Up from the 36 Chambers, it’s the RZA, GZA…iamBrandon?, Nate Hill? and Maurice Ashley?
Get ready for Hennessy Presents: Make Your Move, a celebrity chess tournament that will push the limits of the mind with some of your favorite hip hop legends. GZA and RZA of Wu-Tang, along with Twitch’s top streamers Nate Hill and iamBrandon, will face off in a blitz style chess tournament to celebrate National Chess Day and Hennessy’s latest Wild Rabbit Campaign. With special appearances by Nas and A$AP Ferg.
The event will be live on October 10th from 4-7PM EST where competitors will spit their game and make their moves with the goal to reach the final match against the first black chess grandmaster, Maurice Ashley. Maurice is the hero of Hennessy’s latest Wild Rabbit campaign that focuses on cognitive excellence and pushing the limits of the mind.
This cultural experience will be streamed via Chess.com’s Twitch channel, reaching the largest chess community on the world’s #1 gaming site. All proceeds from the event will benefit Unfinished Business, Hennessy’s initiative providing grants for Black, Latinx, and Asian American small businesses.
Hennessy Presents: Make Your Move
Saturday, October 10, 4pm – 7pm EST
(Post-game analysis & interviews between matches)
- Match 1: Nate Hill v iamBrandon
- Match 2: RZA v GZA
- Semi-Final: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner
- Final Match: Maurice Ashley vs. Semi-final winner
- 1.5 oz Hennessy Very Special
- 3.5 oz Ginger Beer
- Lime Wedge and/or Fresh Ginger Slices
Pour the Hennessy cognac and ginger beer into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge or slices of fresh ginger.