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    Erik | Bay Area, CA, United States

    Joined: May 7, 2007

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  • Fair Play And Cheat-Detection

    News Dec 30, 2016, 12:03 PM

    Cheating in chess is a serious issue. The issue is magnified online, where there is no arbiter to physically observe play. takes fair play and cheat-detection very seriously, and we have since our founding.  We...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    PROChessLeague Jan 8, 2017, 3:56 PM

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    News Sep 17, 2016, 2:13 AM

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There...

  • New Contest: Chess In World Landmarks

    pete Jun 14, 2016, 8:43 AM

    Have you ever seen a beautiful landmark or an interesting building and thought, "hey, this place could use more chess?" It's time for another photo manipulation contest on  [Update, June...

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

    batgirl Apr 20, 2016, 11:40 AM

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories....

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  • What did our team do this last week?

    erik Feb 11, 2017, 5:58 PM

    This week I asked our team to write a brief sentence about one thing they worked on to make life better for our members (you!). They didn't all respond, but here you go. Maybe it's interesting. I don't know?! Sam Assistant...

  • Snowballs rain over the Puffins...

    StockholmSnowballs Jan 22, 2017, 11:35 AM

    In the 2nd Round of the PRO Chess League we were paired against our dear neighbors, the Reykjavik Puffins. They prepared a very strong and even line-up against us with GM Johann Hjartarson leading the team, the...

  • The Snowballs got bitten by the Mosquitos (6-10) – Recap of Week 1

    StockholmSnowballs Jan 15, 2017, 10:52 AM

      The US PRO League kicked off this week and although we were very excited for this new online adventure the match didn’t go exactly as planned. Our team this week consisted of GMs Georg Meier, Evgenij Agrest, Erik...

  • Playing on the Automated Chessboard - SquareOff

    erik Jan 11, 2017, 6:04 PM

    If you haven't seen the SquareOff chessboard before, you need to. Right now. Go learn about it here on their INDIEGOGO page. It's an automated chessboard that moves the opponent pieces for you.  When...

  • Incredibly Satisfying Checkmate

    erik Dec 14, 2016, 1:23 PM

    There is something fun about knights. Quirky. Playful. So to get a swarming knight checkmate in the middle of the board against an egregiously stubborn opponent who should have resigned long ago was just too much...

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