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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


    Kim.. let me guess ur next tweet ...  "why i have never experienced an orgasm"

  • 2 years ago


    I think the reason she asks for Levon Aronian in particular as opposed to one of the more famous GMs such as Carlsen is because apparently she too is of Armenian descent and so she asks for him because he is Armenian.

  • 2 years ago


    wawit, erik is trying to set up shanky with Kim Kardashian? BWA HA HA! that made my day.

  • 2 years ago


    Celebrity involvement in chess can only help.  Besides, the game is for everyone who wants to play.  Good luck Kim!!!

  • 2 years ago


    kim on chess.com?? wow, imagine how many viewers per game she might have.

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    Interesting board with the curvature and all.

  • 2 years ago


    I think it was some guy called Hulk Hogan who once said "...don't matter whether you're the good guy or the bad guy, once they keep coming back for more...". I think she has done well to identify her assets (looks and popularity), and turned it into a Financial Empire in less than 10 years. We may not like all the things she does, but at least she does not climb the Financial Ladder by fraud, cheating, stealing other people's money, and other illegal activity like Lance Armstrong. 

  • 2 years ago


    I wouldn't mind checkmating her ;)

  • 2 years ago


    Be gentle people, any interest in the game is good for the sport.  Like they say bad publicity is good publicity.  And who is to say, that she isn´t a natural talent at chess.  Good move Kim !!!

  • 2 years ago


    Why feed her hype by even writing this story

  • 2 years ago


    i'm going to refrain from commenting to ensure that my posting priveleges aren't revoked. 

  • 2 years ago


    F***king awesome!

  • 2 years ago


    The woman is borderline genius.She says she don't know how to play chess.So she sets the board up wrong and make an illegal move can everyone see the brilliance in that.And it's all to get people like us talking.Way to go Kim you did it again.Plus she have a 250$ board.

  • 2 years ago


    She moves the Queen in black first move!!!! Not Bad :)

  • 2 years ago


    Just validates one of the main problems of our times, ie that brainless nobodies can and are claimed to be "celebrities" without contributing actually anything to this world. So sad that all the softa-gadgets permit them to stay at the centre of attraction, and there are people actually following them. 

  • 2 years ago


    Why would anyone be jealous of a woman like that? To me she is a bottom-feeder. Not everything is about physical appearance, which of course, no one here knows what I look like anyway. Why? Because I don't WANT that kind of attention. My character is literally the opposite of hers, which is why I feel the way I do. Vomit-worthy stuff...

  • 2 years ago


    The malignity and just plain jealousy in the comments here is hilarious lol.

  • 2 years ago


    Bishop and knights places are reversed and its not posible to move queen over pawns...

  • 2 years ago


    Her board is set up wrong. Really nice board though.

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