In the popular series Queen’s gambit Existing games are re-enacted and the names of real chess stars are mentioned to make the scenes more believable for chess players. In one of those scenes, former chess star Nonna Gabrindashvili is also mentioned: This is done by a commentator comparing Gabrindashvili to the main character Beth Harmon: , the only thing unusual about her is her gender. And even this is not unique in Russia. There is Nonna Gabrindashvili, but she is the world champion and has never dealt with men. ”
According to Gaprindashvili, this claim is false which is why Netflix is suing for defamation. The 25-page indictment reads: “The claim that Gabrindashvili “never dealt with men is clearly false, but also grossly sexist and humiliating.” Gaprindashvili recalls that in 1968, the year the verdict was handed down on the series. She has already played against over 59 male chess players.The former chess star believes Netflix ridiculed her with this statement.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Netflix “intentionally” lied about Gaprindashvili’s performance in order to create more drama and better portray Harmon’s fictional performance.
Netflix has also responded to the world champion’s allegations. The streaming service says it has great respect for Gaprindashvili’s career, but makes it clear that it will do everything in its power to fight the accusations.
Queen’s gambit He portrays the fictional chess champion, Beth Harmon (played as a teenager by Anya Taylor-Joy). The American orphan admired her chess skills at the age of nine and then tried to break the dominance of the Soviet Union in this mind game. Read Here Our review.
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