Hi there! We hope you all are having a happy holiday season. This is a quick blog to update you on two on-going items important to the Golem community. First is the Golem Provider Subsidy (ZkSync to Polygon), and second will be the Golem Chess Competition of which there is still one more prize remaining!

Golem Provider Subsidy Update

The Golem Provider Subsidy - ZkSync to Polygon began almost two weeks ago and we’d like to do a push to get as many providers to upgrade before the conclusion of the subsidy, on January 13th. So far there have been 121 providers who’ve been transferred a total of ~3600 GLM.

If you’ve run a Yagna provider node in the past then you’re on the eligibility list. All you need to do is to spin up your provider node with the latest version (v0.9.1) and run it to allow for the subsidy scanner to find the node, before January 13th. The scanner is checking each day for eligible providers that have updated to the latest version. Following which your node address will be put in queue to receive the Polygon GLM transfer.

Over the Christmas weekend, the scanner discovered 4 more eligible nodes although there are hundreds more on the Golem Provider Subsidy eligibility list. Don’t miss out!

Golem Chess Competition Update

The first Chess on Golem Tournament is running with one slot (3rd prize - 5000 GLM) remaining!

An outstanding 1100+ human vs Chess on Golem games have been played as part of this tournament, and multiple masters came out to claim victory over Chess on Golem.

Winners

  • The first player, teoeo#2927, claimed the prize of 15k GLM by defeating the Grand Master Level.
  • The second player, Yellowdragoon#1476. claimed the prize of 10k GLM by defeating the Grand Master Level.
  • The third player, Highlynontrivial#5979, claimed the prize of 5k GLM by defeating the Experienced Level.

Winner’s Backgrounds

Our winners came from a wide range of countries and ratings, with teoeo#2927 being a freshly named national master (NM) in the USA, with a FIDE elo of 2204. Teoeo is well known on Chess.com as being a strong player overall. Teoeo is well versed in the London System, and positionally superior compared to other players at his current elo.

Yellowdragoon#1476 is a FIDE master who hails from Ireland with a current elo of 2315! Yellowdragoon#1476 has shown how well he excels at blitz games by winning the majority of games on the FIDE stage as both white and black.

Highlynontrivial#5979 is a FIDE master who comes from Australia with an elo of 2005! He excels at playing standard games with the black pieces. He's played well over 2000 games in just the last 3 years!

Summary

If you’ve ever run as a Golem Provider with the latest implementation (Yagna) then you most likely have some GLM allocated to be transferred to your address on Polygon. So all you old-timers out there, dust off your node, upgrade and get your GLM that you earned on ZkSync reflected on Polygon.

A quick thank you to the winners and contributors of the Golem Chess Competition so far, it was extraordinary to see such skills chess players come to the Golem community and beat the Golem Network in chess. We also had great community feedback by two individuals (Arald#3425 and wannabe2700#9172) which helped us improve the competition in places where the guidelines had some holes. The 3rd prize is still remaining!