The series is based on Walter Teefe’s 1983 book of the same name and revolves around Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, who made a splash in the male-dominated world of chess in the 1960s as a young woman.
In the series, a comparison is made between the character Taylor-Joy and the person Gaprindashvili. During one of Harmon’s matches, Soviet chess is said to have been the women’s world champion and, like Harmon, never played against men.
rude and deliberate
In response, the eighty-year-old chess player said that this was simply not true. “The claim that Gabrindashvili never played against men is blatantly false, as well as sexist and disparaging,” reads the chess star’s 25-page indictment. In 1968, the year the verdict was handed down, Gabrindashvili claimed, according to her claim, “I have already played against no less than 59 male chess players, 28 of them simultaneously in the same game. This also includes at least ten One of the great masters of that time and three (former) world champions.”
According to the indictment, Netflix “blatantly and deliberately” lied about Gaprindashvili’s performance simply to create more drama and highlight Harmon’s fictional performance. “And so Netflix ridiculed a real pioneer who actually played and beat the guys back then.”
The broadcast service, in turn, says that it “highly respects” Gabrindashvili and her career, but at the same time believes that these fees are useless and will do everything possible to fight them.