Famous People


Many famous people played chess and sometimes even became very good chess players. There is a high number of chess players amongst world leaders and founders of technology companies. Also the number of chess players is very high at breakthrough artists and musicians.

An interesting fact is that most of the Nobel Prize winners who played chess were in the fields of physics, literature and economics. Research on chess in schools demonstrates that playing chess helps children improve their logical and abstract thinking, decision-making and creativity. Might there be a correlation between chosen careers and early exposure to chess? Leading in your field takes courage, a lot of energy, strong intuition, adaptability, desire to achieve, and persistence. People persist because they are passionate about creating things that matter and love what they do.

In these pages an overview is given of celebrites who play chess, and what their connection was to chess.