KBC Offline Quiz October 4: The term 'Gambit' is associated with which game?
The word "gambit" is derived from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning "to trip”. It was originally applied to chess openings in 1561 by Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura, from an Italian expression dare il gambetto (to put a leg forward in order to trip someone). The Italian word later went on to gain the Spanish form gambito that led to the French version gambit, which finally was adopted in English. The broader sense of "opening move meant to gain advantage" was first recorded in English in 1855. Interestingly, it is commonly played by white.
In 2020, a Netflix series titled ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ made news and people started recognising the word Gambit all across the globe. This coming-of-age period drama was based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. In fact, after merely four weeks it had gone on to become Netflix's most-watched scripted miniseries, making it Netflix's top show in 63 countries.
The questions asked on KBC Offline Quiz October 4 are: