USCF Home Chess Life Online Jennifer's Blog The Extreme "X Chess" Championships Finale
|The Extreme "X Chess" Championships Finale|
|By Jennifer Shahade|
|April 27, 2012|
In the dramatic finals of the Extreme "X Chess" Championships, 13-year-old Justus Williams plays Stanford student Elliott Liu, 22. Both players defy the traditional image of chessplayers. Justus is the top board on the powerhouse Brooklyn middle school IS 318, and was just featured on the Rachel Maddow show and the New York Times. Elliott is a fun-loving college senior who attends music festivals like Coachella on the weekends while maintaining both a strong international chess ranking and a demanding schedule at Stanford University.
Catch it below or on youtube and add us on facebook or twitter for updates on the future of X Chess. Also see an interview with CLO editor Jennifer Shahade on the Soletron blog about X Chess.