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Bikfoot's First Prime Number Prize Arena

Bikfoot's First Prime Number Prize Arena

Jan 12, 2018, 1:47 PM 34

Anyone can play and anyone can win!

The moment is finally here: Chess.com is hosting its first ever streamer event co-sponsored with a partner.

On January 21 at 1 p.m. Pacific a two-hour, three-minute time control Arena tournament will be open to all members, with a total prize fund of $557.

This tournament, Bikfoot's Prime-Number Prize Arena is being organized in collaboration with the Twitch streamer Bikfoot, and all finishing members of a "prime number" placing will be eligible for a prize. What's the catch? Nothing!

Bikfoot, also known as Wouter Bik, is a young Dutch lad with big streaming dreams. A milestone has recently been reached by Wouter in his partnering with Chess.com, and to celebrate this, he's hosting a stream with IM Daniel Rensch where everyone can join.  

Have you never seen him stream? Check him out here!
Tournament details:

  • When: Sunday, January 21 at 1pm Pacific
  • Format: 3|0 Arena, 2 hours in length, open to all.
  • Prizes: Everyone who ends on a prime number in the top 100 will win $20, and first place wins $57. This will make the following spots profitable: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97 with Chess.com's tiebreaks deciding the prize (no squabbles or arguments, it's a lot of luck in the end!).

In addition, Bikfoot will be giving away 10 one-month diamond memberships donated by Chess.com, with one lucky person being upgraded to a year of free diamond membership!

Make sure to be there at Twitch.tv/bikfoot and Chess.com/tv to follow the broadcast with Wouter Bik and IM Daniel Rensch at January 21 at 1 p.m. PST!

Fun Facts About Bikfoot:

  1. Wouter got the name Bikfoot due to the fact that his last name is Bik and his feet are size 50.5 EU /17.5 NA.
  2. He's a Dutch guy who recently had his girlfriend from Lithuania move with him (another milestone!).
  3. Half the prize fund was donated/raised with the help of his Twitch followers, and he wants to give a big thank you to them!


Bikfoot's Top 3 Clips:

1) https://clips.twitch.tv/EnjoyableAmusedMinkSaltBae

2) https://clips.twitch.tv/HilariousCourageousMallardWholeWheat

3) https://clips.twitch.tv/TacitTameKiwiMoreCowbell

From Wouter himself about the clips above: The first clip is of the epic match Danny and I had where he destroyed me 10-1, the second clip is where I have a cheeky mate the fans will enjoy, and the third one (my favorite) is where I thought I had mate but things turned around (keep looking at my face!!!).

What do you think of this event and Chess.com partnering with thier streamers? Will you be playing in Bikfoot's Prime-Number Prize Arena? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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