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.
On January 13, 2012, IM Daniel Rensch defeated IM David Pruess by a score of 33-22 to win $790.
On February 26, IM Greg Shahade defeated FM Arun Sharma by a score of 21.5-10.5 to win $668.75.
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.
On April 28, 2012, IM Conrad Holt defeated IM Eric Hansen by a score of 15-11 to win a prize of $788.46.
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.
On June 17th 2012, GM Gawain Jones defeated GM Robert Hess by a score of 17.5-13.5 to win $782.26.
On July 29th 2012, GM Wesley So defeated GM Ray Robson by a score of 23-9 to win $859.38.
On September 23rd 2012, FM Robby Adamson defeated IM Dean Ippolito by a score of 14-13 to win $607.41.
On October 27th 2012, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan defeated IM Anna Zatonskih by a score of 15.5-10.5 to win $798.08.
On January 12th 2013, GM Parimarjan Negi defeated GM Alejandro Ramirez by a score of 16.5-13.5 to win $775.
On February 2nd 2013, IM Benjamin Bok defeated GM Robin Van Kampen by a score of 13.5-12.5 to win $758.93.
On March 30 2013, GM Marc Arnold defeated GM Alexander Ipatov by a score of 13.5-12.5 to win $758.93.
On April 21st 2013, GM Alex Fier defeated GM Leonid Kritz by a score of 21.5-11.5 to win $750.00
On May 19th 2013, GM Yaroslav Zherebukh defeated GM Elshan Moradiabadi by a score of 19.5-15.5 to win $750.00
On June 15th 2013, GM Fabiano Caruana defeated GM Valeriy Aveskulov by a score of 16-9 to win $750.00
On July 17th 2013, GM Krikor Sevag Mekhikarian defeated GM Robert Hungaski by a score of 13-10 to win $750.00
On September 6th 2013, GM Arkadij Naiditsch defeated GM Loek van Wely by a score of 14.5-11.5 to win $750.00
On October 5th 2013, GM Judit Polgar defeated GM Nigel Short by a score of 17.5-10.5 to win $750.00
On November 2nd 2013, GM David Smerdon defeated GM Simon Williams by a score of 17-15 to win $750.00
On January 18, 2014, GM Daniel Fridman defeated GM Yury Shulman by a score of 19-10 to win $750.00
On February 15, 2014, GM Georg Meier defeated GM Imre Balog by a score of 14-13 (overtime) to win $750.00
On March 22, 2014, GM Jan Smeets will play GM Erwin L'Ami