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Eric Hansen calls for transparency in charity streams #TweetOftheDay

The Canadian Grandmaster Eric Hansen openly called for transparency in charity streams. “Chess streamers get paid extremely well to do charity streams like Hikaru Nakamura. Am I the only one who thinks this should be disclosed? I am OK with streamers making $ because of the net positive, but the lack of transparency bothers me.”

In a blitz interview for Eric Hansen shared more

– What provoked you to disclose this information and ask for transparency now?
I saw a tweet that seemed disingenuous. Streamers get offered so much money to host fundraisers that this is their main motivation

– Have ChessBrah made such streams before?
We did a couple of streams paid-for before we stopped. I don’t have an issue with it if it’s transparent.

– Your call for transparency is admirable. Can you make a constructive suggestion in this direction?
Chess has far too much lack of transparency, I feel compelled to call it out when I see it

Read more: TweetOftheDay column

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