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9th Blitz "Death Match" Player Announcement!

  • IM DanielRensch
  • on 9/27/12, 2:09 PM.

Two of the most prominent figures in the American Women's chess scene have confirmed their participation for Chess.com's 9th Blitz "Death Match", set to take place Sunday October 28th at 11:30 AM Pacific, 2:30 PM Eastern. International Master Anna Zatonskih and Women's Grandmaster Tatev Abrahamyan will compete in what has become the most popular monthly event on Chess.com, if not the entire landscape of "online chess".

Though Anna and Tatev can both boast two of the most impressive resume's of any female players, the favorite on paper heading into the match must surely be IM Zatonskih. Rated nearly 200 FIDE points higher, Anna is a multiple time US Women's Champion and led the U.S. Women's Olympic Team to a Silver Medal in 2004.

Originally from Armenia, Tatev is no stranger to success at the U.S. Women's Championship herself. She was Co-Champion in 2005, losing the playoff match against Rusudan Goletiani, tied for second in 2010 where she once again came up short in the Rapid Playoff, this time against her future "Death Match" opponent - Anna Zatonskih.

Tatev has said she's excited for a chance to avenge her previous rapid defeat in 2010, but knows she's the underdog. Anna also stated that she knows she's up against a formidable opponent in Tatev. Tatev and Anna have competed as teammates for the U.S. Women's Team for several years, but on October 28th there will be no "love lost" in what is sure to be an exciting blitz duel! Their over the board record, after fourteen meetings, shows Zatonskih with a +4 record, with multiple victories for both players.

IM's Daniel Rensch and David Pruess, along with other special guests will cover all the action live on www.Chess.com/TV - so mark your calendars! Look for a preview blog, predicting the winners at some point over the next month...

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  • 13 months ago

    imfederer

    كيف الاحوال انا من ليبيا الحبيبة ,,

  • 18 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    The match is over! Go here:

    http://www.chess.com/news/abrahamyan-wins-9th-blitz-death-match-7114

    For the quick recap!

    WGM Abrahamyan won 15.5-10.5!

    Thanks to all those who watched...

    Danny

  • 18 months ago

    Vugar

  • 18 months ago

    bellhooks

    How are IM Zatonskih and WGM Abrahamyan?

  • 18 months ago

    slommy

    whats the start time in GMT?

  • 18 months ago

    bellhooks

    I'm excited about this match.  Can one view this now?  12:15 (E)  Pls. give me a hint.

  • 18 months ago

    dante_etnad

    when will they start?

  • 18 months ago

    Mai20

    I'm so exited about the game, and who's gonna win!!! Laughing

  • 18 months ago

    Mai20

    I'm so exited about the game that's happening in 2 hours!

  • 18 months ago

    euwe2011

    I am in Chicago. Is it on 1:30 pm in this time zone? thanks

  • 18 months ago

    Ceyhun1907

    Death match? after this match Anna will live.other "player" will dead :x

  • 18 months ago

    otilrac

    love you Tatev. Go for it!

  • 18 months ago

    mahdi-makarami2013

    Anna Zatonskih is so sexy and pretty.i wish she win the gameLaughingi love you Anna Zatonskih

  • 18 months ago

    star_of_india

    when it will start according to Prime meredian time??

  • 18 months ago

    drmahir

    good 

  • 18 months ago

    Ceyhun1907

    Team Ukrain #60------#86-?

    ;)

  • 18 months ago

    corewhynot

    but3, thanks for answering my question. I just feel like it's 2012 and of course sex has nothing to do with ability. Integration is a better way to send that message.  Seems a little backward in the chess world. But there are more important political problems to stand on a soap box for, so in the meantime I'll just sit back and enjoy the death match.

  • 18 months ago

    976431

    Tatev gooo, gooo ARMENIA

  • 18 months ago

    cormac_zoso

    looks like another exciting match ... these are fun to watch i must say and appreciate chess.com providing them

    chess.com editors please note: the "resume's" in the second graph should be resumes, not possessive but plural ...

    good luck to both players :) hopefully i'll be done with all my chores by then :)

  • 18 months ago

    chessloveyou

    anne is sexy 

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