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11th Blitz "Death Match" Player Announcement!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 12/28/12, 2:29 PM.

Grandmaster Robin Van Kampen and International Master Benjamin Bok have confirmed their participation in Chess.com's 11th Blitz Death Match, to be held Saturday, February 2nd 2013 at 9am PST - 1PM EST. The two players will be competing for the $1,000 cash prize as well as all the pride and glory of becoming the first Dutch champion!

Van Kampen and Bok have enjoyed a long-standing rivalry since their earliest days as two of the Netherlands' most promising young chess stars. Though the slight "on paper" favorite may appear to be Van Kampen (FIDE Rating of 2570, compared to Bok's FIDE Rating of 2522) - their previous record might suggest otherwise...

A tough, quick loss for Van Kampen at the hands of Bok...



IM Bok has a lifetime plus record against Van Kampen, according to a recent database search. Van Kampen separated himself somewhat from Bok when he recently became the youngest ever Grandmaster for any Netherlands-born chess player, earning the GM Title in 2011 (at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 17 days).

Although these two are friendly, we expect an epic "viking-like" showdown in February, and we hope all of Chess.com will join us on www.chess.com/tv for live coverage!

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  • 20 months ago

    Offline1995

    white rook put in g4

  • 20 months ago

    upen2002

    which time IST ?

  • 20 months ago

    narek_sargsyan

    When in GMT +4?

  • 20 months ago

    timofey_81

    Note that Van Kampen has never moved his Queen

  • 20 months ago

    Vivinski

    om 18:00 uur

  • 20 months ago

    qazwsxedcrfvtgb1234

    6am what is the clok on netherland

     

    hoelaat is het in nederland

  • 20 months ago

    pingo420

    lets rock and roll and shake and bake buddy!

  • 20 months ago

    breisdor

    isn't 9am PST 12pm EST?

  • 20 months ago

    shigzeo

    My money's on death.

  • 20 months ago

    EN-johnpeter101

    and, dang pressed only one star, my fault..

    wait no i found a way to change it :)

  • 20 months ago

    EN-johnpeter101

    wats pacific time? i know im eastern time....

  • 20 months ago

    Majid_Dambad

    Intresting!

  • 20 months ago

    aris7kris

    i think black will win with rock move target at pion h3

  • 20 months ago

    Offline1995

    black won 100%

  • 20 months ago

    Vivinski

    I disagree, I think death matches are highly entertaining.

  • 20 months ago

    ChessisGood

    This was a good promotional tool for a while, but it seems to be getting old. Chess.com should come up with some new, more original ways to attract members!

  • 20 months ago

    bluefirex24

    This can't be happening!! Can't wait for tomorrow! :D

  • 20 months ago

    curiousquark

    Looking forward to this one!

  • 20 months ago

    Vivinski

    me too, %$#@@%^^!!!!!!!11

    But I will watch if afterwards.

  • 20 months ago

    ElKitch

    Ok, thanks! :) I hope I am able to watch.. have possible other appointments :(

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