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. 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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  • 4 years ago


    hahaha nice news. How can u concentrate of tutoring her with those kind of clothes...

  • 4 years ago


    Calling her a "model, actress, and fashion designer" is very generous.

  • 4 years ago


    <Epoqueepiqee> I disagree. I think he's very handsome. 

  • 4 years ago


    Nice photo, Kim - and as K. Spraggett, I'm sure, wouldn't fail to mention - the board is even set up the right way! 

    (the bishop and knight aren't, though, and I do wonder how the queen got out)

  • 4 years ago


    First Levon will have to teach her the alphabet and numerals so that she can grasp the mystery behind board coordinates.

  • 4 years ago


    Having the Kardashians around is a lot of stigma for a small country like Armenia to bear.

  • 4 years ago


    Good on her for wanting to learn. If I end up playing Kim, I'll be sure to be polite, and I'll happily go through the game with her afterwards in the spirit of the great chess fraternity. It doesn't matter who you are, it just matters where you put your pieces on the board. G.

  • 4 years ago


    Is it April 1st already? Wink  Wow, spring comes fast...

  • 4 years ago


    Also bishop and knight are switched :)

  • 4 years ago


    She might be serious, she did not pick the handsomest...!

  • 4 years ago


    Yes, I saw this tweet retweeted by Chesscom! :)

    My twitter:

  • 4 years ago


    Hahah, newzild. Fair point!

  • 4 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    Judging from the photo she has a lot to learn. 1...Qd8-e5 is an iIllegal move.

  • 4 years ago


    What enormous hands she has! 

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