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Nona Gaprindashvili Sues Netflix Over 'Queen's Gambit' Slight

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Nona Gaprindashvili, a history-making chess champion, sued Netflix after a line in the series mentioned her by name and said she had "never faced men." She had, often.
In the final episode of "The Queen's Gambit," the wildly popular Netflix series, an announcer delivers chess play-by-play and commentary while the show's fictional heroine, portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy, competes in a climactic tournament in Moscow.

"The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex, and even that's not unique in Russia," the announcer intones, as a woman watching the match comes into focus.…
Matt Stevens
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