A US judge has ruled that Netflix must answer a defamation case over its hit series The Queen’s Gambit.
The streaming giant is accused of misrepresenting “one of the most significant career achievements” of chess master Nona Gaprindashvili.
She has taken issue with a line in the drama where a character claims, falsely, that she “never faced men”.
Lawyers said the error had “tarnished her personal and professional reputation” around the world.
The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy is the fictional story of the female chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. However, it features references to real life competitors including Gaprindashvili.