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Woman who inspired "The Queen's Gambit" suing Netflix over her portrayal

Georgian chess icon Nona Gaprin-dash-vili is suing streaming service Netflix over defamation claims she was incorrectly portrayed in the hit series The Queen's Gambit.
 
The case refers to a sequence in the drama's final episode which says the now 80-year-old, had never played competitive chess with men.
 
The document says that by 1968, the year in which the episode is set, she had faced at least 59 male players.
 
Netflix said the claim had no merit and it would vigorously defend the case, adding that it had utmost respect for Gaprindashvili and her illustrious career.


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