Top players in football shirts?

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Top players in football shirts?

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:50 am

The Guardian's long-running football column, The Knowledge, has been carrying an item on sports stars wearing the shirts of their favourite teams during competition. Do people know of any photos of top chessplayers doing the same?
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:39 am

JustinHorton wrote:Do people know of any photos of top chessplayers doing the same?
Ivanchuk comes to mind. Is "his" team Real Madrid?

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Post by John Saunders » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:57 am

Vasilios Kotronias seems to have a strikingly large wardrobe of football shirts of various clubs.
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Re: Top players in football shirts?

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:14 am

Here's Lev Aronian...but what's the team?
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Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:18 am

The shirt is, I think, Athletic Bilbao.
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Re: Top players in football shirts?

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:23 am

Kotronias. (Though again, what's the team?)
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Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:43 am

I seem to remeber Paul Motwani wearing all sorts of football shirts at the British Championships.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:53 pm

David Eggleston frequently wears a Newcastle United shirt to chess events.

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Post by LozCooper » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:49 pm

I used to wear a lot of Arsenal shirts but got so much abuse going into pubs after playing chess that they are now only worn when I feel I can do so safely. After the fortnight the team have just had I would probably be far safer now though :oops:

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Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:31 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Kotronias. (Though again, what's the team?)
That's an Ajax shirt. They've recently changed sponsor to AEGON, so the infamous vertical ABN-AMRO lettering down the side of the shirt is no more.

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Post by Alan Burke » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:02 pm

(Red) Devils go where angels fear to tread ,,,

A Manchester United shirt being worn at the Manchester rapidplay - at Manchester City's ground !!!
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Post by John Philpott » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:10 pm

I certainly do not qualify as a top chess player, but I did ensure that I my photograph on the Officials page on the ECF website featured a glimpse of the appropriate shirt.

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Re: Top players in football shirts?

Post by David Brock » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:02 pm

John thats alright West Ham don't count as a football team anyway (tongue in cheek)
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Re: Top players in football shirts?

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:55 am

Why would chess players, when playing chess, wear clothing depicting some new-fangled sport? It is quite common for them to wear clothing depicting their team. Thus Lawrence Cooper and I both wore the same type of blazer in Beijing in 2008 as we were representing teamGB.
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