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CompetitorsUnknown is #1 in online chess... But who are we? Where did come from? Where are we going? The Beginning started in 2005 when two friends — Jay and Erik (that's me!) — decided the world needed a better chess website. We met 10 years earlier in college, ...
Mission: Our mission is simple: **help people enjoy their lives through the game of chess.** Millions of people look to chess for happiness. Some play casually while bored at work. Some have dedicated their lives to it. No matter what skill level, age, location, or goal, we want to be ...

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Erik Allebest
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    Really great company culture - people are very friendly. The company has a really good remote work balance as well. Plus AMAZING to get to work on growing chess!


    There's been a ton of change - it's exploded in size over the last five years, and everyone is new and/or working on new things, and figuring out how everything fits together. This isn't even necessarily bad - it's a sign of success.

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      OA is just a "why you" type of question First round with a senior dev which is much less technical and more tell me about yourself Second round is seeing if you are more qualified

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