The term "Smurf" has picked up a new slang meaning, with its origin in online chess, on sites like Among online chess players, a "smurf" is someone who has a secondary account with a purposely low ELO rating, making themselves appear much worse of a player than they are. This extends to players such as Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, one of the best chess players alive today. While under normal circumstances, smurfing is considered to be against the spirit of the game, it is allowed in certain situations, such as when a great player wishes to engage in self-handicapping and play against normal players., for example, condones Nakamura's use of smurf accounts when engaging in bongcloud and Botez Gambit speedruns.