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|Chess & Football: IM Marc Arnold advises on CBS Segment|
|January 20, 2011|
18-year-old IM Marc Arnold served as the technical advisor for the show opening to the AFC Championship football game between the NY Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will air on CBS at 6:35 pm on Sunday.
Basically, it compares a football game between two high level teams (the Jets and the Steelers) to a chess match between two grandmasters. Marc made sure the chess pieces were moved correctly and offered his advice on how to compare a chess match to a football game. You won’t see Marc’s face in the opening, just his arm or hand moving the pieces. Don't miss this great cameo for chess in the mainstream.