Chess.com Raises Over $15,000 for Baden Baden Snowballs
Danny Rensch met with members of the Baden Baden Snowballs as the Chess.com Community raised over $15,000 to support them.

Chess.com Raises Over $15,000 for Baden Baden Snowballs

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After the Baden Baden Snowballs had all of their personal belongings stolen at the PRO Chess League Live Finals earlier this month, the Chess.com community came together to support the German side last Saturday.

"I'm just speechless. This evening I got to experience the whole spectrum of humanity. What happened to us in San Francisco, I couldn't imagine considering where I am from, and what I am witnessing now, I also could not imagine - now on the positive end," said GM Georg Meier as the Baden Baden Snowballs Charity Drive came to a close. The Chess.com Twitch community raised $15,566 over two hours to support the PRO Chess League team.

To get there, members of Chess.com's Commentary and Streaming community donated raffle prizes to support the Snowballs, including IMs John Bartholomew, Levy Rozman, Danny Rensch, Hans Niemann, Anna Rudolf, WFM Alexandra Botez, and GoldDustTori.

Fans will not have to wait long to see Baden Baden in action again, as the Snowballs will participate in the PRO Chess League Summer Series in Group B, alongside Barcelona, Pittsburgh, and Reykjavik.

Prizes

To help raise $15,566 for the Baden Baden Snowballs, we've compiled the list of donors below. Every donor was entered into a raffle (some prizes were raffled on stream, others after the stream) to win the various prizes offered by Chess.com and the streaming community. Donors who gave more than $50 receive a bonus membership of 3-months of diamond  while those who gave between $10 and $50 receive a complimentary 1-month diamond . Of course, this is separate from the raffle prizes. We wanted to specifically thank these donors for their contributions.

N.B. We are reaching out to every donor individually to coordinate delivery of the prizes. With over 70 donors, this may take us a few days. We'll be going in alphabetical order so ZaeemA, we love you, but please be patient with us! Once again, we appreciate everyone's support!

Username Raffle Prizes Bonus Membership
alexipatov Free entry to the FischerRandom Qualifiers 3-month diamond
alexy2013 3-month diamond 1-month diamond
Anthony 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
arturnawrowski 3-month diamond
AssE9 3-month diamond 1-month diamond
bjh13 6-month diamond, Chess.com polo, Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
Brian 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
btente Chessable 1-year PRO membership, 5 blitz games with Danny Rensch 3-month diamond
cashmenke Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
ChaeDoc 3-month diamond, 5 games with GoldDustTori 1-month diamond
Chance10x10 PCL Finals T-shirt, Rapid game with Alexandra Botez 1-month diamond
chessablerookie 1-year diamond 3-month diamond
ChessAntibac Chess.com polo 1-month diamond
chessbae94 Lesson with John Bartholomew 3-month diamond
chessehead876 Co-Commentator for a day 1-month diamond
chessgremlin Free entry to FischerRandom Qualifiers, 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
chompton2 Signed PCL team jersey 1-month diamond
CorvusLiberatus Signed PCL team jerseyPCL Finals T-shirt, Rapid game with Alexandra Botez 3-month diamond
D0cHolliday28 Chessable 1-year PRO membership, 3-month diamond 1-month diamond
DaveC-Westminster Chess.com polo 1-month diamond
dede33a33 Chess.com polo 1-month diamond
DragonMateZ PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
Eddie Chessable 1-year PRO membership 3-month diamond
EddieBarber2 1-year diamond
EOGuel Chess.com polo, 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
ESY16 PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
ffive_ PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
FraAponte PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
geordie1974 PCL Finals T-shirt
GMKrikor 1-year diamond 3-month diamond
GregoryDubinsky Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
hailstans London System video course 1-month diamond
Hedgehog1963 Chess.com polo 3-month diamond
hoff_believer Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
IcelandicGambit 3-month diamond
ipawnedmychessset PCL Finals T-shirt, 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
irlbinky 3-month diamond, 1-year diamond, PCL Finals T-shirt, Rapid game with Alexandra Botez 3-month diamond
Johnathan Lesson with Hans Niemann 3-month diamond
johohahan 3-month diamond
jylu_vswr Lesson with Danny Rensch (2 hours) 1-month diamond
Kaleb_kaleb01 Chess.com polo 1-month diamond
KevinCWong Chessable 1-year PRO membership 3-month diamond
knvsback Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
LiquidEggProduct Signed PCL team jersey 3-month diamond
Maprail 3-month diamond 3-month diamond
maxmlynek PCL Finals T-shirt, PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
mepluschess Chess.com polo
missnonymous Lesson with Anna Rudolf, PCL Finals T-shirt 3-month diamond
mongreltiger Chess.com polo 1-month diamond
Nate 3-month diamond 1-month diamond
Naycir Chess.com polo 3-month diamond
NikolaStojsin Design your own emote, Rapid game with Alexandra Botez 3-month diamond
OldGambitGuy London System video course 3-month diamond
OsoGeo PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
percyhepworth 1-month diamond
Plica Lesson with Levy Rozman 3-month diamond
QuantumCat23 London System video course 1-month diamond
raync910 1-year diamond 1-month diamond
Rikkert207 1-year diamond
RookedOnChess PCL Finals T-shirt, Rapid game with Alexandra Botez 1-month diamond
scottdpt12 PCL Finals T-shirt
sefosefo12 Did not claim prize, given to next highest donor 3-month diamond
sellportal Free entry to FischerRandom Qualifiers, 1-year diamond, PCL Finals T-shirt, London System video course, 3-month diamond, 3-month diamond 3-month diamond
silverdreams2000 PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
SirPlinko8 PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
skilledwolf PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
SlugSurfer 3-month diamond
snm364 PCL Finals T-shirt
The_Sniper_Chess Signed PCL team jersey, PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
VampLord11 PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
youandmeandyourbestfriend Journalist for a day, PCL Finals T-shirt 1-month diamond
ZaeemA 1-year diamond


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We hope to see you all in our future streams on www.twitch.tv/chess!

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