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"Famous People Who Play(ed) Chess"

Original post by Subscriber Grampy Bobby On Vacation, 21 May '13 05:50
  1. Boston Lad
    USA (under siege)
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    "Famous People Who Play(ed) Chess"

    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem Basketball player
    Abdullah ibn Huseain King of Jordan
    Adams, Richard Writer
    Agnew, Spiro T. 39th US vice-president
    Akins, Claude Actor
    Albert, Prince Husband of Queen Victoria
    Alda, Alan Actor
    Alfonso X King of Spain
    Allen, Woody Actor/director
    Amis, Martin Writer
    Amory, Cleveland Writer, conservationist
    Anderson, Clive TV host
    Anderson, Terry Journalist, hostage
    Andrews, Anthony Actor
    Aquino, Corazon Philippine President
    Arafat, Yasser PLO leader
    Ardiles, Ossie Soccer player
    Arrington, Lavar NFL professional football player
    Ascham, Roger Writer, educator
    Asimov, Isaac Writer
    Atahualpa Last Inca ruler of Peru
    Attlee, Clement British Prime Minister
    Auchinleck, Sir Claude British general, World War II hero
    Ayer, Alfred British philosopher and professor
    Ayers, Lew Actor

    Bacall, Lauren Actress
    Bacon, Sir Francis English philosopher
    Balfour, Arthur British Prime Minister
    Ballesteros, Seve Golf player.
    (chess.com)

    Note: Frequent list additions posted if interest warrants.
    Any surprises, so far? (gb)
  2. Fraggle Rock
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    Aleister Crowley was the strongest chess player at Oxford
    (according to Aleister Crowley)
  3. Cowboy From Hell
    American West
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    Fidel Castro Elo 1900
    Che Guevara Elo 1950
  4. e4
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    You have done the A's. I cannot see Alexander Alekhine's name.
    He was famous, he was a world champion.

    And where is Adams, Mickey Adams. English GM and world champion
    candates qualifer.

    And the other Adams, Knitting Adams, No....Sowing Adams....No...
    OK forget him what about Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard?

    How many A's does you name have to start with before you as a
    Grandmaster can get in the 'A' section of a list of famous people
    who played chess.

    I've remembered. It's Weaver Adams. What about him?

    Where did you get this list from Bobby and there is going to be hell to pay
    if and when we get to the C's and all they have is my son Murray and my dad Raymond.
  5. neurotic hero
    Belgrade, Zvezdara
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    Addams family...
    http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/addams-family/images/11907490/title/john-astin-jackie-coogan-playing-chess-photo
  6. out on bail
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    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    You have done the A's. I cannot see Alexander Alekhine's name.
    He was famous, he was a world champion.

    And where is Adams, Mickey Adams. English GM and world champion
    candates qualifer.

    And the other Adams, Knitting Adams, No....Sowing Adams....No...
    OK forget him what about Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard?

    How many A's does you name have to start wit ...[text shortened]... ay
    if and when we get to the C's and all they have is my son Murray and my dad Raymond.
    Lauren Bacall learned to play chess from her husband, Humphrey Bogart, who was an avid chess player. (He used to regularly play chess whilst on set, waiting for his scene(s))
  7. Fraggle Rock
    Joined : 19 Jan '13
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    Napoleon

    Here's a good game vs Madame De Remusat - he's quite the attacker, no suprise there i guess

  8. Boston Lad
    USA (under siege)
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    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    You have done the A's. I cannot see Alexander Alekhine's name.
    He was famous, he was a world champion.

    And where is Adams, Mickey Adams. English GM and world champion
    candates qualifer.

    And the other Adams, Knitting Adams, No....Sowing Adams....No...
    OK forget him what about Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard?

    How many A's does you name have to start with to pay
    if and when we get to the C's and all they have is my son Murray and my dad Raymond.
    Hi, GP. Believe the list names well know people and celebrities as opposed to world famous chess players who have won titles and written books. Shopped around a bit; then of several liked this one from chess.com best. (humble scribe, gb)

    "Where did you get this list from Bobby and there is going to be hell to pay if and when
    we get to the C's and all they have is my son Murray and my dad Raymond." (lol)
  9. Boston Lad
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    "Famous People Who Play(ed) Chess" (page two)

    >> Bacall, Lauren Actress
    Bacon, Sir Francis English philosopher
    >Balfour, Arthur British Prime Minister
    Ballesteros, Seve Golf player
    Balzac, Honore de French novelist
    Barnett, Dick Basketball player
    Barnham, Phineas. T. Circus owner
    Barrymore, John Actor
    Barrymore, Lionel Actor
    Baryshnikov, Mikhail Ballet star
    >Bathory, Stephan King of Poland
    Baum, Frank Writer
    Beauharnais, Eugene French general & Napoleon's adopted son
    Becker, Boris Tennis player
    >Becket, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury
    Beckett, Samuel Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1969
    Beecham, Thomas English conductor
    >Beethoven, Ludwig van Composer
    Begin, Menachem Israeli Prime Minister
    Bellamy, Guy Writer
    Benedictus, David Writer
    Bergman, Ingmar Swedish film director
    Bernhardt, Sarah Actress
    Berthelot Charlemagne's nephew
    Berthier, L. French general
    Blackmore, R.D. Writer
    Blakey, Art Jazz musician
    Bliss, Sir Arthur English master of the Queen's music
    Blyton, Enid Author
    Boccaccio, Giovanni Renaissance writer
    >> Bogart, Humphrey Actor
    >Boleyn, Anne Wife of Henry VIII and
    mother of Queen Elizabeth I
    Bomans, Godfried Dutch author
    >Bonaparte, Napoleon French emperor
    Bondarchuk, Sergei Film director
    Bonnington, Chris British mountain climber
    Bono Singer (U2)
    Boone, Richard Actor
    Booth, Shirley Actress
    Borges, Jorge Argentine writer
    Borodin, Alex Russian composer and chemist
    Bouton, Jim Baseball player & writer
    Bowie, David Musician/singer
    Boyer, Charles French actor
    Brabazon of Tara, Lord British statesman & aviator
    >Brando, Marlon Actor
    Brandt, Willy West German chancellor
    Braque, Georges Artist
    Brodsky, Adolf Violinist
    Bronowski, Jacob Philosopher & writer
    Brown, Clifford Jazz musician
    Bruce, Nigel Actor
    Bruno, Frank Heavyweight boxer
    Brzezinski, Zbigniew US national security advisor
    Buchwald, Art Writer
    Buckle, Henry Writer, Historian
    Bugner, Joe Heavyweight boxer

    Caeser, Sid Comedian, actor, TV pioneer
    Cage, Nicolas Actor
    Canetti, Elias Nobel Prize winner in literature
  10. Boston Lad
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    "Famous People Who Play(ed) Chess" (page 3)

    Caeser, Sid Comedian, actor, TV pioneer
    Cage, Nicolas Actor
    Canetti, Elias Nobel Prize winner in literature
    Canute, King 1st king of England
    Cardano, Girolamo Founder of probability theory
    Carroll, Charles Signer of US Declaration of Independence
    >Carroll, Lewis Writer
    Carter, Amy Daughter of President Carter
    Carter, Jimmy 39th US President
    Carter, Rosalyn Wife of President Carter
    Cartwright, Bill Basketball player
    Caruso, Enrico Opera singer
    Casals, Pablo Cellist
    Casanova, Giovanni Italian playboy
    Casillas, Graciella Women's World Karate Champion
    Castro, Fidel Cuban president
    Catherine The Great Empress of Russia
    >Cervantes, Miguel de Writer
    Chagall, Marc artist
    Chang, Michael Tennis player
    >Chaplin, Charlie Actor, comedian
    Charlemagne King of the Franks
    Charles Borromeo Bishop of Milan
    Charles I King of England
    Charles V King of France
    Charles VII King of France
    Charles XII King of Sweden
    Charles, Ray Musician
    Cherkasov, Nikolai Soviet actor
    Chopin, Frederic Composer
    Christie, John Mass murderer of the 1940s
    Churchill, Randolph British statesman & father of Winston Churchill
    >Churchill,Winston British Prime Minister
    Cobb, Lee J. Actor
    Coburn, Charles Actor
    >Conchubair King of Ireland
    >Connery, Sean actor
    Conrad, Joseph Writer
    Cooke, Alistair PBS broadcaster
    Cornforth, John Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, 1975
    Cosby, Bill Actor, comedian
    Crane, Les Film, business
    Crowley, Aleister Writer & mystic
    Cugat, Xavier Bandleader
    Culbertson, Ely Bridge writer & expert

    Dabrowski, Jaroslaw Polish general
    Daladier, Edouard French premier
    >Dali, Salvador Artist

    Note: I'm pleased you're enjoying this information.
    If interest continues, more pages by mid week. (gb)
  11. Boston Lad
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    Originally posted by michael liddle

    Lauren Bacall learned to play chess from her husband, Humphrey Bogart, who was an avid chess player. (He used to regularly play chess whilst on set, waiting for his scene(s))
    Good find, Michael! Both are shown on page two. (gb)
  12. misanthrope
    seclusion
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    I went to a weekend chess tournament around 1981 in California and saw Peter Falk there. I remember Seirawan was playing on board 1 against Jack Peters (I think) and Falk pulled a chair mext to their table and started watching their game. It was funny because it was roped off. No one said anything though.

    P.S. Yes, he wore his famous trench coat.
  13. Boston Lad
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    Originally posted by woodypusher

    I went to a weekend chess tournament around 1981 in California and saw Peter Falk there. I remember Seirawan was playing on board 1 against Jack Peters (I think) and Falk pulled a chair mext to their table and started watching their game. It was funny because it was roped off. No one said anything though.

    P.S. Yes, he wore his famous trench coat.
    Woody, what pleasant memories you've just evoked:

    http://jalopnik.com/5815319/peter-falk-actor-who-made-the-peugeot-403-famous-dead-at-83

    Thank you. (gb)
  14. neurotic hero
    Belgrade, Zvezdara
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    Bogart was a member of California Chess Association, both as a player (candidate for National master) and referee. He used to play blitz in some LA club, but it was probably the part of his secret agent-activities. His wife, however, never played chess. Neither did Napoleon and Che Gevara; their "games" are pure invention. Lenin did not play chess either...
  15. Boston Lad
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    Originally posted by vandervelde

    Bogart was a member of California Chess Association, both as a player (candidate for National master) and referee. He used to play blitz in some LA club, but it was probably the part of his secret agent-activities. His wife, however, never played chess. Neither did Napoleon and Che Gevara; their "games" are pure invention. Lenin did not play chess either...
    Interesting news, to say the least. I'm curious as to the identity of your source.
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