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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

    RayDuqueIII

    darktooth, Again, the start of the game time in the Philippines is on Monday morning, July 30, 2012 at 6AM. It's too early morning. Right?

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City

  • 2 years ago

    darktooth

    What time the game starts in Ph time?

  • 2 years ago

    RayDuqueIII

    Yes simpleton, I'm absolutely positive. It will be Monday morning, July 30, 2012 at 6AM, Manila time.

    The time difference between New York and Manila is 12 hours. Manila is ahead of time in New York. The 3PM Pacific time is the time in the West Coast of the USA (California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, etc). New York is in the East Coast of the USA. There are 3 hours difference between New York and California.

    I hope I explained it to you very clearly and you can watch the game. It is too early morning there and people there are preparing to go to work. I think some people can not watch the game because of the time.

    I might not be able to watch the game too even it is 6PM here in New York City because we are going out at this time.

    Anyway, I hope it will be a DRAW game.

    Regards,

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City

  • 2 years ago

    jeremywariner

    Robson Will lose i swear LOL

  • 2 years ago

    jeremywariner

    Talunin mo ang bading na yan Wesley.......Kaya mo yan!!!!!

    Cool

    USA 0-Philippines 100

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    tolitz4x

    ofcourse who else can we chose,,,, Wes is monster in blitz! but let game later do the talking!

  • 2 years ago

    DimebagDerek

    Check out a site on times around the world such as this one.  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/   You can compare the time to San Fransisco time. (San Fransisco time is Pacific Time and on the chart)   Hope that helps some of you guys in the Phillipines catch the match.   And if in doubt, you could just check the site an hour prior and and hour after the time you think it is.  Chess.com will display the game is in progress on the home page.

  • 2 years ago

    Darren37

    Mr. Ray, are you sure it's at 6am (Monday) here in Manila? I thought that will be 3pm later this afternoon. :-(

  • 2 years ago

    Darren37

    Go GM Wesly!

  • 2 years ago

    Dev5

    Wesley has this

  • 2 years ago

    _HuRRiiCaNe_

    What will these 2 players chess.com account names be?

  • 2 years ago

    RayDuqueIII

    It's Saturday here in my place (New York City). Tomorrow is the game match of the 2 young GM in chess. One is the same name as me (Ray) from my place USA and one is from the Philippines where I came from before I came here in New York City.

    I'm now a retired Filipino-American living in New York City. It's hard to choose between them because my race is still Filipino but I'm living in the USA for a long time now more than I used to live in the Philippines.

    That is the reason why it's hard for me to choose. Besides, I like and love to dance the ballroom dancing a lot more than playing chess.

    I hope the game will be a DRAW.

    Thank you,

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City

  • 2 years ago

    RayDuqueIII

    Jerry, ang laban nila ay sa Linggo, July 29, 2012, 6PM, New York time, kaya bale Lunes na diyan sa Pinas, July 30, 2012, 6AM, Manila time.

    Maaga diyan kaya baka hindi rin makapanood diyan ang iba dahil papasok sa opisina. Pag dating sa opisina baka tapos na ang laro. Ang isa pa ewan ko kung puwedeng makapanood ang libre ang account dito. Sana makapanood ka. Ako, hindi rin siguradong makakapanood kahit nandito na ako sa NYC dahil may lakad kami sa oras na yon.

    Ang iyong kababayan,

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), New York City

  • 2 years ago

    tohphiraao

    Good luck to both players, i hope some day i with this stage.......

  • 2 years ago

    amatoralbania

    Good Luck !

  • 2 years ago

    aoaoao13

    go robson

  • 2 years ago

    Jerry-

    anong oras ang laro dito sa pinas?

  • 2 years ago

    IPB18

    Let's go Philippines!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    templedome

    go wesley... make us proud!

  • 2 years ago

    juandelacruz13

    .. go WESLEY..

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