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Kim Kardashian, "I Want To Learn How To Play Chess"

  • SonofPearl
  • on 1/13/13, 2:43 AM.

Kim-Kardashian.jpgThe model, actress and fashion designer Kim Kardashian caused a stir in chess circles yesterday when she tweeted, "I want to learn how to play chess. Wondering if Levon Aronian can teach me!"

The Armenian world #3 ranked player Lev Aronian is currently playing at the prestigious Tata Steel tournament in the Netherlands.  He re-tweeted Kim's plea but didn't respond.

Chess.com owner Erik Allebest was touched by Kim Kardashian's interest in the royal game and has offered to sponsor her chess tuition, recommending 21-year old US Grandmaster Sam Shankland as the ideal tutor!

So if you're reading this Kim, please tweet your interest to @chesscom and become part of the #1 online chess community!


A natural player? Kim Kardashian with a chess set (pic: The Telegraph)


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  • 2 months ago


    Illegal move!

  • 2 months ago


    WoW I had no idea.  I was called chess.com's kim kardashian in a post earlier today. I have to say this is surprising. If she wants to learn, more power to her! I wish her well and that she is surrounded by supportive people who lift her up as she learns to play.

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  • 3 months ago


    I didn't expect that she want to play chess. I whis her good luck and much pleasure with Chess :)

  • 19 months ago


    1....Qe5, that classic responce. The Kardashian defence. I'm hoping not in responce to 1. d4

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  • 2 years ago


    kim is interested to play chess, let her learn from the basics.  she wants Aronian, to be her chess tutor and chessmate well its ok. hope they dont become sexmate. lol.  surely Levon will have to a lot from Kim from the basics to advance "moves". lol. :-)

  • 2 years ago


    "I'd mate her after a few of my moves"

    lol good one

  • 2 years ago


    Lol. You remind me of the Seinfeld episode where he stops dating the girl because her hands are like a man's. Hilarious!!

  • 2 years ago



  • 2 years ago


    hi Ms Kim. If you don't need the wobble chess board and set, can you give it to me? I can teach you chess in exchange.

  • 2 years ago


    there is no chess in her future. period. 

    it was a throwaway tweet ****that she paid someone to write**** designed to garner her some cred with her vapid, brainless fans. women in their first trimester are so hormoned out with baby fever that sitting down with a book and a board would be the absolute last thing on their mind. 

    i'd love to hear a female chess player's perspective on the 'issue.'

  • 2 years ago


    Chess is larger than the narrow minded moral view of RookedOnChess.  There is nothing wrong with making money, looking out for yourself, being popular and beautiful, or even being risque.  Everyone's hero is someone else's villian.  Some view the pope negatively too.  Regardless of how Kim irks your personal hangups, she is an unqualified success and can bring attention and possibly funds to the community.  Those of you who think the game is not right for certain kinds of people are being too judgemental.  Chess can benifit from a rich and diverse player background, not just people you think can be future masters.

  • 2 years ago


    Lesson #1 you are only trying to mate the black king when you are the white pieces! Otherwise you need to mate the White king.

  • 2 years ago


    hi .. btw, this cool chess board is " Wobble chess set ", by Adin Mümma Smile

  • 2 years ago


    she has made millions of dollars, i think with that kind of acumen she may break 1300 

  • 2 years ago


    The photo is of Kim Kardashian with the chess set is from 2010 at a party held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.  So it's nothing to do with her chess tweet, but it was a useful pic to illustrate the article! Smile

  • 2 years ago


    Isn't it just a photoshopped image ? Undecided

  • 2 years ago


    Be nice people she is going to be a mother.

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