After almost 5 years of tweeting, over 100k followers and 86 episodes of "Chess week on Twitter" Natalia Pogonina has finally been verified on Twitter!
How does one get verified? According to Twitter:
Twitter verifies accounts on an ongoing basis to make it easier for users to find who they're looking for. We concentrate on highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
Hence, we are grateful to you for your support and to Twitter for acknowledging Natalia's achievements and efforts to promote chess internationally. Becoming verified is an important step towards increasing the efficiency of the process.
As far as we know, at the moment only three professional chess players have verified Twitter accounts - Alexandra Kosteniuk, Garry Kasparov and Natalia Pogonina. However, we have previously compiled a list of grandmasters on Twitter - check it out. We will also update it today and add a couple of new entries! Let's hope that some of them will get the blue badges in the future.
If you follow Natalia Pogonina and send her a tweet saying that you are a chess fan from @chesscom, she will follow you back! Let's stay in touch