Yes, I’m Nona Gaprindashvili, I’m Georgian. Yes, throughout my career, I played against male chess players and often defeated them, so I was honored to become the first female grandmaster among men, – Nona Gaprindashvili, a Georgian chess player, said about the decision of the California court.
A California court judge late last week rejected Netflix’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Georgian chess player Nona Gaprindashvili. Netflix had called for the lawsuit to be dropped, as it claims the series is a “work of art” and its creators are given a “wide-ranging artistic license by law.”
“To speak of the language of chess, the debut is won. In general, there are several essential conditions for success in life, as well as in sports: faith, a thirst for battle, professionalism, and the necessary qualifications, fans, and truth,” Gaprindashvili noted Friday.
“I defend my past life, nationality, and achievements that have been mistreated. I have felt the amazing support of my fans all my life. Professionalism, in this case, is reflected in the strong team of my Georgian and American lawyers, who have done an amazing job,” she said.
The chess player thanked the American court and many people in Georgia and around the world who had expressed their support and assistance, adding: “The fight continues until the final victory.”