What's the Difference between The Queen's Gambit the Book and The Queen's Gambit the TV Show?

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The Queen's Gambit

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Released: 1983
Author: Walter Tevis

The Queen's Gambit

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Released: 2020
Creator: Scott Frank
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In the Book In the TV Show
Beth Harmon
Beth Harmon
Portrayed by: Anya Taylor-Joy
Benny Watts
Benny Watts
Portrayed by: Thomas Brodie-Sangster
William Shaibel
William Shaibel
Portrayed by: Bill Camp
Harry Beltik
Harry Beltik
Portrayed by: Harry Melling
Alma Wheatley
Alma Wheatley
Portrayed by: Marielle Heller
Kentucky tournament officials
Matt and Mike
Portrayed by: Matthew and Russel Lewis
Jolene DeWitt
Jolene
Portrayed by: Moses Ingram
Un-named tournament officials
Matt and Mike
Portrayed by: Matthew and Russell Louis
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In the Book In the TV Show
   Beth was home alone when her mother died. Beth was in her mother's car when she crashed it into an oncoming truck.
   The girls in Methuen Home were given tranquilizers twice a day They were only shown getting the pills once a day.
   Beth hears a boy named Ralph in the Boys area yelling “you're all cocksuckers!” Jolene says this. There were no boys in the orphanage.
   Mr. Shaibel cut Beth's hair. One of the female staff cut Beth's hair. They also burned her old clothes.
   The girls played volleyball in gym class. Jolene taught her how to play. No gym class is depicted.
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