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The Extreme "X Chess" Championships Finale Print E-mail
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.