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BTW, "perfect" means I didn't make any moves the computer thinks sucked. It does not mean I always played the best move.
Here is the game:
“The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex. And even that’s not unique in Russia. There’s Nona Gaprindashvili, but she’s the female world champion and has never faced men. My guess is Laev was expecting an easy win, and not at all the 27-move thrashing Beth Harmon just gave him.”
Note the camera focuses on an actor who looks like, and is obviously portraying, Gaprindashvili. The trouble is Gaprindashvili had played dozens of men by the time this scene is set in 1968. That year, for example, she placed third in an international tournament defeating seven out of nine opponents. All of them were male.
The suit contends...
Quote: Gaprindashvili lawsuit
Netflix brazenly and deliberately lied about Gaprindashvili’s achievements for the cheap and cynical purpose of ‘heightening the drama’ by making it appear that its fictional hero had managed to do what no other woman, including Gaprindashvili, had done.
Thus, in a story that was supposed to inspire women by showing a young woman competing with men at the highest levels of world chess, Netflix humiliated the one real woman trail blazer who had actually faced and defeated men on the world stage in the same era.
The suit also takes issue with the show inferring she is Russian...
Piling on additional insult to injury, Netflix described Gaprindashvili as Russian, despite knowing that she was Georgian, and that Georgians had suffered under Russian domination when part of the Soviet Union, and had been bullied and invaded by Russia thereafter.
Netflix seems surprised...
Netflix has only the utmost respect for Ms. Gaprindashvili and her illustrious career, but we believe this claim has no merit and will vigorously defend the case.
Does Gaprindashvili have a case? Probably not. She was certainly ill treated by the script, but she's also a public figure (the suit is being filed in California). My guess is that, like the chess players in the show, she doesn't have much money and doesn't like Hollywood making millions while slapping her in the face.
She's asking for $5,000,000. I doubt Netflix wants to establish such a precedent, but they could probably settle out of court for a lot less.
Full Story at LA Times
I liked your game. After playing many social and low-level tournaments over a number of years, I couldn't quite work out why I wasn't improving. I think I finally worked out why. I think it's because chess is a combination of memory and skill. I was purely relying on skill 🤷Quote: teliot
Okay, I recorded myself playing a game of online blitz chess. At LiChess.org I am "Happy_Puppy." It's ugly, but I found it surprisingly easy to comment during the game.link to original post
I'm also not a lawyer.
Netflix could have obviously just made up a fictitious character in place of the Plaintiff, but clearly enough meant to represent the Plaintiff, and the Plaintiff would have likely had no case whatsoever.
If you want to talk about actual trailblazers in women's chess, let's talk Vera Menchik. Upon entering the Carlsbad 1929 tournament, 5th seed Albert Becker derisively suggested that any man who loses to her should be forced to join the "Vera Menchik Club". Shortly after, he became its founding member :D
Or Judit Polgar, who unfortunately gets treated as a bit of a pariah because she not only eschewed the segregated "women's circuit" but became a living rebuke of it. But of course she came after the time the show was set in.