Chess Star Sues Netflix Because Queen's Gambit Erased Her Accolades
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Female Soviet chess player Nona Gaprindashvili is suing for $5 million over a single line in the show
Female Soviet chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili is suing Netflix for $5 million after a scene in the hit show Queen's Gambit falsely claimed she had never played against men. In fact, she claims to have played and beaten dozens of men. In the suit, Gaprindashvili called the incorrect dialogue "grossly sexist".


The lawsuit was filed in LA district court on September 16 and is focused mostly on one scene in the Queen's Gambit. The popular Netflix show is about a fictional American chess player named Beth Harmon who rises up the ranks to become a globally successful chess legend. In the finale of the series, during one scene, a commentator watching Harmon play directly references real-life chess star Gaprindashvili and her…
Zack Zwiezen
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