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Death Match!

Death Match!

Jan 11, 2012, 9:35 AM 61

In less than half an hour, Danny and I will contest chess.com's inaugural Death Match, a 3-hour bonanza of chess, sweat, and tears. All levels of members can watch by going to www.chess.com/tv. 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.

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