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Chess Grandmaster destroys Twitch donator on stream in five seconds

Published: 3/Dec/2018 11:14 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 11:37

by David Purcell

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When a challenger emerges from Twitch donations with the promise to defeat a chess Grandmaster, you expect them to at least put up a fight. 

However, it only took a few measly clicks of the mouse for Benjamin Finegold to fend off donator ‘IncredibleBlunderer’, who certainly lived up to his username with a pretty incredible blunder here.

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The chess match came about as the American  Grandmaster challenged his Twitch chat to take him on: “When you donate, I play you.”

Finegold achieved the title of chess Grandmaster in 2009 and is currently ranked 924th in the world rankings of active players, according to the World Chess Federation. 

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Feeling confident in his abilities, IncredibleBlunderer decided to answer the challenge, donating some cash for the opportunity to take on the American. 

Unfortunately for him, he never got a chance to show how good he was, as Finegold quickly took advantage of a mistake by IncredibleBlunderer in his first move to destroy him in just five seconds.

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While some viewers may have thought this could turn into a David and Goliath type situation before the pieces got moving, the resulting performance ensured that unlike the biblical tale, it was Goliath who walked out the victor in this contest. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, Finegold seems to be open to all challengers. You never know, you could go one better and win – or at least last longer than the five seconds IncredibleBlunderer managed!

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AOC recruits Pokimane & Hasan for Among Us Twitch stream

Published: 19/Oct/2020 22:17

by Bill Cooney

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U.S. politician Alexandria ‘AOC’ Ocasio-Cortez nearly broke Twitter when she asked, completely out of the blue, if anyone would want to play Among Us with her on Twitch – and none other than Pokimane and Hasan the Hun seem to be some of the chosen few to get a shot.

AOC serves as U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, and while she also moonlights as a League of Legends player, she hasn’t yet tried her hand at the hit party game ‘Among Us.’

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That all seems set to change though, based on the explosion of responses, replies, and offers to play she’s received on Twitter after asking if anyone would be interested in inviting her to join their lobby.

“Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote?” AOC asked on Twitter. “(I’ve never played, but it looks like a lot of fun.)”

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One of the more than 7,000 people to reply (at the time of writing) was Twitch’s own Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, who said “it’d be an honor” to play with her, and even offered to help the representative set up her stream if she needed any help at all.

AOC told Poki she would be creating an account and getting some streaming equipment “today” (Oct. 19), so this first-ever “get out the vote” Among Us stream seems like it will be happening very soon.

Not one to be left out, fellow Twitch streamer Hasan ‘Hasanabi’ Piker claimed he was already setting up a lobby to get AOC some venting experience.

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“Just DMd you. This sounds fun, let’s so it,” the New York politician replied to Hasan’s offer, making this impromptu Among Us event an already star-studded lineup.

Three people do not make a full lobby, though, but based on the insane amount of replies AOC got from users who seem very eager to play with her, they shouldn’t have any problems finding another seven willing participants.

Although she did indicate the stream would be going down as soon as possible when she gets set up, there’s still no official date from anyone about when the Among Us event will happen. We’ll update this story as more details become available though, so keep an eye here for all the latest on this unexpected collaboration.

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