Competitive Play

We are on a mission to accelerate online speed chess as an esport. As individuals, we all have different attitudes, beliefs, skills and values. As a team, we don't ask people to set aside their values, we share an ethos, which guides our behaviour and decision-making. This is best summed up by the word Mateship, an Australian and New Zealand cultural value that embodies equality, fairness, frankness, loyalty and friendship.

Checkmate Treasury

Fair Go

We are committed to providing incentives and rewards to users for participating and contributing to the platform's growth.

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Fair Play

We are committed to promoting fair play by ensuring that all participants have access to opportunities and compete fairly.


Fair play, tolerance and good sportsmanship must be promoted at all times.


Ekecheiria, the ancient Greek Olympic Truce, promoted peace, safe passage, and respect among competitors. This spirit is echoed in Checkmate.live, where we promote competitive play by putting fair play, tolerance, and mateship first.

Decision Making

First Principals

As mates, we work as a team and operate united by the principle of Ekecheiria and Tolerance which embodies our platforms first principles.

  • Tolerance and Good Sportsmanship: The platform should promote Fair play, tolerance and encourage good sportsmanship
  • Fair Play: The platform should promote fair play by ensuring that all participants have access to opportunities and compete fairly
  • A Fair Go: The platform should provide incentives and rewards to users for contributing to the platform's growth and development
  • Accessibility: The platform should be accessible to players regardless of their location, nationality or whether banked or unbanked
  • Community-Driven: The platform should be a partnership with its community, enabling mechanisms for co-governance, decision-making processes and representation
  • Collaboration: The platform should promote collaboration to foster opportunities, industry standards, innovation and growth
  • Neutrality: The platform should maintain political neutrality to protect the sport's integrity, preventing any political influence from impacting the game
  • Compliance: The platform should observe regulations to ensure that its operations adhere to ethical, legal, and local social standards
  • AI and Biometrics: The platform shall use AI, biometrics and new technologies responsibly and securely
  • Security: The platform should take necessary measures to ensure the security of all user data and transactions
  • Decentralization: The platform should embrace decentralization whenever feasible to ensure that users have greater control over their assets, data and transactions
  • Transparency and Integrity: The platform should be transparent about its operations, including how user data is processed and used, transactions are handled and integrity rulings


Our vision is to become the premier platform for competitive mind sports. We aspire to offer an accessible, fair and sustainable eco-system for epic battles, broadcasts, leagues and tournaments. The Community Treasury has been established to reinvest in our community and ensure we achieve our mission of accelerating chess as an esport.

Checkmate Treasury

Community Treasury

The Checkmate Treasury and the attached prize pool is a dynamic fund that grows with every trade and treasury drop. The community treasury seeks to provide a platform for players to level the playing field, increase opportunities to earn, platform development and supporting the development of promising players.

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In the spirit of sports governance and web3, Checkmate has established a co-governance model for the Community Treasury. Our model is designed to be fair, transparent, and geared towards sustainable growth, with a share of Checkmate revenues allocated to support initiatives and the Checkmate community.


As part of its commitment to community and acceleration of chess as an esport we're establishing the Checkmate Players and Queens Councils. Members of the councils will be elected by the Checkmate community prior to the first competitive season. We want to ensure that players interests are fairly represented and we're all moving forward together.


Codes of Conduct

In line with Checkmate's core ethos, our codes of conduct are grounded in tolerance and understanding of diverse perspectives and values. Aligned with the standards set by ESIC and IGEA, we are dedicated to fostering a gaming environment that respects differences and promotes inclusive, ethical engagement. These guidelines are pivotal in ensuring that everyone, from team members to vendors and players, contributes to a community where diverse backgrounds are embraced, and fair play is paramount.


At Checkmate, guided by our principles of Ekecheiria (truce) and Tolerance, we do not tolerate bullying or harassment. This includes any derogatory comments based on race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, faith, mental or physical abilities, or country of origin. Promoting discrimination or violence against these groups is also unacceptable.In our community, every member is expected to treat others with dignity and respect, embodying the values of Fair Play and Good Sportsmanship. By joining, you agree to uphold these standards, contributing to an inclusive and respectful gaming environment.

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Fair play

At Checkmate, fair play is the cornerstone of our community. We view cheating in online chess as more than a violation—it's fraud. Our commitment to competitive integrity is unwavering, bolstered by advanced anti-cheating measures and AI-driven monitoring to ensure every game is played with honesty and respect.We require all players to adhere to the highest standards of integrity. Utilizing third-party software, exploiting bugs, or any activity granting an unfair advantage is strictly prohibited. Your conduct, both in gameplay and community interactions, should reflect our principles of Ekecheiria (truce) and Tolerance, fostering a secure, transparent, and equitable environment for all.Remember, at Checkmate, every move counts, and so does the integrity with which it's made.


As a proud member of ESIC and IGEA, Checkmate is committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and fair play. All our team members, vendors, and players are required to observe these codes of conduct when doing business with us. This commitment extends to promoting a safe, inclusive, and competitive environment for all participants. We believe in fair play, respect for all players and stakeholders. By engaging with Checkmate, you agree to adhere to these industry-leading standards, ensuring a positive and respectful gaming experience for everyone

"That which is not good for the swarm, neither is it good for the bee."

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor