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Monday, September 7, 2009

Kosteniuk Loves Hip-Hop Chess

Hello dear Chess Lovers,

Today on Twitter I got a message from Adisa Banjoko, aka Hip-Hop Chess "Our girls need you!" and the link to the above movie (direct link) and I immediately liked it.

We then exchanged tweets with several hip-hop stars like DC Rap about the video above, his last comment: "hip hop & chess are a lovely combination. speed chess & freestyling make me use my brain in similar fashions".

I've seen dcrap play chess with GodsIlla, it seems so many hip-hop stars play chess, that's a very good example for the young generation. It would be great if more girls could join their movement.

There is a Hip-Hop Chess Federation, they support the Bay Area Chess scene, these guys are great, they teach chess, support chess, and truly make chess cool!

Now would it not be cool if the hip-hop chess community invited me to be part of their next music video? How cool would that be? I'd love to help bring girls (and boys too!) to chess via hip-hop!

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's world chess champion


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