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calmrolfe 69 ( +1 | -1 )
Undisputed Champion !! "AND THE NEW, UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHESS CHAMPION OF THE WORLD...IS.....LENNOX LEWIS !!!"

The US Chess Federation have just held their National Elementary Championships in Nashville, this involved 2,400 children from 41 US States and the team of six children who triumphed were the Oakhaven Lennox Lewis Chess Team !!!

Lennox Lewis spent US$14,000 helping prepare his team of children, paying for training sessions from GM Semyon Palatnik, (maybe assisted by Angelo Dundee with a bucket, sponge and mouth protector ? !!)

Anyway, good to see a keen chess player putting something back into the sport he loves, good on yer, Lennox mate.

Kind regards,

Cal
parrvert 36 ( +1 | -1 )
Nice story I wonder if he spends any of his money on chess in his home country. (no not Canada!)

I hear the Klitschko brothers also play chess, perhaps if and when he gets round to knocking Vitali out he will beat him at chess as well.

Does anyone know of any other celebrity chess players? I know Steve Davis has written a book about it.
calmrolfe 61 ( +1 | -1 )
Aaaah !! Steve Davis plays Chess, a veritable "minor chess classic" in it's own right !!

I.. found.. his.. comments.. on.. Chess.. to.. be.. very.. interesting..

What a crying shame he hasn't written a follow up, although he might struggle for a new title for the book, there again, being Steve Davis he might eventually think of "Steve Davis plays Chess - Book No 2"

His flair and annotation of chess matches is unrivalled, not even Bronstein at his best could rival "I aimed for a cannon off the pawn on e4 and potted the Queen on d1"

Alas, you don't get chess annotation like that anymore........

Kind regards,

Cal

:)
peppe_l 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Werent Klitschko brothers Pretty strong players?
myway316 38 ( +1 | -1 )
Parrvert... I don't know about today's celebrities,but here is a list from the past:Humphery Bogart(said to be about USCF Expert strength),Charles Boyer,William Windom(said to be a real chess fanatic),John Wayne,Mischa Elman,Sergei Prokifiev,David Ostriakh,.There are others,of course,but those are the ones I remember most.
myway316 38 ( +1 | -1 )
Parrvert... I don't know about today's celebrities,but here is a list from the past:Humphery Bogart(said to be about USCF Expert strength),Charles Boyer,William Windom(said to be a real chess fanatic),John Wayne,Mischa Elman,Sergei Prokifiev,David Ostriakh,.There are others,of course,but those are the ones I remember most.
knightrider7 15 ( +1 | -1 )
i hear bill clinton likes to play chess. at least i think he does. someone told me he really likes to choke the bishop.
bellepheron 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Stanley Kubrick earned a living hustling chess in the park before making it big...
premium_steve 14 ( +1 | -1 )
doesn't jay ingram (ingrim? sp?) from the discovery channel play? i thought i heard someone say that he has a pretty high rating...
rubicox 128 ( +1 | -1 )
I live in memphis! I also play at the lennox lewis tourneys at oakhavenen Jr. high scool on sundays everyonce and a while. these players from oakhaven live in the ghetto, but you wouldnt notice it over the board, ive played many of the top lenox lewis players, and i usualy see them every friday when the come over to the memphis chess club at the law school, one of there best players is abdoulae diallo with a USCF rating of about 1600, he has been playing chess for a year and a half, his brother abou diallo(there both from africa) is even higher rated, i havent played him much. in the 9 grade memphis chamiopnchip i played abdoulae in the third round, i beat him horribly but only for the rason being that he fasts on ramadan, later i got careless in the last round and lost to a cheap mate, we both lost one game and i played him ine playoffs the first game was a cheap draw and the second he slaughtered me(im not good at fast games thats why i play at gameknot). mschess.org, go to player on the sidebar, click on Jr. high, im fourth there i think(i consder myself underated) abdoulae and abou should be on there to.(oakhaven is the russian chess machine in memphis consder myself the lone fischer) :)