14 Famous Chess Couples

14 Famous Chess Couples

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Chess is not a team game. It's an individual struggle between two minds to destroy each other -- at least, over the chessboard.

But that doesn't mean chess players have to be loners.

It's only natural that passionate chess players are drawn to others with the same interest in and deep understanding of the game.

Titled players have devoted so much of their lives to chess that often they find love connections with other very strong players.

Here are some of the best chess couples in the world today.

Let us know if you've found romance over the 64 squares in the comments or on Facebook.

1. GM Hikaru Nakamura and WFM Mariagrazia De Rosa

photo via Hikaru Nakamura

2. GM Anish Giri and IM Sopiko Guramishvili

photo by Joachim Schulze

3. IM Raja Panjwani and FM Alisa Melekhina

image via flickr

4. GM Yury Shulman and WIM Viktorija Ni

5.  GM Alex Yermolinsky and WGM Camilla Baginskaite

6. GM Levon Aronian and WIM Arianne Caoili

image via news AM

7. GM Susan Polgar and FM Paul Truong

image via wikipedia

8. GM Daniel Fridman and IM Anna Zatonskih

9. GM Erwin l'Ami and WGM Alina l'Ami

image via

10. GM Richard Rapport and WGM Jovana Vojinovic

11. GM Juan Bellon and GM Pia Cramling  

12. GM Maxim Rodshtein and WIM Tereza Olsarova



13. GM Peter Heine-Nielsen and GM Viktoria Cmilyte

image via natalia pogonina


14. GM Laurent Fressinet and IM Almira Skripchenko


Who is your favorite chess couple? 

Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.



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