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7th Blitz "Death Match" Player Announcement!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 6/20/12, 11:07 AM.

Chess.com's 7th Blitz "Match of Death" will take place on Sunday, July 29th at 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern) time. The match is set to feature the highest rated player in Filipino history, Grandmaster Wesley So, against the youngest Grandmaster in American history, Ray Robson.

Both So and Robson are ranked in the top 20 in the world on the current FIDE Top Juniors list, and both can boast many international and national chess accomplishments. Wesley So, the "favorite on paper" became a Grandmaster at the age of 14, was the winner of the Corus Wijk Aan Zee International chess tournament (C-Group) in January 2009, and is currently ranked just outside the top 100 in the world.

GM Ray Robson
GM Wesley So

Born in Guam, but a "Florida Native", Ray Robson became America's youngest Grandmaster Elect in history in October of 2009. Ray has been considered one of the brightest chess stars in America since the age of 12, has won numerous national scholastic titles and competed in multiple US Chess Championships.

This exciting matchup pits two of the world's brightest young stars against each other, but perhaps just as interesting is that it pits two "future teammates" -- as both will be attending Webster University in the fall, competing for the SPICE team in all collegiate and Pan-American events. 

All the action will be covered live on Chess.com/TV, with live commentary by IMs Daniel Rensch and David Pruess and other special guests. The broadcast is open to all members of Chess.com! To review all the rules/details of Chess.com's Blitz Chess Death Matches, click here. For results of Chess.com's last Death Match (featuring GM Gawain Jones against GM Robert Hess), click here.

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  • 2 years ago

    templedome

    is there anyway for like us who did'nt upgrade the account on chess.com to watch the death match live?

  • 2 years ago

    flavenido

    By the way, my congratulations to these two talents for passing their requirements at the Webster University, where they will become school mates, or classmates.

  • 2 years ago

    ksv

    You can watch this match on www.chess.com/tv

  • 2 years ago

    SiberianLynx

    Soryy, is there a way to see the game?

  • 2 years ago

    flavenido

    Wishing the best for these two young talents in Chess. Both of them have great future! God bless the both of you!

  • 2 years ago

    TheKidProdigy

    isn't it suppose to start now?

  • 2 years ago

    Ricardo33

    chesstv is  offline

  • 2 years ago

    Ricardo33

    costa rica is -6 hours, so at what time?

  • 2 years ago

    kabawka

    it will start 7 hours and 30 minutes from this moment!

  • 2 years ago

    joe_nicol

    its on in england now, but the live chess tv is not working right, nothings showing and theres no sound, it just says 'offline' anybody help?

  • 2 years ago

    RICK29

    Man i was afraid i missed the game and could  have kicked myself in @$$,

    this is  gonna be an amaaaazing game to watch...

  • 2 years ago

    XxBrokenTearsxX

    @nerdie... Thanks. :)

  • 2 years ago

    templedome

    im right now here in the philippines and i am eager waiting to see the match. I tried to open the chess.com tv where the match will be lived-cast but it's off line. Do i have a chance to see that game tommorow? i have an account on chess.com but not a platinum or a diamond member.

  • 2 years ago

    Ruchit-Patel

    When it will start ? ( In Indian time ? )

  • 2 years ago

    nerdie

    @Brokentears, my fellow Filipinos said that it would be 6am here on the 30th, considering our time difference, I believe it would be 10pm on the 29th.

  • 2 years ago

    XxBrokenTearsxX

    What time will it be on in England?

  • 2 years ago

    karlmarx2000

    nag start na ba?

  • 2 years ago

    DimebagDerek

    I believe So won both times in Lubbock, once as white and once as black.  And then the draw as juniors.  So as far as I know it is  Wesley So:  2-0-1

  • 2 years ago

    RayDuqueIII

    Thank you for the information Maxwell. Nice to know it. I hope this game will be a DRAW again.

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City

  • 2 years ago

    maxwelluplb

    Just for your info. Twice na pala silang nag meet. The 1st time was in 2005 in Belfort, a YMCC boys under 12. It was a draw. The other game they played was in 2010, Spice Cup, won by wesley in 27 moves, sicilian.  (Source: Chessgames.com) I don't know if they played more.

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