For the chess world championship Carlsen against Caruana: What are the Stars also chess players?

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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen defended in London his title against Fabiano Caruana. At the world Cup in 2016, it remained exciting until the last moment. Also, many of the artists were or chess fans. Bogart, Brecht, Bacall are some of the.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Dietrich on the train

    American actor John Wayne (right) was an avid chess player. The German film diva Marlene Dietrich, also always had a travel chess game. Among the Stars of Hollywood, the game of kings, was widespread in the 1930s to the 1950s. Here, Dietrich and Wayne in 1942 pass the time on the Set for the movie “Pittsburgh”.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    What Casablanca would be “” without these scenes?

    One of the most famous chess scenes in a movie comes from the classic “Casablanca” where Humphrey Bogart as cafe owner Rick Blaine (l.) sits on the Board. Bogart was also a keen and good player. He was the American chess master Herman Steiner for advice.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Writer on Board

    The German Poet and Director, Bertolt Brecht played a regular game of chess (picture: 1942). As he had fled during the Second world war from the Nazis, visited him, his friend, the German philosopher and cultural critic, Walter Benjamin in the summer months of 1934, 1936 and 1938 in Danish exile. Every day the two men sat opposite one another on the Board.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Think first, then draw

    Chess is played not only in movies but also in Comics – as you can see in this excerpt from a Lucky Luke book. The Western hero, from the pen of René Goscinny, who also Asterix to life, is known for the fact that he draws faster than his shadow. What is the deal with the Colt sense, do not need to apply to a game of chess.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Chess for a good purpose

    Sting (R), British musician and founder of Band the Police, resigned in June 2000 in New York against the Russian world chess champion Garry Kasparov. The game was broadcast on a screen in Times Square. The aim of the action is the taking of sponsors funds to a district for a rain forest Foundation was intended. Sting had this support earlier.

    Author: Klaudia Prevezanos


  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Dietrich on the train

    American actor John Wayne (right) was an avid chess player. The German film diva Marlene Dietrich, also always had a travel chess game. Among the Stars of Hollywood, the game of kings, was widespread in the 1930s to the 1950s. Here, Dietrich and Wayne in 1942 pass the time on the Set for the movie “Pittsburgh”.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    What Casablanca would be “” without these scenes?

    One of the most famous chess scenes in a movie comes from the classic “Casablanca” where Humphrey Bogart as cafe owner Rick Blaine (l.) sits on the Board. Bogart was also a keen and good player. He was the American chess master Herman Steiner for advice.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Writer on Board

    The German Poet and Director, Bertolt Brecht played a regular game of chess (picture: 1942). As he had fled during the Second world war from the Nazis, visited him, his friend, the German philosopher and cultural critic, Walter Benjamin in the summer months of 1934, 1936 and 1938 in Danish exile. Every day the two men sat opposite one another on the Board.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Think first, then draw

    Chess is played not only in movies but also in Comics – as you can see in this excerpt from a Lucky Luke book. The Western hero, from the pen of René Goscinny, who also Asterix to life, is known for the fact that he draws faster than his shadow. What is the deal with the Colt sense, do not need to apply to a game of chess.

  • Chess, the game of kings and artists

    Chess for a good purpose

    Sting (R), British musician and founder of Band the Police, resigned in June 2000 in New York against the Russian world chess champion Garry Kasparov. The game was broadcast on a screen in Times Square. The aim of the action is the taking of sponsors funds to a district for a rain forest Foundation was intended. Sting had this support earlier.

    Author: Klaudia Prevezanos


Nobel laureate in literature, Bob Dylan was 2016, the Surprise for the price, because he, especially as a musician – some speak of him as a “God” that has made the history. The man, however, has other talents, among other things, that he plays a good game of chess.

In the Hollywood of the 1930s to the 1950s, many actors and Actresses chess was played – not only in films such as Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in “Casablanca”, but mainly behind the Scenes. You bridged to long waiting times and had fun with the challenging game. James Dean, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich. The list goes on and on. The American-Hungarian chess master Herman Steiner was founded in Los Angeles, the “Steiner Chess Club,” later “Hollywood Chess Group”, in which some of the Stars played along. Bogart was regarded as the most devoted players, but also his wife Lauren Bacall, played with on a regular basis.

The Frenchman Marcel Duchamp and the German Max Ernst are considered to be the artist, probably the most artistic of the chess game. Duchamp designed, among other things, new characters, but was also one of the best chess players of his country. Against the American artist Man Ray and the American composer John Cage, he sat, repeated to the Board.

For Max Ernst the game with the black and white pieces was a great passion. He created also his own chess pieces, including glass and wood.

Of the younger Creative so many chess not to play as their Hobby. U.S. singer and actress Madonna has hours. And US actress Eliza Dushku as “Faith” in the vampire series “Buffy” is known, tweeted in 2009, “Yes, I am a chess nerd too.”

For Magnus Carlsen, the defending champion at the world chess championship in 2018 in London (8. to 28. November 2018), chess is my passion and my career. Already at the age of five, he went to the Board, at 13, he was Grand master, and with 23 world champion. His Challenger, Fabiano Caruana had previously qualified in a candidates tournament. 2016 played by Carlsen against Sergei Karjakin of the title – the tournament was only decided in the very end.