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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Marie Sebag Takes 'Chess Secret' to French Reality TV Show Secret Story' 6

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Hi everyone,

Guess who is on French television reality show - Secret Story? It is Grandmaster Marie Sebag!

A lot of people in the English-speaking world know a similar show called 'Big Brother'. The 'Secret Story' principle is similar. The contestants are kept locked away for 10 weeks in a house, called "La Maison des Secrets" (the House of Secrets). All of the rooms are installed with cameras, except the toilet. 

Each contestant has to conceal a secret. Everyone else has to try and discover it. If a contestant does, that contestant wins the jackpot of the contestant whose secret they have guessed. Each secret is worth €10,000. Each Tuesday, two contestants are nominated and put up against the public vote to be evicted on the Friday. The girls and boys nominate the opposite sex, alternating weekly.

So, what is Marie Sebag's secret? But, of course that she is a chess grandmaster and has won the French Women's Chess Championship! You can read about all the contestants and Marie's progress at the show website.

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