Bullet Chess #263: [Tournament] lichess Bullet Arena

50 players, including LM TonyRo, DipperPines, and foilole. Final standings:

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  1. The man doesn't sleep!!
    Edit: Video suggestion – pull an all-nighter playing lichess tournaments.

  2. Love your bullet videos. Funny you uploaded this because earlier this morning, while watching an old bullet video of yours I thought, "it's been a while since he has done a lichess tournament."

  3. That last game was unfortunate, good tournament though!

  4. I'm sorry John, but that Lubudavid86 actually won only against you in his first 5 games.
    You can find him here at 23rd position. 14:22
    Btw, I was missing your bullet arena on lichess, thanks for coming back. Dont let too much time passing till your next one!

  5. Love it! I got smoked by Tony (and by nearly everyone else I played), but hey it's bullet.

  6. Very fresh upload ๐Ÿ™‚
    Little mess in description (final standings and twitter)

    2:27 Good berzerk opportunity has blitz rating around 2150
    (and he lost 5 games in a row after beating you) ๐Ÿ™‚

    21:59 Resigned and lost on time, that was pretty funny ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. John, you sometimes mention that 3…Qa5 Scandi have some theoretical problems and it can be refuted ๐Ÿ™‚
    I think a lot of players might be interested in this subject and we would very much like to know how to play against it from such a Scandi master like you (like Chessable repertoire or educational video), unless of course it is no secret ๐Ÿ™‚

    At the moment I'm playing 3. Nf3 against Scandinavian and feeling good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for this video and your job at all!

  7. John I got my wife out of bed to watch this at 2am lol! yes I'm from Dallas good memory.

  8. I buy your excuse of not playing Lichess in a while; Lichess and Chess.com feel very differently, especially when playing bullet! Great video, John, glad to see some more tournaments ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. John, could you place your webcam thingy a bit lower so we can see the material imbalances. Just when playing on lichess. btw, great video again!

  10. Please do at least 1 bullet arena a week. I know it doesn't make your classical games better, but man its entertaining!

  11. "This guy is in first place, so let's hit him with a Scandi." ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Glad to see a bullet, thanks. Did Tony have bishop take g6 at @26:53?

  13. Would love to get a better chess player. I have the feeling I do not learn anything by watching good players or playing chess at all. My ELO on chess24 is stuck. When I'm very lucky I reach the 1600, but this does not last for more than one day. And if I'm unhappy I even can fall below 1400. Atm I have 1562 again and I am quite happy, but I had this ranking years ago already. So there seems to be no progress.

  14. Seriously, screw windows 10. If anyone else has their machine inadvertently upgraded, you can prevent the installation by refusing to agree to the EULA.

  15. John you look like you've lost weight.

  16. If they have a ? after their rating on lichess, it means their rating is still calibrating. And Windows were in the news in the UK because they altered it so that if you hit the x on the pop up window (for the update), it still updates! There's been a lot of criticism regarding this.

  17. Lubudavid86 lost every other game ๐Ÿ˜ฎ how is this possible?

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