The Warriors' Key Chess Piece Is Also a Chess Fanatic

05.30.18 Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was featured in today's edition of the Wall Street Journal. The 6' 7" guard plays chess as often as he plays basketball: almost every day. WSJ reporter Ben Cohen provides some insights on Thompson and how his basketball and chess games intertwine.



Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson Illustration: Tim Jones/The Wall Street Journal; Chess: iStock; Thompson: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Thanks to Ed Hatch for contributing to this report.

After a recent Golden State Warriors game, Klay Thompson opened the Chess with Friends app on his phone. He wanted to show a match he was playing against teammate Andre Iguodala to someone he'd never met waiting for him outside the locker room. Thompson thought Magnus Carlsen might be able to offer some assistance.

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The Warriors' Key Chess Piece Is Also a Chess Fanatic


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