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12th Blitz "Death Match" Player Announcement!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 2/13/13, 11:43 AM.

It's official! Rising stars GM Alexander Ipatov and GM Marc Arnold are confirmed to participate in Chess.com's 12th Blitz Death Match, set to take place Saturday, March 30th, at 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern. The two young studs will duke it out for the $1000 cash prize, as well as the pride and glory of becoming a Blitz Death Match Champion!

GM Ipatov recently entered the limelight by winning the 2012 World Junior Championship, ahead of such stars as GM Ding Liren, GM Yu Yangyi, and many other strong junior GMs. Alexander has competed all over the world and is currently ranked 4th among Turkish chess players, with a FIDE rating of 2569. 

Reigning World Junior Champion, GM Alexander Ipatov!

GM Arnold comes in as a slight underdog with a FIDE rating of 2538, but Marc's future chess career is just as promising, as he recently became the 2012 U.S. Junior Champion and has been on a steady rise for the past few years. With lots of experience in blitz and bullet, Marc should in no way be underestimated.

Reigning US Junior Champion, GM Marc Arnold!

Although the two players have never played each other before, and are even friends (away from the chessboard!!), they are sure to be motivated to give it their best with the goal of defeating a fellow young star.

Be sure to catch all of the live action, including pre-match interviews on Saturday, March 30th, at 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern, open to all members on Chess.com/tv! IM Rensch and other special guests will bring you "play by play" of all the action as it happens.

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  • 15 months ago

    jxiao

  • 16 months ago

    RookedOnChess

    Oh, I LOVE that idea :) I don't think Danny did it at all though, during the broadcast. Today was definitely a day of total focus on the games! I hope next time they kid around a bit, too :)

  • 16 months ago

    NM NoRematch

    Next time can Lawrence Trent do an American accent while Danny does his English accent?  Laughing

  • 16 months ago

    RookedOnChess

    Great show :) Great commentary :) Thanks, guys!

  • 16 months ago

    coverfire32

    where is the link to watch?

  • 16 months ago

    CM MrDemir

  • 16 months ago

    coverfire32

    where is the link to watch?

  • 16 months ago

    NawabSaab

    how to watch this match ?

  • 16 months ago

    bradley_net

    as it started

  • 16 months ago

    sumtihjjain

    sorry its .. 8:30pm

  • 16 months ago

    upen2002

    what is the time in Indian Standard Time?

  • 16 months ago

    sumtihjjain

    cant get the live video stream plz help out

  • 16 months ago

    otissun

    what are you guys saying?

  • 16 months ago

    ricky123

    Has the match started??

  • 16 months ago

    CM MrDemir

    Not yet

  • 16 months ago

    adrianyanny

    has it started?

  • 16 months ago

    sherif68

    Go Ipatov

  • 16 months ago

    diddun

    1500 gmt

  • 16 months ago

    michaelfia

    Ipatov!


  • 16 months ago

    Logical_Chess

    C'mon Ipatov!

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