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Andrew vs. Magnus: My Game Against the World Chess Champion

One night three years ago, in a bout of insomnia, I went down a YouTube rabbit hole. Videos about the Kansas City Royals led to obscure sports highlights, and before I knew it, I was watching a video from 60 Minutes about the “Mozart of Chess.” The segment followed a grandmaster named Magnus Carlsen — only 21 years old at the time, but already the highest-ranked chess player in the world. That 10-minute segment renewed my interest in a game I had only played as a kid with my dad. Little did I know that, in three short years, I’d be playing against Magnus himself in New York City.

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GM Magnus Carlsen vs. Andrew Grojean – Game and Analysis

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On September 22, I got to live out a dream. I had the opportunity to play the world chess champion, the number one ranked player in the world, and my chess idol, grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. I’ll be writing about my full experience soon, including a New York movie premiere of Disney’s Queen of Katwe and a cocktail party with Norwegian …

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One Second Every Day: Vol. 2 (2015 Highlights Edition)

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Another year, another video. In 2015, instead of recording one second of video every day, I captured the moments that were memorable and meant the most to me. From Alabama and New York City to Beer Pong Champs and the World Champ Kansas City Royals, 2015 will be a tough year to top!

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One Second Every Day – 2014

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On January 1, 2014, I started documenting my life with one second of video every day. I've spent dozens of hours over the past year working on this project and I'm happy to share the finished product. Even though some seconds appear to be random, every clip has some significance to me. Thanks to everyone who made an appearance in the video!

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