Introducing the Chess.com Bot Championship

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Chess.com bots are an exciting way to play chess against a silicon opponent. The streamer bots consist of popular content creators who have recently taken on chess streaming as well as FIDE titled players who now stream professionally. Which bot is the best bot? We are seeking to find it out in the Chess.com Bot Championship!

Format

We are including all 14 of the streamer bots that are not chess Grandmasters. Inspiration for this came from the Chess.com I’m Not a GM Speed Chess Championship, the Computer Chess Championship, and PogChamps. The bracket will be divided in half based on chess experience. The ‘champions’ are chess players that have official FIDE titles or have many years of tournament experience. The ‘contenders’ are newer players to chess that have only been actively participating in tournaments recently.

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Chess.com Bot Championship Bracket

The players are seeded by their respective bot ratings and the top-rated players on each half will receive a first-round bye. Each match will consist of one game with the colors chosen at random. If the game is a draw, the players will change colors and play again. In the final match to determine the champion, we have special rules in place. All 3 of these scenarios count as a challenger win:

  1. Win the game
  2. Draw the game
  3. Last 40 or more moves!

Match-ups

First Round Byes

Danny
International Master (2550 rating)
Chess.com CCO

Samay
Stand-up Comedian
Chess Streamer

Challenger Match-ups

MrBeast
YouTube Content Creator
PogChamps 3 Participant

Pokimane
YouTuber, Streamer, LOL, Fortnite
PogChamps & BlockChamps

xQc
Popular Streamer
PogChamps Experience

CodeMiko
V-Streamer
PogChamps 3 Participant

Ludwig
YouTube Streamer
Chess.com Commentator

Neeko
Twitch & TikTok
PogChamps 3 Participant

Champion Match-Ups

Kevin
National Master
French Chess Streamer

Luison
FIDE Master
Spanish Chess Streamer

GothamChess
International Master
Some Guy

Andrea
Experienced Chess Player
BotezLive Streamer

Anna
International Master
Fan Favorite

Alexandra
Women FIDE Master
BotezLive Streamer

Get Involved!

  1. Post in the comments who you’d like to see win
  2. Share this post with your favorite streamer on Twitter
  3. Subscribe to email updates or follow us on Twitter
  4. Play a bot

Games will be analyzed in future posts and we will include takeaways for the bots as if we were analyzing games of chess learners.