Guessing My Opponent’s Rating in Classical Chess (Zen Mode)

In this video, I play a game in’s Weekly Classical Arena. I played the game while in “Zen Mode” which is a feature on lichess that hides the opponent’s username and rating. The game featured the unusual 1.d3!? and then transposed into a Closed Sicilian. I intended to play the whole tournament, but as you’ll see in this video, it wasn’t meant to be.

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  1. Up to this point, White has been following well-known analysis. But now he makes a fatal error: he begins to use his own head.

  2. Eric can you pls stream a little late than usual so i can catch the stream…its usually late at night from where i am from

  3. Whenever you upload, I just love watching! I'm bad at chess but this is one of the only chess streams I enjoy.

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