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Death-Match Historical Archive

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  • | May 17, 2012

Death-Matches are grueling, all-out battles of wit, speed, skill, and endurance. For the rules governing these matches, check here. To view recordings of past Matches, go here. This article will maintain a list of all previous Death-Match Winners.

Death-Match 1

On January 13, 2012, IM Daniel Rensch defeated IM David Pruess by a score of 33-22 to win $790.

Death-Match 2

On February 26, IM Greg Shahade defeated FM Arun Sharma by a score of 21.5-10.5 to win $668.75.

Death-Match 3

On March 31, 2012, GM Sam Shankland defeated GM Robert Hess by a score of 17.5-14.5 to win a prize of $773.44.

Death-Match 4

On April 28, 2012, IM Conrad Holt defeated IM Eric Hansen by a score of 15-11 to win a prize of $788.46.

Death-Match 5

On May 20th 2012, SM Jorge Sammour-Hasbun defeated GM Jon Ludvig Hammer by a score of 17.5-11.5 to win $801.72.

Death-Match 6

On June 17th 2012, GM Gawain Jones defeated GM Robert Hess by a score of 17.5-13.5 to win $782.26.

Death-Match 7

On July 29th 2012, GM Wesley So defeated GM Ray Robson by a score of 23-9 to win $859.38.

Death-Match 8

On September 23rd 2012, FM Robby Adamson defeated IM Dean Ippolito by a score of 14-13 to win $607.41.

Death-Match 9

On October 27th 2012, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan defeated IM Anna Zatonskih by a score of 15.5-10.5 to win $798.08.

Death-Match 10

On January 12th 2013, GM Parimarjan Negi defeated GM Alejandro Ramirez by a score of 16.5-13.5 to win $775. 

Death-Match 11

On February 2nd 2013, IM Benjamin Bok defeated GM Robin Van Kampen by a score of 13.5-12.5 to win $758.93.

Death-Match 12

On March 30 2013, GM Marc Arnold defeated GM Alexander Ipatov by a score of 13.5-12.5 to win $758.93.

Death-Match 13

On April 21st 2013, GM Alex Fier defeated GM Leonid Kritz by a score of 21.5-11.5 to win $750.00

Death-Match 14

On May 19th 2013, GM Yaroslav Zherebukh defeated GM Elshan Moradiabadi by a score of 19.5-15.5 to win $750.00

Death-Match 15

On June 15th 2013, GM Fabiano Caruana defeated GM Valeriy Aveskulov by a score of 16-9 to win $750.00

Death-Match 16

On July 17th 2013, GM Krikor Sevag Mekhikarian defeated GM Robert Hungaski by a score of 13-10 to win $750.00

Death-Match 17

On September 6th 2013, GM Arkadij Naiditsch defeated GM Loek van Wely by a score of 14.5-11.5 to win $750.00

Death-Match 18

On October 5th 2013, GM Judit Polgar defeated GM Nigel Short by a score of 17.5-10.5 to win $750.00

Death-Match 19

On November 2nd 2013, GM David Smerdon defeated GM Simon Williams by a score of 17-15 to win $750.00

Death-Match 20

On January 18, 2014, GM Daniel Fridman defeated GM Yury Shulman by a score of 19-10 to win $750.00

Death-Match 21

On February 15 2014, GM Georg Meier defeated GM Imre Balog by a score of 14-13 (overtime) to win $750.00

Death-Match 22

On March 22 2014, GM Erwin L'Ami defeated GM Jan Smeets by a score of 17.5-7.5 to win $750.00

Death-Match 23

On April 12 & April 22 2014, FM Evan Ju defeated IM Marc Esserman by a score of 18-12 to win $750.

Death-Match 24

On May 3, 2014, GM Dmitry Andreikin defeated GM le Quang Liem by a score of 18-11 to win $750.

Death-Match 25

On June 22, 2014, IM Yaacov Norowitz defeated GM Boris Avrukh 14.5-13.5 to win $600. 

Death-Match 26

On July 26, 2014, GM Irina Krush defeated GM Nadezhda Kosintseva 14-13 to win $700.

Death-Match 27

On September 6, 2014, GM Alex Lenderman defeated GM Wang Yue by a score of 17-14 to win $600.

Death-Match 28

On October 3, 2014, GM Simen Agdestein defeated GM Giorgi Kacheishvili by a score of 12.5-11.5 to win $700.

Death-Match 29

On November 22, 2014, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated GM Dmitry Andreikin by a score of 17-16 to win $650.

Death-Match 30

On January 3, 2015, GM Hikaru Nakamura defeated GM Wesley So by a score of 21.5-11.5 to win $750.


  • 4 months ago


    Amp up the prizes!

  • 8 months ago


    There are two Death Match 25s..

  • 11 months ago


    hope i can join death match soonLaughing..

  • 12 months ago


  • 12 months ago


    Nice! So will there be like any master death match tournament of sorts with all these 22 winners..would make for an interesting view..

  • 2 years ago


    We need Shanky vs Hammertime!!

  • 3 years ago

    GM KaydenTroff


    I believe and I could be wrong, but I think for the Shahade-Sharma match it was only a prize fund of $800 and not $1000 like Shankland-Hess.

  • 3 years ago



  • 3 years ago


    how much did jorge sammour won?

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    that will be announced around June 8th.

  • 3 years ago


    who are the two playing in the sixth death-match?

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    the second player for what?

  • 3 years ago


    Nice who is the second player?

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

  • 3 years ago


    Who are the two for match five? 

  • 3 years ago


    NICE-looking forward to it!

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