Death Match!

Death Match!

IM dpruess
Jan 11, 2012, 9:35 AM |

In less than half an hour, Danny and I will contest's inaugural Death Match, a 3-hour bonanza of chess, sweat, and tears. All levels of members can watch by going to This is our latest attempt to advance chess entertainment, so we'd really like to get some feedback on:

- Is this interesting? Dramatic?

- Is 1 1 a good time control or would you suggest another one?

- Is 3 hours a good length of time for the match? We wanted something where fitness and stamina would play a role in the contest.

- What players would you like to see in future death matches?

- Would you prefer to hear the players' banter or commentators' analysis?

- How should the prize money be distributed? (Currently it is 50% for the winner, and 50% divided according to percent score).

- Do you have any ideas that would make the event even better?

Thanks! Any feedback would be appreciated. We're hoping to bring you some really great events throughout 2012.