Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wu Tang to Bring Ruckus to Chessmaster 3000

Chessmaster, erstwhile game brand and my 9 year old self's nemesis, is teaming up with the Hip Hop Chess Federation to bring some killa bees to the chess tables at the San Francisco Design Center on Saturday, October 13, from 1 to 5 pm. Be there or be... one of those scrubby guys who plays in a park on a birdshit covered bench.

The RZA, the GZA and Old Dirty Wizard Guy will be there. Check it:

The 1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational will kick off with HHCF’s Life Strategies All-Star Panel. The Life Strategies panel will feature multi-platinum rappers RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, chess icon Josh Waitzkin, turntable wizards DJ QBert and DJ Disk and other surprise guests in a discussion about how music, chess and martial arts have guided them in their paths to success.

"We are excited to be a part of the 1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational," said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "The HHCF has used the connection between hip-hop and chess to make the game not only accessible, but cool to a new whole audience. The Chessmaster series of video games does the same thing; inviting people of all ages and skill levels to engage in the timeless art of chess. It was a natural connection for us to become partners in bringing this great event to the community."

Ahem. Yes, Chessmaster and the Hip Hop Chess Federation are doing exactly the same thing. Good thing Method Man won't be there to do the trash talking. Because he's nasty.

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At August 30, 2007 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Keith said...

Oh god. My arch nemesis of computer chess returns from the consumer computer products graveyard.

When's hollywood going to make another good chess movie?


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