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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!

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

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  • 23 months ago

    RookedOnChess

    Nimzo, I appreciate that you appreciate what I said, since I know I'm in the minority here, especially considering my comment will be thought to be simply because I'm a female. The fact is I would say the same thing if it had been a male celebrity of the same low calibre.

    P.S. You cracked me up with your "toll bridge" comment lol 

  • 23 months ago

    melvinbluestone

    This is hilarious! Some of these people seem to really have issues with this Kardashian lady. Who is she, anyway?

  • 23 months ago

    ohreeee

    she should see how long she can hold her breathe until... until she drowns

  • 23 months ago

    NimzoRoy

    RookedOnChess  

    Sorry, but as soon as I saw this, I wanted to vomit. Talk about discrediting a classy sport! Her presence would pull it to the gutter *sigh* She is one of the most self-serving, sleazy, full-of-herself people on the planet. I feel like chess has been REALLY soiled again :( I'm disappointed, but not surprised, that Chess.com wants her. Chess.com's membership is growing so exponentially, they don't need to drag it down by wanting her as part of it for "promo" purposes. All she wants to do is promote herself, 

    Anyone who believes this crap is anything but another self-serving publicity stunt should contact me ASAP as I'm currently trying to sell a very profitable toll bridge connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan.

    PS: I'm genuinely nauseated by the fact that Erik wants to do anything at all for this person instead of doing something to support a leading American GM like Nakamura or Kamsky.

  • 23 months ago

    wavesofdebris

    Yeah, guys, jeez, it's just a sweet thing for her to say & good for chess.  Can we rise above the stereotype everyone has of us?  Just for a minute?

  • 23 months ago

    RookedOnChess

    Sorry, but as soon as I saw this, I wanted to vomit. Talk about discrediting a classy sport! Her presence would pull it to the gutter *sigh* She is one of the most self-serving, sleazy, full-of-herself people on the planet. I feel like chess has been REALLY soiled again :( I'm disappointed, but not surprised, that Chess.com wants her. Chess.com's membership is growing so exponentially, they don't need to drag it down by wanting her as part of it for "promo" purposes. All she wants to do is promote herself, not chess or anything else. Chess.com will be defiled in a big way, and will become more of a joke than taken seriously if she steps in :(

    And yeah, the pieces aren't set up right (as was mentioned). Their only concern was trying to make her look classy (the word doesn't belong in the same sentence with her) for a classy game. Eeeeew...

  • 23 months ago

    Vivinski

    I'd mate her after a few of my moves

  • 23 months ago

    xiaOft

    1.Qe5

    I don't think that's a legal move, Kim.

  • 23 months ago

    luckypatzer

    Yeah she just wants aronian. And her knight and bishop are switched.

  • 23 months ago

    TamBria45

    I think she's carrying a baby, and drinking. Now that's a BAD move "Kim".

  • 23 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Setting up the pieces correctly would be a good start... Wink

    You're a true chess player if that's the first thing you check for in a photo featuring a chess-set... in the background. Innocent

    I recall reading recently in regards to a not-so-amusing fairplay incident that by pushing the right set of buttons, theoretically any Kardashian sister can become a GM. Wink

  • 23 months ago

    muztay

    I have the feeling that Levon "Women Can't Play Chess" Aronian mightn't be the best choice of teacher.

  • 23 months ago

    TamBria45

    Kim, I can teach you how to move my bishop up and down the board.

  • 23 months ago

    Twobit

    On one end, Kim (or her publicist) would never shy away from any opportunity to grab morsels of publicity. On the other hand, chess may benefit a little as well as whatever she does, thousands of Twitter zombies follow...a few of them may come to their senses and truly discover the beauty of chess.

  • 23 months ago

    Knight_e4

    I want to teach her :-)

  • 23 months ago

    steve_bute

    "Come on guys, she isn't interested in chess. She just hitting on the Armenian dude."

    Hey .... HEY ... we're in denial, keep out of this.

  • 23 months ago

    wantingtoimprove

    Come on guys, she isn't interested in chess. She just hitting on the Armenian dude. 

  • 23 months ago

    lbtr74aao

    If Aronian teach her chess , may be we can hope a match

    Kardashian vs Carlsen for a World Chess Championship in next year

  • 23 months ago

    Bobcat

    trade you swimming lessons! for chess lessons  Cool

  • 23 months ago

    lbtr74aao

    Lawdoginator

    What enormous hands she has!

     

    no it s the board that is small  

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