CHESS ICON SUING NETFLIX FOR PORTRAYAL IN QUEEN’S GAMBIT

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Georgian chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix, saying 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 Gaprindashvili, now 80, 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”.