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  1. 13 Jan '14 20:06
    Hello.

    I already have a premium account on Playchess, but my premium subscription expires soon. I'm going to buy another one year premium membership in a few days. But I hate my username there, so I want to create a new account.
    So my question is: is it allowed to create a second account on Playchess? (and never login to the old account ever again)

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    13 Jan '14 20:21
    Originally posted by Marc Benford
    Hello.

    I already have a premium account on Playchess, but my premium subscription expires soon. I'm going to buy another one year premium membership in a few days. But I hate my username there, so I want to create a new account.
    So my question is: is it allowed to create a second account on Playchess? (and never login to the old account ever again)

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
    You're best bet is to contact the admins or modz there and ask them.
  3. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    13 Jan '14 20:30
    Originally posted by Marc Benford
    Hello.

    I already have a premium account on Playchess, but my premium subscription expires soon. I'm going to buy another one year premium membership in a few days. But I hate my username there, so I want to create a new account.
    So my question is: is it allowed to create a second account on Playchess? (and never login to the old account ever again)

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Playchess+Terms+of+Service
  4. 13 Jan '14 21:21
    @ChessPraxis: I thought about that, but if I choose to create a new account there anyways I don't want to get noticed and banned, so asking them may not be a good idea.

    @Ragwort: Not very helpful...
  5. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    13 Jan '14 21:30
    Originally posted by Marc Benford
    @ChessPraxis: I thought about that, but if I choose to create a new account there anyways I don't want to get noticed and banned, so asking them may not be a good idea.

    @Ragwort: Not very helpful...
    If you read those conditions you would see that the membership ends after the stated period. Added to that the number of IM and GM books I've read in the last few years where they are trumpeting their 5 minute blitz games under several different names with the same site I think it is safe to draw the conclusion that so long as the money is rolling in the owners don't care.

    But you are (once again) asking the wrong person.

    After all anyone on here who had done it wouldn't want to be identified if they thought it was against playchess rules would they?
  6. 13 Jan '14 22:01
    But they are GMs/IMs, no moderator would be foolish enough to ban them for something as insignificant as creating a second account.. I'm just a patzer, they would ban me without mercy.

    And about the "Terms of use":
    "End of membership - For Standard members the membership automatically ends after the period the member has paid for (usually 3, 6 or 12 months). Premium members have to cancel their subscription to PlayChess on the PayPal site."
    Are you sure this means that once my premium membership ends I can create a new account? I'm not so sure about that... (then again English isn't my native language so maybe I'm just stupid...)
  7. 13 Jan '14 23:55
    Once again, Marc Benford on the forums.
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    13 Jan '14 23:57
    Originally posted by Sebastian Yap
    Once again, Marc Benford on the forums.
    Are you stalking him or something? Get a life. 😕
  9. 14 Jan '14 00:48
    Do I even need to stalk for something so obvious?
  10. 14 Jan '14 03:32 / 1 edit
    To be honest mate I don't know why you are asking us.

    Surley a question about the rules on another site would best be asked
    on that site.

    Ask on that other site if you can have two accounts on here.
    You will get a ChessPraxis type reply. (which BTW I've given a thumb up!)
  11. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    20 Jan '14 01:03
    He asked the same ? on a "chessforum" site. I replied but was told I'd have to wait for moderator approval before my post would appear. The last time a moderator was there was 12-12-13