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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Is Causing a National Chess Shortage. Here Are 5 Premium Sets You Can Still Buy.

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If you’ve spent any time on Netflix lately, then you’ve probably happened across The Queen’s Gambit. The miniseries tells the story of Elizabeth Harmon, an orphan chess prodigy who rises through the male-dominated world of chess in the 1960s. Over seven episodes, the show accomplishes something seemingly impossible—turning long, inscrutable games of chess into scintillating drama.

The series’ wild success—over 62 million people have now streamed it—isn’t just limited to mass binge-watching: Chess sets are now selling out across the country. Indeed, eBay has reportedly seen a 215 percent rise in chess sales since the show debuted. And the luxury sector has not been immune, either. E-commerce site 1stDibs reported a 100 percent increase in the sales of chess tables, boards and pieces compared to the same period last year.

Luckily, all is not lost for all aspiring grandmasters. Below, we’ve picked five high-end sets that you can still snap up. Made from premium materials, these gorgeous boards are design objects in their own right. More importantly, they’ll help you channel your inner Beth and finally master the Sicilian Defense.

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