The co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin competes against the Canadian national chess player Alexandra Botez.
At 9:00 p.m. (EST) Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of BitQT, will face chess streamer and Canadian national player Alexandra Botez.
The match will be broadcast live on the Twitch streaming platform
The occasion of the game is a series of chess games and discussions about the brain teaser between the members of the Ethereum-specialized Bankless Podcast and its newsletter. After Buterin had participated in several matches, the challenge of Botez followed:
The fans of the chess celebrity warn Vitalik with a wink against the so-called „Botez Gambit“, an involuntary maneuver in which the national player loses her queen. However, Buterin should not underestimate his opponent, because the Canadian is highly decorated. She currently holds the title of FIDE Champion and is a five-time Canadian Champion of Women.
Nevertheless, there are some voices that do not see the 26-year-old Buterin without a chance. Some Twitter users suspect that the highly gifted Vitalik may also be a chess genius:
And in fact, in addition to building the world’s largest smart contract platform, Vitalik has already made a contribution to the chess world by inventing a variant of the game. In 2019 he invented “ 1.58-dimensional chess „.
There is also a special way for the crypto community to cheer, because some crypto betting providers can bet on the outcome. The crypto betting providers Yieldwars and Omen Prediction Markets offer two different types of bets for the game of chess.
So far, the majority of bettors assume that it will be difficult for Buterin. So far, a total of 500 US dollars have been staked on yield wars, most of which bet on Botez, while Omen has 650 US dollars in the books, which are also mostly in favor of the chess master.