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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 years ago


    No stopping the publicity-bandwagon! Smile

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  • 2 years ago


    Dunno if anyone has noted this but maybe she asked Aronian because he is Armenian and she is of Armenian descent?

  • 2 years ago


    Thank you for repping Chess in a positive way.

  • 2 years ago


    I'm so confused. How exactly did the black queen get to that square from d8? And what kind of fancy moves let you switch the black bishop and knight? I guess she really does need some lessons. ;)

  • 2 years ago


    hilarious. jesterville cautions us all to avoid judgement on that vapid c-nut and then condemns all americans a day later. 

  • 2 years ago


    Kim gonna be a chess master one day

  • 2 years ago


    Oh please...let those without sin cast the first stone. She is being critised because she carries herself loosely? She is pregnant out of wedlock? Do you know how many girls go through the North American High School System and come out a virgin...0...and what does 50% Divorse rate say? It certainly says nothing about the % that is also cheating on their wives/husbands...or what % is only in the relationship for money? The whole of North America is driven by greed, corruption and prostitution...yet we come down on Kim, as though she should act like Mother Theresa while living in the Land of Immorality?

  • 2 years ago


    Now I understand Aronian's current form

  • 2 years ago


    its a gud thing and v should encourage her ....

  • 2 years ago


    do it! do it!Laughing

  • 2 years ago


    Aronian?-just look at his last game....Kim -if You really want THE BEST coach-i can teach You (of course-FOR FREE).I can teach any GIRL (for free) if she really WANTS IT Embarassed-I'm SIMPLY THE BEST (as You can see I'm THE BIGGEST" FISCH " ).Go on !EmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassed

  • 2 years ago



    I hope this cancer doesn't spread chronic illness to the game of chess......"

    Great metaphor, Gannicus, and Nimzo, I saw your edited comment and I agree. Oh, well...

  • 2 years ago


    I get what you're saying, Erik, and you are obviously someone who can separate the person from the game (or the talent or the job or the task at hand or whatever; my brother's the same way). I'm definitely not someone who does that when given the choice--especially in relation to my life's work. My choice will take all aspects into consideration--and at the forefront: someone's character. Obviously, sometimes we don't have a choice and we must separate the two, just as one often has to work with conflicting personalities and styles. That's not what this is, as I see it.

    I guess my take of Chess.com's place in the world is different than yours, and since you founded Chess.com, the decisions are up to you and Jay, of course! But, as you know, not all of us will agree with them or embrace them. To me, for the most part, Chess.com is a site of integrity, and in my opinion (obviously, from my previous comments) her sponsored affiliation would defile that. But it's not my site, so...

    In comparison, I also have trouble with Warner Bros. having butchered the Harry Potter story, but they're based on J.K. Rowling's books, and if she was all right with what they did with the adaptations--well...

  • 2 years ago


    Well said, Erik Laughing.

  • 2 years ago


    I'm willing to support anyone learning and playing chess! If a celebrity wants to give some exposure to our game, let her. I'm not condoning or promoting anything other than chess :)

  • 2 years ago


    Yeah, good luck...

  • 2 years ago


    Many people say if we don't know someone face-to-face, on a personal level, that we don't know them at all. Even if all we were to do was judge by an "image," her "image" could bring attention to chess, but in a trashy way. Considering we live in a predominantly trashy world...well...

    We also didn't know Hitler or Osama Bin Laden face-to-face, and man, were they "celebrities." They may have liked puppies and kittens, could tell a good joke, and some women may have even considered them sexually attractive (?), but somehow I don't think they would've been a positive image for chess either, and they probably played it! The fact that someone is a "celebrity" doesn't mean it's positive attention.

    As far as Kim and her "image" (though it's not image except for all the makeup; we see how she goes about most of her life), she hasn't harbored a terrorist cell or headed a holocaust, but what she has done is promoted exploitation, shallow living and thinking, capitalized on her fame which started with her porn film, and repeatedly gets married as often as she changes her false eyelashes so she can get pregnant in wedlock (as though this matters, considering how she's conducted herself; how absurd).

    She's to be respected because she was able to "build an empire" and rake in exhorbitant amounts of money? It's only because she created a platform for herself by having a famous father, then with pornographic behavior, and then floated to the top of the trash heap because people are hungry for this kind of garbage. This isn't "fraudulent" and she didn't steal what millions of people gave her WILLingly, but it's not better by any stretch of the imagination, in my opinion. We have certainly become a society completely enamored with "all things shallow:" money, fame, power, toys of all kinds, and sex appeal, regardless of how they are achieved, by whom and what the long-term effects are. So, yeah, let's affiliate her with chess and Chess.com--the family site. And then, once she has a child and wants to teach him/her how to play chess, let's be SURE to use her and her child to promote ChessKID.com! Who wouldn't be all for THAT? People behave degenerately, then are ultimately idolized, immitated and sought after for all the shallow reasons. Are we using our heads here? If so, I'm inclined to ask which one?

  • 2 years ago


    "It amuses me and amazes me how people get so passionate about these things as I do not understand very well how people are interested in entities they only know vicariously.   Especially if they did not do anything particularly malicious to hurt other people.

    I just hope that it isn't an alcoholic beverage next to her as she is pregnant."


    Actually, we really don't know much about anyone, do we? Sports Teams, Movies Stars, Entertainers, Singers etc...we really don't know any of them...yet we love/hate them, follow them like fleas, buy stuff because we want to look like them etc. We really don't know if they are murderers, rapists, child molesters, racists etc....until they become careless...and show their true selves...

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    It amuses me and amazes me how people get so passionate about these things as I do not understand very well how people are interested in entities they only know vicariously. Innocent  Especially if they did not do anything particularly malicious to hurt other people.

    I just hope that it isn't an alcoholic beverage next to her as she is pregnant.

  • 2 years ago


    I was hoping the good guys in the Chess world would at least try to stay away from filth such as this.

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