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Hip Hop Chess Tournament

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 22nd, 2007

We got wind of a big chess tournament happening with some of the big names in hip hop, so of course we had to see what this was all about. Turns out the Hip Hop Chess Federation was putting on the inaugural Chess Kings Invitational, an event with the brightest young minds of chess competing for scholarships and the big belt. Chess, hip hop music and martial arts are the elements that build life strategies according to founder Adisa Banjoko. Irina gets the scoop behind the 64 squares and meets legends PopMaster Fabel of the Rock Steady Crew and The RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan among others.

Episode links: Hip Hop Chess Federation, HHCF blog, Adisa Banjoko, Pop Master Fabel, Emma Bentley, The RZA, DLabrie, Davey D’s wrapup, Chesspark, [full interviews: Adisa Banjoko, PopMaster Fabel, Emma Bentley, DLabrie, The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Rugged Monk

10 Responses to 'Hip Hop Chess Tournament'

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  1. pfm said,

    on October 23rd, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Wow, that was really cool. Thanks!!

  2. Zadi said,

    on October 23rd, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Cool! RZA is freakin’ AWESOME. 😀

  3. Paul said,

    on October 23rd, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    This was a fantastic show! This is why I enjoy geekentertainment. I can’t imagine MSM bringing this to the masses, and if they did- the gangsta angle would be played up to the hilt and not the fact that cool people are listening to cool music while playing an incredibly cool game.

    Chess has cred. Of course it does.

  4. Casual said,

    on October 23rd, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Hip Hop Chess is the future!!!

  5. on October 24th, 2007 at 2:31 pm

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  6. Marynificent said,

    on October 25th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    HAH! I love this video!

  7. Jackson West said,

    on October 28th, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve watched a lot of GETV episodes, and frankly, this is my favorite. Great work, guys!

  8. cisc1970 said,

    on November 6th, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Not a lot of equipment required but the organization to pull off an event like that is great. I’m chess illiterate.

  9. on January 21st, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    @opra so great thanks for watching and learnin’

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