Monday, December 12, 2011

Xtreme Chess Championships





This Friday, at 7 pm, I'll be joining Greg and Jenn Shahade and Daniel Meirom, for the premier of their project, the Xtreme Chess Challenge, a made-for-tv knockout tournament of 8 of the top American juniors, including IS 318's own NM Justus Williams.

Watch the trailer on youtube or see the show's website. Come join us Friday to see the whole show!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That intro seems kind of overproduced... and the announcing girl is not impressing me greatly either... I dunno I guess it's harder to make a reality TV show than people think... cuz this sure looks pathetic...

Anonymous said...

Chess for people with super-short attention spans? "Does not compute." This seems like throwing the essence of chess out the window for the sake of featuring "some of the best young people"- reasonably attractive people of dubious chess accomplishment- making sure there are a few token black people and women thrown into the mix. Why were these people chosen? I hope this is not going to appear anywhere serious. I am embarrassed for U.S. chess. What is the point, seriously? To make chess appeal to dumb people?

MattPhelps said...

Greg's sweater looks like a 1960s visualization of fashion in 2100.

(Couldn't resist)

Anonymous said...

we'll see how this turns out it's too early to judge based on the promo