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Zen Mode on Lichess- Boom for my Chess

How many of you think that hiding chess ratings will improve your playing results. I am stuck to a barrier and I am trying to break it. Recently I tried a new thing which I heard from my strong friend and training partner Jay. I thought to hide opponent's ratings so I can play a game of chess without knowing my opponent's ratings. Guess what happened?  

I started to winning a lot games and my SLP also became super well. In the bottom I shared some of my games.







Crushed a 2200 positionally


Win against 2200+


Crushed a 2200+ again


Missed mate but nice king hunt I think

Yes, I do not say I played superb chess but I am starting to play without any fear. I do not have a lot experience so I it annoy me when I see ratings. Esepcially online. Offline I never felt fear because I have a lot time to think. 

So, what's your approach guys to play online chess?

Now my goal is to break this 2300 level. I am trying to keep my elo to 2200 but it goes down and then back to 2200 then down. Slo up down is going on here but Zen Mode is superb

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help needed

I am a passionate chess player. I didn't take chess so seriously earlier. But in the last six months, I witnessed a sudden blast in my rating on chess.com, as I started playing more frequently. at my peak, i was around 800 rating points higher than what my rating 6 months ago. (My peak is about 1651 in chess.com live ratings) but I am not able to cross this rating range. Please help me. 

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