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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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  • 23 months ago

    MoonlessNight

    LittlePeasant FTW

  • 23 months ago

    SonofPearl

  • 23 months ago

    P_G_M

    Which is the time control on this matches?

    How many games is the match played?

  • 23 months ago

    jason1

    One question the sicilan def white play e4 plays c5 white than plays d4 with queen black move do u do

  • 23 months ago

    GM KaydenTroff

    AJ Ram for the win!!

  • 23 months ago

    P_G_M

    @ACEChess

    Which is the time control on this matches?

    How many games is the match played?

  • 23 months ago

    MMSANCHEZ

    When our we going to have a top chess kid death match?

  • 23 months ago

    drvijayshah

    best luck NEGILaughing

  • 23 months ago

    gmtravis

    MY FRIEND FM JOHN DANIEL BRYANT CRUSHED GM ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ IN 32 MOVES AT THE WORLD OEN AND ALEJANDRO REFUSED TO SIGN HIS SCORE SHEET. JOHN WENT ON TO EARN A GM NORM AT THAT TOURNAMENT

  • 23 months ago

    Champeknight

    Negi an instant favorite.

  • 23 months ago

    P_G_M

    @SonofPearl

    Which is the time control on this matches?

    How many games is the match played?

  • 23 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    Great news! Should be fun!

  • 23 months ago

    RybkaShredder

    Go Ramirez!

  • 23 months ago

    SonofPearl

    Negi must be favourite, but Ramirez surely has a chance. Should be a great death match! Cool

  • 23 months ago

    MacNetwork

    Perfect match! cant wait to watch the show!Cool

  • 23 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Fan-fun-tastic. Cool

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