Extreme Chess Championships part III: the Semifinals

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The third episode of the Extreme Chess Championships was recently published uploaded to YouTube. In this chess reality TV show, created by Jennifer Shahade, her brother Greg Shahade and Daniel Meirom, a group of young Americans of different cultures fight each other at the board with 15 minutes plus 5 seconds increment. The games are played at the offices of Chess-in-the-Schools, the New York City non-profit that brings chess to kids all over the city.

In the third Semifinals episode of the Extreme "X Chess" Championships, two of the youngest African-American chessmasters in history, Kassa Korley & Justus Williams face off while popular Stanford student Elliott Liu contests a wild sacrificial game against poker player Alex Barnett. The X Chess Champs is an eight-player single-elimination knockout made for TV.

You can find the X Chess Champs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We previously wrote about them in this and this article, where you can find the trailer and the first two episodes.

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