The 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.
Chess.com 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)