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10th Blitz "Death Match" Player Announcement!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 11/20/12, 3:42 PM.

Grandmasters Parimarjan Negi and Alejandro Ramirez have both confirmed their participation in Chess.com's 10th Blitz Chess Death Match, set to take place on January 12th, 2013 - with pre-match interviews starting at 6:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 PM Eastern.

Due to multiple scheduling difficulties around the holiday season and other major chess events, Chess.com will not be hosting a Death Match in November or December; however, we are excited to have the caliber players of Negi and Ramirez committed to compete in the first match of the new year!

It would seem the initial favorite "on paper" would be GM Negi, who comes in rated 2638 FIDE, and ranked #5 in India. Negi boasts a World Ranking #121. 

However, GM Alejandro Ramirez -- A.K.A. LittlePeasant in the "internet chess world" -- is as active an online blitz player as any Grandmaster. As a Chess.com Ambassador, Alejandro is very familiar with the Live Chess interface, and will be very comfortable in the "Death Match Arena"!

Ramirez holds a current FIDE Rating of 2554. Though originally from Costa Rica, Ramirez recently trasferred federations, and is currently ranked  #20 in US, #413 in the World.

We hope everyone will join International Masters Daniel Rensch and David Pruess as they cover all the action live on www.Chess.com/TV - The show will be open to all Chess.com Members, and the games can be followed in Live Chess.

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  • 18 months ago

    roboman1990

    Darn I missed it... Could you post the video for people who were unable to see it?

  • 18 months ago

    IM dpruess

    the match is at www.chess.com/tv and begins in 24 minutes.

  • 18 months ago

    Andrius0093

    SO where is the match?!

  • 18 months ago

    AdarshSaji

    Good match from chess.com side

  • 19 months ago

    Sosman98

    Dunno either of em nvm ill watch looks as if its gonna be a tough match. 

  • 19 months ago

    milivoje1953

    divno nice

  • 19 months ago

    shankarm79

    I'm waiting..

  • 19 months ago

    Bindusharma143

    Cool I will Watch the Match

  • 19 months ago

    CoolChessMan12

    cAN'T WAIT

  • 19 months ago

    AlainCust

    @sebleb Il y en a mais je comprends l'anglais t'inquiète :)

  • 19 months ago

    ethana97

    Parimarjan Negi is the second youngest GM till date. Its because of him I entered the 'chess-world'...i will surely watch the match!!

  • 19 months ago

    rjbotorres

    Nice to watch

  • 19 months ago

    roczrach

    great job chess.com just move on

    very thrilled to watch

  • 20 months ago

    IDASP

    Awesome!

  • 20 months ago

    crazypigg

    I'll try to stay up to watch this (2.00 am GMT)

  • 20 months ago

    beardogjones

    Why do they call them "death" matches?

  • 20 months ago

    CoolChessMan12

    When is it?

  • 20 months ago

    MSC157

    tnx pruess!

  • 20 months ago

    IM dpruess

    the first 1:15 of the match is 5 min+ 1 sec increment; the next hour is played at 3 1, and the final 45 minutes are 1 1 bullet.

  • 20 months ago

    MSC157

    Hey! Can anyone tell me how many games they are playing in death matches? I'm not si into that, so I'm interested! :) What's the time control?

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