Soviet and Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili filed a lawsuit in the US court against Netflix for one episode in the mini-series The Queen’s Gambit.
“We have been working on the lawsuit for a long time, almost immediately after this series came out. In one of the episodes dating back to 1968, the commentator says that there is a chess player Nona Gaprindashvili who has never played with a male chess player. This is a wrong judgment,” said the plaintiff’s representative Maya Mtsariashvili.
The plaintiffs claim that by 1968 Gaprindashvili had played with more than 50 chess players around the world, including Dragolyub Velimirovich, Svetozar Gligorich, Boris Spassky, and Mikhail Tal.
In damages, she demands $5 million from the company and a refutation of the line from the series that she has never played with a male chess player.