Verified on Twitter!

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


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  • 21 months ago


    C Bogom Natalia!

  • 24 months ago


    naty cong.Wink

  • 2 years ago


    O, goPogo

    O, wait...that's a palindrome


  • 2 years ago


    why isn't carlsen not verified yet?

  • 3 years ago


    Congrats! Well Carlsen follows you on twitter so that says a lot, good luck

  • 3 years ago


    congratulations WGM Natalia Pogonina

  • 3 years ago


    Congratulations, Natalia! I am glad to hear those awesome news!

  • 3 years ago


    Cool Wink

  • 3 years ago


    Congrats Natalia!

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    Sincere congratulations to Natalia!

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  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Was definitely kidding Natalia Smile


  • 3 years ago


    Congratulations to your great achievement GM  Pogonina. Thanks for the info. :)

  • 3 years ago


    Congrats GM Natalia Pogonina! Thank you for all the info..Laughing

  • 3 years ago


    Ha-ha, good one Natalia_Pogonina, I do remember that joke. Well, if social media is still working more power to you. Smile

  • 3 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    sushi_rice Well, should someone want to cheer me up, I guess we can use #GoPogo - it is short and rhymes well Laughing

    IM DanielRensch Thanks, Danny! I keep adding more people to my open "chess" list on Twitter. And if you mean the "GMs and WGMs on Twitter" post, then yeah, I know that certain people are missing. But, as you probably know, I am only responsible for my own columns, not for maintaining the site Wink I am sure the list will be updated as needed eventually.

    VahanGoldenStar Re Facebook and Twitter going down. I will have to reply with an old Soviet joke. There was a wide-spread expression "rotting capitalism", which was supposed to imply that it has no future. The joke goes: 'If capitalism is rotting indeed, then why is the odor so sweet?" Smile I mean, FB and Twitter may not be at their peak, but they are essential tools for communication and sharing news.

  • 3 years ago


    Now all you need is to claim your own hash tag!

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