Chess has been one of the rising sports ever since the Netflix series ‘Queen’s Gambit’ was released. Many celebrities have taken up the game and found themselves hooked to it. Among them is the popular actor Alexandra Daddario.
Daddario is a popular American actress, famed for playing the role of Annabeth in the movie, Percy Jackson.
Daddario recently took to social media to share a picture of her playing the game. A popular chess player, however, pointed out that Daddario had the board set up incorrectly.
Indonesian chess player calls out Alexandra Daddario on chess mistake
Daddario took to Instagram to post a picture of her posing next to a chessboard. She captioned it, “Snow day.” Daddario had, however, set up the board wrongly, and chess enthusiasts were quick to spot the error.
Daddario’s comment section was flooded with tips on how to set the board right and play the game.
Popular Indonesian chess player Irene Sukandar posted a screenshot of the photo on her Twitter, saying how celebrities playing chess actually boost sports.
“I love it when celebrities pick up chess, it’s a very good promotion for our game. But unfortunately, we often see the board is not set up correctly,” tweeted Sukandar.
However, she also pointed out that Daddario had set the chessboard up in the wrong way.
Quick tip: corner right should be a light square regardless which side you’re playing on,” Irene added.
Alexandra Daddario took this correction seriously and replied with a photo of the correct board.
FIDA invited Daddario to open a chess game
After Daddario rectified her mistake, the International Chess Federation also commented on the thread. The Federation has now invited Daddario to one of their top events, where she will be making the ceremonial first move.
“Now that you have passed the test, would you like to be our special guest and make the ceremonial first move at one of our top events?” read the tweet.
Even chess grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi commented on Daddario’s tweet.
“Practice makes perfect,” replied Nepomniachtchi. Nepomniachtchi is a Russian chess grandmaster. Notably, he recently lost the World Championship to Magnus Carlsen in December last year.
It is possible that the event being talked about here will also see the likes of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.