Extremely Cool X Chess Championships

While searching for information on replies to the Zukertort opening the other night I came across the X Chess Championships television series that pits young chess players against each other in a “chess reality tv show”. I was instantly hooked! These are fast games between young players; each player has less just fifteen minutes in which to win.

In the video you get a glimpse of the Sicilian Defence in the first game and the Zukertort opening developed into the Catalan in the second game. You can also discover whether hanging out in bars the night before a tournament is good for your game – or not!

Chess is yooft; chess is fast and above all, chess is cool!

Justus Williams in the second game is the coolest dude of them all and well worth watching to see how he plays a bit of rope-a-dope – a gentleman after my own heart!