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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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  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months 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.

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


  • 24 months ago


    Interesting board with the curvature and all.

  • 24 months 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. 

  • 24 months ago


    I wouldn't mind checkmating her ;)

  • 24 months 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 !!!

  • 24 months ago


    Why feed her hype by even writing this story

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


    F***king awesome!

  • 24 months 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.

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months 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. 

  • 24 months 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...

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


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

  • 24 months ago


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

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