Ladies Knight with Jen Shahade Featuring William Horberg LK025
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In a bonus episode of Ladies Knight, William Horberg, the Executive Producer of The Queen’s Gambit, talks to Jennifer Shahade about the long road to creating the hit Netflix series. He also talks about his first chess project, “Searching for Bobby Fischer” which he described as a “cult classic.”

Bill moves on to discussing some of his favorite parts of the Queen’s Gambit, and some things that may surprise you about the star of the Queen’s Gambit, Anya Taylor Joy, from her voracious reading habits to her Argentinian heritage. Lucky members of the US Chess Women community got a chance to know Anya a little more, when she gave some words of encouragement to our girls club.

William Horberg was also a producer on many projects you’re likely to have heard about including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain and the Kite Runner. See a full listing on his IMDB and follow him on twitter at

Find all episodes of Ladies Knight on Apple, our website or The show features music by artist and singer Juga of Learn more about the US Chess Women’s Initiative and everything we do to support girls and women in chess at

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