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Diego Simeone plays chess with his son, but something is seriously wrong #TweetOftheDay

Argentine football manager and former football player Diego (El Cholo) Simeone is spotted playing chess with his son Giovanni Simeone at a beautiful sandy beach. ESPN World sports news tweeted about the vacation of Simeone’s family and how they spend it playing the game which requires full concentration. However, something is seriously wrong. The board is set wrong and Diego is missing his King on the board. Maybe he just sneakily hid it, not allowing his son to win the game despite the huge material advantage. :)

Chess is definitely becoming popular for sports stars to keep their mind sharp. A few to mention:  F1’s Mick Schumacher enjoying a chess game with the team of Haas / Tennis star Carlos Alcaraz is using chess to up his game / Novak Djokovic plays chess with Boris Becker / Basketball NBA star Shane Battier / PAOK FC football players taking chess lessons etc. An American model, actress, and television personality Cindy Crawford enjoys playing chess with her daughter Kaia Gerber. And have you ever thought about How fit do you really need to be to sit still and move pawns around?

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