Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, the co-founder and main character of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin meets the Canadian national player and chess streamer Alexandra Botez. streamed live on Twitch at an event.
The event came after a series of encounters and conversations led by members of the podcast and Ethereum newsletter Bankless. After Vitalik participated in a few games, Botez threw the glove:
@VitalikButerin I am a chess streamer and a huge fan of your work. I’ve heard from some people in the crypto room that they’re pretty good at chess! It would be a great honor to play if you ever need a break
– Alexandra Botez (@alexandravbotez) November 13, 2020
Fans of the chess personality They warned Vitalik to be careful with his namesake “Botez Gambit”. A fun term to use when she accidentally loses her queen. Put the jokes aside The Canadian has some serious differences: She currently holds the FIDE Women’s Masters title and is a five-time Canadian Women’s National Champion.
However, not all of them feature the 26-year-old co-founder of Ethereum. Some speculated about it Between praising Derek Parfit and figuring out the scalability, Vitalik could be hiding his true chess skills.
Watch how Vitalik secretly has 2500+ in it. He just never bothered to play enough rated matches. Https://t.co/PD34qfzaWb
– Colin Goltra (@Goltra) 18th November 2020
In addition to building the world’s largest smart contract platform Vitalik could be most notable as the inventor of a chess variant. In 2019, “1.58-dimensional chess” made its debut on a pyramid level.
And what would a mind sports game be without on-chain prediction markets where viewers could bet on the outcome? The forecast market Yieldwars offers a market for the game with “winner takes all” options for each side, while the Omen Prediction Market offers weighted payouts.
Until now, The market believes Vitalik will have a tough night. Presented as King vs Queen, the Yieldwars market has only raised $ 500 in stakes right now, and the punters prefer Botez. Meanwhile, Omen has raised over USD 650 in stakes once more he bowed heavily to the chess streamer.
A possible option for the disadvantaged founder? An irregular opening. The weekend editorial team at Cointelegraph humbly suggests the orangutan.