight
along the two main diagonals,
- 440. and played the Four Knights Variation
with a sophistication that looked,
- 441. for a while at least,
like it was far beyond Harmon's.
- 442. But by the middlegame,
she'd traded herself out of that position,
- 443. and ultimately forced Flento to resign.
- 444. The result being
- 445. she could come to her match
with Borgov tomorrow, exhausted.
- 446. You shouldn't have brought her.
Why did you bring her here?
- 447. - Because I need your help!
- It's too late!
- 448. - Who was that?
- A mistake.
- 449. A-A rounding error.
- 450. It's just a problem I gotta solve.
- 451. What problem?
- 452. What I do with you.
- 453. Mama?
- 454. Close your eyes.
- 455. Elizabeth Harmon plays pawn to Queen four.
- 456. Borgov plays pawn to Queen four.
- 457. Harmon plays pawn to Queen Bishop four.
- 458. The Queen's Gambit.
- 459. Borgov declines,
- 460. moves pawn to King four.
- 461. Borgov's
second move is a bit of a surprise.
- 462. Normally, Borgov would do
something more solid,
- 463. but here, he's going against his own style
and playing a rare line to win.
- 464. He must win.
- 465. Harmon's response
was a complete deviation from the Albin,
- 466. which must've surprised him right back,
- 467. whilst allowing her
to get out into the open.
- 468. Now, the two of them can fight it out
from here with their own wits.
- 469. Knight to G6. Go!
- 470. Knight to G6!
- 471. Adjourn.
- 472. Miss Harmon, Miss Harmon!
- 473. Paris Match, Time Magazine,
The Observer, Reuters, UPI…
- 474. You're bigger than The Monkees.
- 475. Please, I just wanna go to sleep.
- 476. Don't be like that.
- 477. It'd be good to talk to them.
- 478. Tell them that being in Russia
has made you feel lucky to be an American.
- 479. Ms. Harmon!
- 480. Hi, Dick Evans from Time.
Do you have a minute?
- 481. That depends.
Will you put me on the cover?
- 482. - Hmm. Are you going to beat him?
- I haven't made any mistakes so far.
- 483. Hm. Neither has he.
- 484. Is it true you learned how to play
at an orphanage when you were two?
- 485. - I was nine.
- Such a young age. Who taught you?
- 486. His name was Shaibel.
- 487. William Shaibel.
- 488. He was a janitor.
We played in the basement.
- 489. - The janitor taught you to play chess?
- That's right.
- 490. William Shaibel was a fine player.
- 491. He spent a lot of time at it,
and he was quite good.
- 492. Now, will you please
promise to print that?
- 493. Absolutely. Thank you.
- 494. Yes, yes. Sure.
- 495. Thank you.
If you'll excuse me, I'm very tired.
- 496. Excuse me, Miss Harmon,
I'm with the Lexington Herald-Leader.
- 497. Our readers back home in Kentucky
would like to know if it's true.
- 498. That you're here all by yourself?
- 499. How did you even get a visa so fast?
- 500. The newspaper helped me.
- 501. I'm an associate editor now.
- 502. And the Moscow Embassy.
- 503. - Really?
- 504. I'm guessing
they thought I'd distract you.
- 505. If they only knew.
- 506. I know you were angry with me.
- 507. And I'm sorry.
- 508. I should've told you the whole story.
- 509. No.
- 510. I'm sorry.
- 511. I should have let you.
- 512. I will admit…
- 513. I was a little…
- 514. confused.
- 515. You really are something.
- 516. But, um, what I really wanted
was for us to be friends.
- 517. And you kind of broke my heart.
- 518. I have a way of doing that.
- 519. Do you forgive me?
- 520. Clearly.
- 521. Consider me your second. What do we need
to do to help you beat Borgov?
- 522. Well, what I need are…
- 523. the pills.
- 524. The booze. I need my mind cloudy to win.
- 525. - I can't visualize the games without them.
- 526. - You think that's what brought you here?
- I think that's what I'm used to.
- 527. Yeah, but you've been doing fine
without all that.
- 528. - Haven't you?
- Yes, I…
- 529. threw away the pills.
- 530. And then I asked the front desk
where I could get more.
- 531. I just really need them right now.
- 532. Or I thought I did.
- 533. Hey.
- 534. Lady, you were out!
- 535. What time is it?
- 536. It's late.
- 537. Thank you.
- 538. I'll get it. Drink your coffee.
- 539. Yes, put him through.
- 540. You all there?
- 541. I'll put her on.
- 542. - Hello?
- If he goes for the knight,
- 543. hit him with a king rook pawn.
- 544. Benny?
- 545. If he goes for the bishop,
do the same thing,
- 546. but open up your queen file.
- 547. How do you know?
- 548. It's in the Times.
- 549. It's 7 a.m. here,
- 550. but we've been working on it
for three hours.
- 551. We?
- 552. Hi, Beth.
- 553. Hi, Harry.
- 554. - It's really nice to hear your voice.
- Oh, well, hang on.
- 555. Hey, Beth! Hey!
- 556. - It's Mike!
- It's Matt!
- 557. We're so proud of you!
- 558. All right. Hey, assholes,
this is costing me a bundle.
- 559. Beth, listen to me,
you gotta open up that file, okay?
- 560. How do I do that?
- 561. There are four ways,
depending on what he does,
- 562. and we've each been working a way through.
- 563. You have it handy?
- 564. Yes, I do. Yes.
- 565. Great, okay. Well, let's start
with his knight to rook four.
- 566. We push that king knight pawn.
You got that?
- 567. - Yes.
- Great. I'll pass you back to Harry.
- 568. There are three things
you might do now.
- 569. So, after the queen to knight three,
- 570. you play knight to king six,
- 571. then if he plays rook to rook five,
then you play pawn to king three.
- 572. Another variation: If he plays
knight takes pawn on king five,
- 573. then you take the rook.
- 574. But if he plays rook to rook seven,
- 575. check, then play rook to bishop two.
- 576. Harmon! Harmon!
- 577. Harmon! Harmon! Harmon!
- 578. Benny?
- 579. It's almost five here.
- 580. Okay.
- 581. Go beat him.
- 582. Borgov withdraws his queen to G6.
- 583. Harmon's knight boldly invades E6.
- 584. Borgov attacks Harmon's king-pawn.
- 585. Shit.
- 586. - He's not doing what he's supposed to do.
- 587. Draw?
- 588. Borgov never offers draws,
but he's offering Elizabeth Harmon one.
- 589. If she accepts,
- 590. she leaves the stage in a tie
with the world champion.
- 591. If they play on,
- 592. once the dust settles
and the endgame emerges,
- 593. she could find herself
in a very different position.
- 594. Borgov is death on endgames.
- 595. He's famous for it.
- 596. Harmon, on the other hand, is not.
- 597. She's more known
for coming up early and strong,
- 598. demoralizing her opponents from the start.
- 599. So, I think she should accept the draw.
- 600. The world will see it
as a solid achievement.
- 601. A draw, however, is not a win.
- 602. The one thing
we know about Elizabeth Harmon
- 603. is that she loves to win.
- 604. That was
the point of the sequence,
- 605. beginning with the bishop,
cutting down the scope of the rook
- 606. by forcing it to a less threatening rank.
- 607. The question is…
- 608. what will she do now?
- 609. It's your game.
- 610. Take it.
- 611. She won!
- 612. Thank you.
- 613. Good for you, cracker.
- 614. Good for you.
- 615. Mm.
- 616. The president has invited you
to the White House.
- 617. There'll be a chess board
set up in the Oval Office,
- 618. and, of course,
a photo-op of you kicking his ass.
- 619. Texas being more of a checkers state.
- 620. And there's a dinner tonight
at the Russian Chess Club in Georgetown.
- 621. A lot of prominent dissidents belong, so…
- 622. we've prepared a list of talking points.
- 623. It's a big deal.
- 624. Beating the Soviets at their own game.
- 625. Could you stop the car, please?
- 626. I'd like to walk.
- 627. To the airport?
- 628. You're gonna miss the fli—
- 629. Harmon?
- 630. Liza Harmon?
- 631. Da.
- 632. Harmon!
- 633. Liza!
- 634. Let's play.