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US Chess League Rivals Clash on Sunday!

This coming Sunday (May 20) is the soon-to-be-unforgettable Death-Match 5! Giorgi Kacheishvili and Jorge Sammour-Hasbun will clash for chess, for pride, and for $1000 in cash.

Kacheishvili is a strong Grandmaster with many tournament wins (including two Georgian Champinoships) to his name. He has also been playing first board for the NY Knights in the US Chess League. This past year he won the League MVP award and lead his team to the League Championship. Despite that sterling record he lost two games, as white... to Jorge Sammour Hasbun. Kacheishvili wanting revenge, challenged Sammour to face him in a Death-Match!

Sammour, first board (and manager) for the Boston Blitz, has never applied for a FIDE title, so he is usually listed as a USCF Senior Master (SM); however he has the accomplishments to be a strong IM. As a child prodigy, he won the World Championship in the U10 and U12 age groups. In addition, he is renowned for his blitz prowess, and for playing his slow time control games very quickly. He has three straight wins against GM Kacheishvili.

Has Kacheishvili bitten off more than he can chew by challenging the speedy Sammour on his home-turf? Or will he emphatically reassert himself in this huge rivalry? Which Jorgie will get the Pudding??

Find out this coming Sunday on www.chess.com/tv with free coverage/commentary with hosts IM Danny Rensch, IM David Pruess, and guests GM Jon-Ludvig Hammer, Jason Stoneking, and GM Sam Shankland. The show begins at 11:00 AM PAC and goes till about 2:45 PM.

[Death-Match Rules]

[Past Winners]

[Recordings of Previous Matches]

Here is one of their previous games, which won 3rd place in the USCL Game of the Year contest.



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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    waleed_yahia

    Very nice game excellent !! 

  • 3 years ago

    Caballero_sin_nombre

    oh i see, a knight on d7 will protect the rook on f8.  Well that is amateur foresight for ya...

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    after RxB NxR black is easily winning with an extra knight and the pawn on e3. i don't see what white missed.

  • 3 years ago

    Caballero_sin_nombre

    on move 30 white had RxB...too easy to miss things playing blitz... nice finish for black however!

  • 3 years ago

    pongopinga

    Thanks a lot, my dear friend, i´ll  watch the match, IM dpruess, you the best.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Sammour won. you can re-watch the match at www.livestream.com/chesscomlive

  • 3 years ago

    pongopinga

    When can we see the results, Kasheishvili - Samour Match? where can I get the information?

  • 3 years ago

    kipiani4

    where we can see the result?

  • 3 years ago

    cblack

    @SensXblkoutX - if 33. Qxd1 Qxg2 is mate. 

  • 3 years ago

    amoxoritis

    what time for greece?

  • 3 years ago

    SensXblkoutX

    Stupid Move to Rf1 for a block of the Rook. Should of taken rook with queen while black's queen takes Whites Rook then pushed the a2 pawn up to avoid a blockage of the king in the corner 

  • 3 years ago

    antaris

    Were all these positions a part of a plan or...! Crazy, brilliant play!  

  • 3 years ago

    sempereruditio

    This will take place at 6pm GMT? I tried a conversion but pm amd pmt are different.

  • 3 years ago

    qBart

    Terrible game

  • 3 years ago

    chessblood

    1:00 PM central, I believe

  • 3 years ago

    dino1955

    crazy and bad game !!!!

  • 3 years ago

    towerbuilders

    brilliant moved.... nice game guys

  • 3 years ago

    -_KNiGHt_-

    The last Death Match was awesome.  This should be cool too; I look foward to watching it.  Good luck fellas!

  • 3 years ago

    Arrowplay

    Nice review. A couple of lines about playing style next time?

  • 3 years ago

    problematic

    Jorge is an absolute beast in Blitz and Bullet very amicable willing to chat with up and comers.  Most probably don't know of the smash he put down on many IM's and GM's in the Dos Hermanas qualifier on ICC and  It's great to see him here, I'm a New Yorker but if I were betting it'd be on JSH.  Very much looking forward to this.

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