Top 20 Chess Player celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Chess Player celebrities [Updated February 7, 2023].

1. Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer net worth 2020
Bobby Fischer was born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago, United States.

Regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time who, starting at age 14, played in and won eight US Chess Championships. He infamously disappeared from the spotlight only several years after winning the infamous Cold War confrontation against Boris Spassky from the USSR in 1972.

He won the 1963-64 U.S. Championship with the only perfect score in the history of the tournament and his 1969 book, My 60 Memorable Games, is a must-read for any aspiring chess player.

Salary 2020: $250,000

2. Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen net worth 2020
Eric Hansen was born on May 24, 1992 in Irvine, United States.
He has taken first-place finishes at tournaments like the 2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship and the 2013 Cappelle-la-Grande Open.

3. Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant was born on July 19, 1968 in United States.
She was a chess champion in both Georgia and the United Kingdom.

4. Sam Loyd

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Sam Loyd was born on January 30, 1841 in United States.
He is considered by many to be one of the greatest puzzle authors in American chess history and he was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game.

5. Nana Dzagnidze

Nana Dzagnidze net worth 2020
Nana Dzagnidze was born on January 1, 1987 in United States.
She is considered to be the second best active female Georgian chess master and she helped the Georgia's Women's Olympiad team win a gold medal in 2008.

6. Awonder Liang

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Awonder Liang was born on April 9, 2003 in United States.
He achieved the rank of Expert at eight years and seven days old.

7. Fabiano Caruana

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Fabiano Caruana was born on July 30, 1992 in United States.
He is the youngest Grandmaster in both United States and Italian history and in 2010 he won the Italian Championship for the third time with a score of 9 points out of 11 games.

8. Harry Nelson Pillsbury

Harry Nelson Pillsbury net worth 2020
Harry Nelson Pillsbury was born on December 5, 1872 in Somerville, United States.
In spite of his ill health, he beat American champion Jackson Showalter in 1897 to win the U.S. Chess Championship, a title he held until his death in 1906.

9. Samuel Sevian

Samuel Sevian net worth 2020
Samuel Sevian was born on December 26, 2000 in United States.
He was the youngest person ever invited to the U.S. Chess Championships in Missouri.

10. Isaac Kashdan

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Isaac Kashdan was born on November 19, 1905 in United States.
Despite playing five times for the U.S. team in the Chess Olympiad he lost most of his money during the Great Depression and resorted to earning a living as an insurance agent and administrator in order to support his family.

11. Arthur Bisguier

Arthur Bisguier net worth 2020
Arthur Bisguier was born on October 8, 1929 in United States.
He was a six-time chess champion and played for the United States in five chess Olympiads.

12. Baadur Jobava

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Baadur Jobava was born on November 26, 1983 in United States.
One of his most notable victories came against Norwegian World Champion Magnus Carlsen in 2010.

13. Maia Chiburdanidze

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Maia Chiburdanidze was born on January 17, 1961 in Kutaisi, United States.
She was the youngest player to ever win the Women's World Championship in 1977 and in 1984 she became only the second woman ever to achieve the ranking of Grandmaster.

14. William Lombardy

William Lombardy net worth 2020
William Lombardy was born on December 4, 1937 in New York City, United States.
He was first board for the U.S. Team that won the 1960 World Student Team Championship.

15. Viktors Pupols

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Viktors Pupols was born on July 31, 1934 in United States.
His well known nickname is "Uncle Vik" and he plays at the Tacoma Chess Club, where he won the Club Championshop in 1955.

16. Vinay Bhat

Vinay Bhat net worth 2020
Vinay Bhat was born on June 4, 1984 in United States.
He was ranked number 16 in the United States in the year 2010 and is the only player to have multiple wins in the US Chess League against the highest-ranked US player Hikaru Nakamura.

17. Robert Byrne

Robert Byrne net worth 2020
Robert Byrne was born on April 20, 1928 in United States.
He represented the US nine times in Chess Olympiads, winning seven medals.

18. Richard Hopkins

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Richard Hopkins was born on June 22, 1863 in United States.
It is rumored that he learned to play on a chess board that formerly belonged to George Washington.

19. Lisa Lane

Lisa Lane net worth 2020
Lisa Lane was born on April 25, 1938 in United States.
She won the women's championship of Philadelphia in 1958 and the U.S. Women's Chess Championship in 1959 at the age of 21, just two years after she began playing the game.

20. Larry Evans

Larry Evans net worth 2020
Larry Evans was born on March 22, 1932 in United States.
He won or shared the U.S. Chess Championship five times and the U.S. Open Chess Championship four times and wrote a long-running syndicated chess column.