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Hip Hop Chess Kids

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 9th, 2008

It just about time for the Second Annual Chess Kings Invitational and Scholarship Exhibition Tournament brought to you by none other than the Bay Area’s own Hip Hop Chess Federation! That’s quite a mouthful, but say it again cuz it’s worth it. With help from friends like the Wu Tang Clan, HHCF has given out more than $10,000 in scholarships, and they only started last year. Irina met with HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko at O’Connell high school in San Francisco where kids are already practicing their skills on the chess boards, getting ready for the February event. Adisa reminisces about his days in the Bay Area’s hip hop scene when he hung out with legends like….wait for it….Tupak Shakur. The boss of online chess site Chess Park promises to teach Irina to play and two high school students talk about their chess strategies. See you on the 64!

Episode links: Chesspark, WuChess, 9queens, Hip Hop Chess Federation

Formats: iPhone/iPod (.m4v)