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Nona Gaprindashvili, Chess Legend, Sues Netflix Over Portrayal in 'Queen's Gambit'

It says the show falsely suggested that the former female world champion never played competitive chess with men, and states that Gaprindashvili, now 80, competed against dozens of top male players, beating 28 of them.The suit focuses on a specific scene in the season finale where a commentator name-checks Gaprindashvili while narrating a match between protagonist Beth Harmon and fictional Russian Grandmaster Viktor Laev at the Moscow Invitational tournament.“Elizabeth Harmon’s not at all an

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It says the show falsely suggested that the former female world champion never played competitive chess with men, and states that Gaprindashvili, now 80, competed against dozens of top male players, beating 28 of them.The suit focuses on a specific scene in the season finale where a commentator name-checks Gaprindashvili while narrating a match between protagonist Beth Harmon and fictional Russian Grandmaster Viktor Laev at the Moscow Invitational tournament.“Elizabeth Harmon’s not at all an
Netflix for $5million over a line in The Queen’s Gambit.In the show’s finale, a line compares the accomplishments of fictional chess player Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) to Gaprindashvili – stating she’s never played chess against men.A character remarks: “Elizabeth Harmon’s not at all an important player by their standards. The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex.

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