ChessTok Goes Viral Thanks to Chess Enthusiasts

Queen's Gambit walked so ChessTok could run.
By Maddison Hill
Photo: jamesweber13 on TikTok

After the popularity from Netflix’s hit series Queen’s Gambit one TikToker noticed there was a lack of chess content on the beloved app and thus, ChessTok was born. James Weber has gained over 107 thousand followers and his TikTok features videos of him helping his followers with chess tips, as well as funny chess skits.


Queen’s Gambit walked so ChessTok could run (🗣: @iammaddisonhill) (🎥: @James Weber) #chesstok #queensgambit #chess #viral #whatstrending

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One of his highest viewed videos is one skit where he pretends like he is letting his girlfriend beat him in chess. That video alone has over nine million views.

If you’ve been looking for your opportunity to pick up a new hobby or you were a fan of Queen’s Gambit, chesstok is the place you need to be.