In the award-winning Netflix drama “The Queen’s Gambit,” Beth Harmon lies awake in bed and imagines a chess board on the ceiling. In the games she projects in the theater of her mind, rooks, pawns and the like skate across the checkered squares with blinding speed. The orphan prodigy considers every move. Her brain races; we see blurred paths of the advancements and reversals, the contrails of where Harmon’s thoughts start and end. She deliberates until she lands on an unassailable strategy and achieves the seemingly impossible: perfection.