chessnerdbird vs. BradenLaughlin in a Streamer's Deathmatch
On 2/9/2018 at 7pm EST / 4pm PST I will face an opponent that I have yet to beat. Out of the 5 games we have played I have 0 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw. All the action can be seen at my twitch channel or ChessTV.
Okay, 3 of those losses came during the Arena Kings Cash Tournament where I only won 5 of my 26 games. On top of that, none of the losses came during a time control that we are going to be playing during the deathmatch. In fact, we drew the game played in a time control that will be used during the deathmatch.
I know. I know.
I still don't have a win.
Well, that is going to make it even better when I crush my opponent in front of all the Twitch and Chess.com viewers.
Enough talk about me and how I haven't won a game. Let's talk about the rules, these are adapted from Chess.com's rules for a deathmatch as well:
- The match will last a minimum of 3 hours
- The first 90 minutes will be played with a 5|2 time control.
- The next 60 minutes will be played with a 3|2 time control.
- The final 30 minutes will be played with a 1|1 time control.
- Scoring is the simple 1 point for a win, 1/2 point for a draw, and no points for a loss.
- In case of a tie after the 3 hours the players will continue playing 1|1 games and the first player to win will win the entire match (Don't worry folks Braden will be taken down well in advance).
- There will be no breaks allowed during the match. The games will be played non-stop.
- No mercy will be given for mouse-slips, disconnections, complete domination, etc.
- Trash talking is allowed and encouraged. Keep it clean and above water.
Here are the games we have played to this point. I have removed my analysis so as to not give my opponent any insight to my preparation. At my level is that really necessary? No, but why take chances?
If you made it this far.... here is a sneak peak of what the stream will look like.