Friday, February 17, 2012

Xtreme Chess Championship

Reality TV has been around for more than a decade and the 1999 movie EDtv screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival is a classic example of what a reality TV show is.

I believe chess is hard to sell on TV and sponsors are not really dying to have spend their millions to promote the game compared to football, basketball, billiards and other sports.

But thanks to the chess playing dudes and dudettes for launching the Xtreme Chess Championship, Jennifer Shahade, Greg Shahade and Daniel Meirmon.

Chessbase's article on the topic is here and you can read through it for further info.

You can watch the first two episodes on YouTube but I'll have the first episode embedded below:

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