Jonathan Corbblah

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Jonathan Corbblah
Two seated men playing chess with several spectators
Jonathan Corbblah (right)
in a street chess game
Born (1979-10-21) October 21, 1979 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York
ResidenceBrooklyn, New York, United States
OccupationChess player, game show competitor
Known forGame show appearances

Jonathan Corbblah (born October 21, 1979) is an American game show competitor and USCF expert chess player.[1] At one point in 2013, his regular rating came within one point (2199) of him achieving the coveted master title.[2] His game show debut was in 1991 at age 12, when he appeared in Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego? He has appeared on 11 game show programs[3][4] and NPR radio show Ask Me Another.[5][6]

Corbblah co-hosted two chess entertainment programs, America's Next Chess Star and the Extreme Chess Championship with US Women's Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade. Corbblah coaches chess for national champions PS 166 and the Trinity School.


  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, December 1991
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, July 2004
  • CashCab, May 2007
  • Jeopardy!, December 2010
  • The Big Quiz Thing, July 2013
  • The Chase, Aug 2013
  • Million Second Quiz, Sept 2013
  • Wheel of Fortune, Dec 2014
  • 500 Questions, May 2015
  • Let’s Make a Deal, Nov 2016
  • Best Ever Trivia Show, June 2019


  1. ^ "Game Show Guy Jonathan Corbblah". ABC News. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ "USCF Ratings History Graph for 12758690". Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jeopardy Archive". Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ Fanelli, James. "Harlem man Jonathan Corbblah settin' a record on TV, wins money on 'Jeopardy' and 'Cash Cab'". Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ Davis, Noah. "What Makes You So Smart Jonathan Corbblah?". Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  6. ^ [1], Ken Jennings Joins BEST EVER TRIVIA SHOW