Nip on Regis & Kelly
April 22, 2008
Niplead.jpgYoungest ever USCF master Nicholas Nip, now ten years old, flew to the Big Apple over the weekend to appear on Monday morning's talk show Live with Regis and Kelly. In front of the cameras, he played a ten board simul against experienced adult players from the New York area, scoring nine wins and one draw. Afterwards, Nicholas answered a few questions from Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, ranging from what age he learned chess (five years old) to whether the TV hosts are too old to play chess (no) to whether he has any girlfriends (no).

Thanks to Barbara DeMaro of the US Chess Trust for arranging this appearance on national TV. Although Nicholas appeared a little bit shy in front of the cameras, this was his first giant step to fulfilling a career goal of becoming a rock star.

Michael Aigner