Sports stars celebrities that are genuinely good a chess.

TangoCharlie27
Football star Alexander Arnold is good at chess? I’ve just watched his match against Carlson. Odd moves and lost quickly..
Apparently boxer Lennox Lewis played chess. Was he good?
Which sportsmen and celebs are competent at chess? Perhaps some are on chess.com?
old_school_dad

I've read that Ray Charles and Willie Nelson were both decent. They used to get baked and play on a braille set.

ghost_of_pushwood

Wow, this thread is huge! grin.png

MrKornKid

oh andy =)

TangoCharlie27

oh dear!

dav55

steve davis,snooker player, enjoyed a game of chess....best non sportsman that i of is humphray bogart,actor,nearly master strength

Ahptoemiz

Off topic, kinda. Stupidest combo sport? Chess boxing! Hit my head with your better boxing and I play worse chess. Chess doesn't make up for my bad boxing in some combination of skills sports, like a pentahlon, it tanks from my lack of boxing skill and I double whammy! Doh!

old_school_dad

I used to be friends with a guy claiming to be OJ Simpson. He wasn't that great. Always sacrificed his queen.

IMRonilm1204

john urschel

IMRonilm1204

former OL for the ravens

VicountVonJames
There's one guy who's quite famous who's good at chess.

His names Magnus Carlos or something like that.
tired_of_ignorance

Fedor Emelianenko plays chess a little. He played against Karpov (simul) and was only two pawns down in the endgame so he's at least not bad I guess.

DamonevicSmithlov

I'm thinking a former coach of Magnus Carlsen was a football player for the Norway national team. He's a GM that's won the national title I believe.

IpswichMatt
DamonevicSmithlov wrote:

I'm thinking a former coach of Magnus Carlsen was a football player for the Norway national team. He's a GM that's won the national title I believe.

Yes Simen Agdestein played football for Norway

YouAreGoodWellPlayed

Neymar is very good at chess.

IpswichMatt
dav55 wrote:

best non sportsman that i of is humphray bogart,actor,nearly master strength

Probably how he got the lead role in "Capablanca"

zembrianator
old_school_dad wrote:

I used to be friends with a guy claiming to be OJ Simpson. He wasn't that great. Always sacrificed his queen.

lol

ghost_of_pushwood
IpswichMatt wrote:
dav55 wrote:

best non sportsman that i of is humphray bogart,actor,nearly master strength

Probably how he got the lead role in "Capablanca"

Then The African Queen

ghost_of_pushwood

Maybe that title was actually supposed to be Afreakin Queen...as in bughouse:  "Hey, I need a freakin' queen!"