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Pro Chess League player falls asleep live on Twitch

Published: 7/Mar/2019 22:21 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 23:21

by Bill Cooney

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During a recent Pro Chess League match streamed live on Twitch, one player just couldn’t seem to stay awake for the action.

Chess is one of the most popular non-video games on Twitch, with thousands of viewers tuning in to watch events like the Pro Chess League streamed in real time.

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The Pro Chess League is an international online rapid chess league featuring 32 teams from around the world competing for $50,000 in prize money. Rapid chess allows players less time than the regular 60 minutes during a match for each move.

During matches on March 6, pro player Brian Escalante, a member of the Webster Windmills Pro Chess League team, was caught napping at his computer during the live stream.

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The board in the clip doesn’t have Escalante on it, so there’s a good chance he wasn’t actually playing during his nap. Still, there are better places to catch some z’s than on a live stream in front of thousands of people.

“We have Pro Chess League history here,” commentator Danny Rensch said while stifling laughter. “I’m going to venture a guess that this young man is going to hear from his manager about this afterwards.”

“Could we maybe keep him on camera at all times?” Rensch asked. “Maybe we can have like a sleep watch, I don’t know.”

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Escalante is currently ranked as an International Master (IM) in chess by the World Chess Federation (FIDE), which is one step below Grand Master rank.

The Webster Windmills would end up tying the Pittsburg Pawngrabbers 8-8 in the March 6 match, so hopefully Escalante’s nap didn’t end up costing his team the win.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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