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Feb 2, 2011, 10:48 PM 0

GM Varuzhan Akobian was on MTV's "True Life" today, Wednesday, February 1, 2011.

It's a cool show about all sorts of people, from rural farmers and skateboarders, to grandmasters in chess.

It was very cool to see Akobian on TV, especially on a mainstream channel like MTV. The first shots of him were Var playing a public blitz game. Obviously, he crushed his opponent with relative ease. He said, "I am the type of player who likes to control his opponent. I can think 10 moves ahead to crush them."

This guy is amazing. He works out to maintain a physical edge, he practices and teaches every day, he has hypnosis sessions to build his confidence, and he basically lives the life of a chess grandmaster 24/7. He even played a simul match of twenty on the show, and won every game.

It's so cool to see a familiar face on MTV, especially the face of a chess player!

Chess is on the rise and I see good things in this future of ours. Im so excited I can't sleep!!!!!!

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