Xtreme Chess Championships Episode 3 is Now Live

Hello everybody,

In case you have not seen the previous episodes yet, this was a project that I was involved with back in January 2011.  Let me know what you think.  Keep in mind that the target audience for this production was not intermediate or advanced chess players.  Rather, it was for the general public, either those who have never played chess before or those who are beginners.  It is always extremely challenging to find a healthy balance between chess exposure and not being too cheesy, so if you watch this with an open mind, I hope you will understand its purpose.  The link is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl8a8QKAiU8

At the conclusion of this project, with the final episode probably being released in about a month or two, I will be returning here to the forums and will write up an opinionated post regarding the current state of chess, media exposure, and the "double standard" challenge.  I will probably be writing about the Extreme Chess Championships as a whole along with Magnus Carlsen's 60 Minutes Episode, a piece which I personally believe deserves a lot of credit rather than the criticism it has received from a significant portion of the chess community.

As for me, I know it has been awhile since I have last hosted my "Your Games Analyzed" show on chess.com/tv and last produced an instructional video lesson for all of you.  Hopefully, as my class schedule gets easier in the next month, I will be able to come back soon and return to my usual contributions.  Hope you are all doing great, and look forward to returning to my chess.com duties shortly.  Best regards,

Elliott Liu


  • 5 years ago

    FM ImmortalTechnique

    Thanks for all the love guys, much appreciated.  Also just got word that my game is officially "Game of the Day" on www.chessgames.com!

    If you wanna leave a friendly comment on that page too, especially by posting the YouTube link there, that would be awesome.

  • 5 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Elliott, your game against Barnett single-handedly made the third episode of the show *far better* than the first two :-)

    seriously, i think everything got a bit better with this episode, but above all i loved the game.

  • 5 years ago


    great work, love the game from elliot - very tal-like

  • 5 years ago


    Great initiative, great contestants, and a really great last game:)
  • 5 years ago


    Great show! I think it fulfills its purpose to make chess more accesible to the general public. It is also good to see someone winning with elegance.
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    Elliot, Just love your sacrificial tactics mate! Write an article on how you spot these tactics! Your Awesome! Rock on!

  • 5 years ago


    Welcome back! 

  • 5 years ago


    Awesome!  Can't wait to see the championship round.

  • 5 years ago


    Beautiful game,hope you're back in action soon on chess.com.

    This show improved a lot since last time I saw it !

  • 5 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    go Elliot!

  • 5 years ago


    Great game Elliott!

  • 5 years ago


    What a game you played - you took him to "ouchtown."  Both matches were exciting to watch - I really enjoyed the show.  Look forward to the final match!

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    Thanks for the heads-up.

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