James Dean, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich had been all called chess buffs — even though the list could cross on all the time.

American chess expert Herman Steiner founded the Steiner Chess club in la, which welcomed many stars and changed into later renamed as the Hollywood Chess institution.

Bogart became taken into consideration the most bold participant, and his wife Lauren Bacall turned into additionally a regular in the club.

Marcel Duchamp of France and Max Ernst of Germany had been the various artists who performed chess the most. Duchamp evolved new figures for the sport and become taken into consideration one of the nice gamers in his united states.

He frequently challenged US artist man Ray and composer John Cage to suits.

for maximum Ernst, the sport with the black and white figures additionally became a ardour. Like Duchamp, he also designed new figures out of glass and wood.

Later generations appeared to have abandoned the game. Singer and actress Madonna has said she's taken instructions. And actress Eliza Dushku, who rose to fame because the vampire chaser Buffy, admitted in 2009, "yes, i'm a chess nerd too."