Yay! Special thanks to thibault and @Myts
RIP Regium and Mr. MENSA Delgado. Thanks to all who fought to reveal this clown as a scammer.
Time to re-tell the entire story for everyone who's new here in the forum. I found a Spanish guy who can explain in detail what happened:
@Panagrellus and all
Make sure you are not drinking something while watching the video. The screen and everything around me is now full of beer.
Guys, excellent job! Delgado thought joking with the chess community would be like taking a candy from a kid, but it wasn't exactly that way.
I reported this scam to Kickstarter as soon as it went live. Received this reply today:
Thanks for bringing this project to our attention:
Project: REGIUM · Automatic Chess e-Board (Suspended)
Report date: February 25, 2020, 9:17 AM EST
Please see this thread: lichess.org/forum/general-chess-discussion/blog-XlE48hEAACIAQv2F?page=1
We’ve investigated it and taken action. While we can’t provide specific details, our actions may include—but aren’t limited to—suspending projects, individual accounts, or payment to creators. Please know that not all investigations result in these actions, and that actions taken may not be visible to the Kickstarter community.
We strive to learn from our community and we value your input. Thanks again for looking out for the Kickstarter community.
Kickstarter Trust & Safety
A very similar thing happened to a celeb called Tim Newman (née Heidecker). I wonder if this Delgado guy is the same guy causing all this mayhem with REGIUM chessboards.
Finally! Thanks to all who helped!
"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek
S afe &
-- rfw :)