Chess Doppelgangers

IM hellokostya
Apr 9, 2012, 11:07 AM |

Hey everyone, something I recently noticed was that there are a few chess players out there who resemble some "real world" celebrities. I just wanted to share them here with you because it's quite funny to me and I enjoy looking at these pictures quite a bit. Obviously they're not going to be perfect look-a-likes but I think the resemblance is definitely there!

The first one is GM Alexander Grischuk of Russia and untitled Chris Martin of Coldplay:

The next one is GM Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Charles Carver, who plays Porter Scavo on the ABC series "Desperate Housewives"
The next one is 12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov of Russia and Paul McCartney of The Beatles:
Next (as mentioned on we have GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy and Harry Potter:
Last but not least, GM Mikhail Botvinnik, the patriarch of the soviet chess school, and Woody Allen:
I'm sure there are plenty more out there, so let me know if you can think of any more comparisons!