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tag1153

6/15/2004
22:36:20

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Subject: Celebrity chess players

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Anyone have the game Sting vs. Bono? I understand that they played backstage at a celebrity concert a few years back. I know Sting is a pretty accomplished player, and I have even heard rumor that Bono plays at close to (if not) grandmaster level....Any info would be welcomed - I'm a big fan of both....

tag1153


skeeterss0

6/16/2004
00:06:56

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of intrest

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Tag,
thought you might be intrested in this if you didn't know about it

www.earthcam.com/events/kasparovchess/

I'm still looking for Sting vs bono


skeeterss0

6/16/2004
00:11:18

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sorry didn't see the year on that

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guess that is old news.

tyekanyk

6/16/2004
01:54:42

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I also heard that Humphrey Bogart was a really good chess player, like GM strength or close.

cairo

6/16/2004
06:04:15

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About Bogart

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I don't think he was quite near the GM strength. Months (maybe a year or more) ago there was a discussion about this in here and according to tonlesu, (haven't seen him for a long time) Humphrey Bogart was close to USCF rating of app. 2000, at his best.
Still interesting though, to see how many celebrities who has or are playing this game!

Best wishes
Cairo


v_glorioso12

6/16/2004
06:09:30

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www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=65398

spurtus

6/16/2004
06:47:41

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Humphrey played the great opening the 'GW'
1. d4 nf6 2. g4 !? ?!

which I quite like its attacking chances.


soikins

6/16/2004
06:55:27

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Celebrities

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As far as I know Lennox Luis and both Klichko brothers playes chess. Arnold Shwarceneger also knows the moves. Hmmm... And Carmen Kass also does, she was even elected as the President of the Estonian Chess Federation :)

pandemona

6/16/2004
07:33:31

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celebrity game collection

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Hi tag1153,
Vischer over at chessgames.com has a collection of celebrity chess games you might be interested in, take a look at that:
www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1001231
Unfortunately Sting vs Bono isn't in there, there's just one game Kasparov vs Sting.
~ Stephen


bucklehead

6/16/2004
07:49:25

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Some others to consider:

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The late Ray Charles vs. Larry Evans. Ray was probably in better position before move 17 but then got too exchange-happy.
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1266243

Karl Marx appears to have favored the KG:
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1278768

And speaking of communists, here's Che Guevara *drawing* a game against Najdorf!
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1101539

And let us not forget Kasparov-David Letterman:
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1070486

The Bogart games are fairly well documented; I can't think of a Bogart movie, except perhaps "The African Queen," that doesn't involve chess to some extent. There is a short bit at www.chesslab.com/bogartchess.htm.

And I won't even step into the argument about whether Napoleon's games are authentic (www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=77025).


honololou

6/16/2004
16:36:28

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Stanley Kubrick´┐Ż

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was also reputed to be a strong player.

premium_steve

6/16/2004
17:48:48

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i'm sure i've seen a game with napoleon in it. he's not a celebrity, i guess, but it's cool anyway, i think.

anaxagoras

6/17/2004
15:41:00

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Einstein only attained a rating around 1800!

basti1981

6/17/2004
17:39:21

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so what?

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as far as I know Einstein started to play very late, because he felt science was exhausting enough for his brain and he did not want to bother it with his chess in his sparetime. And considering that a rating about 1800 seems to be quite decent.

btw. happened to find a Game between Charly Chaplin and the young (!!!!) Sammy Reshevsky anno 1923

www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1279631

btw. why would anyone like to find Sting vs. Bono, if Bono really was somewhere near GM-level, it would be quite one sided, since Sting seems to be lightyears away from it (just take a look at the game vs. Kasparov, besides the fact, Kasparov is one of the world's top players, Sting was just blundering)
If you want to find a celeb who knows little about chess, check out artist Marcel Duchamp: he was able to draw Marshall in 1930
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1095179
and he finished a game against Znosko-Borovsky with the same result
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1151987
ok and finally something to laugh: Woody Harrelson (with a little help of Seirawan) draws Kasparov ;)
www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1282198
somehow proving, that 1. e4 e5 2. Dh5 is an underrated opening ,)


cairo

6/19/2004
03:02:38

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Nice

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link here: www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1722

Best wishes
Cairo




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