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Desmond
12-05-2021, 08:22 AM
From chess24 (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/mrdodgy-invitational-2-0-2021/1/1/1):
The prestigious MrDodgy Invitational 2.0 is a 16-player knockout tournament taking place in the chess24 Playzone from 12-16 May 2021. Each match consists of 12 blitz games, with the first player to 6.5 points winning. The blitz games are played at a time control of 5 minutes for all moves (no increment). If the players are tied at 6:6 they play a single Armageddon game, with the higher-rated player getting White. Official website: events.chess24.com/mrdodgy-invitational

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MichaelBaron
12-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Just wonder how many people are still watching those. With all these endless online tournaments, I stopped watching a while ago and now watching only live transmissions of OTB events.

Desmond
12-05-2021, 12:12 PM
Just wonder how many people are still watching those. With all these endless online tournaments, I stopped watching a while ago and now watching only live transmissions of OTB events.

Not sure. The Meltwater final day last week got quarter mil viewers on youtube, I think they get similar numbers on twitch too. Not too bad.

Desmond
14-05-2021, 04:17 PM
Only major upset was Jobavo over Grischuk, and a minor upset with Howell over Van Foreest. Giri beating his GM opponent 7-0 was notable.

Quarters are:
Giri - Grandelius
Dubov - Fressinet
Vidit - Howell
Navara - Jobava (sounds like a harry potter spell)

Desmond
15-05-2021, 10:37 AM
Jobava continues his upsetting ways, and knocks out Navara.

Semis:
Giri - Dubov
Vidit - Jobava

ER
15-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Just wonder how many people are still watching those.
Not sure but I actually don't! I might watch the final if I am back to Melb by then though

Ian Rout
15-05-2021, 11:31 AM
Semis:
Giri - Dubov
Dubov - Jobava
I thinj the second should read Vidit - Jobava.

Desmond
15-05-2021, 11:38 AM
I thinj the second should read Vidit - Jobava.

Thanks, yes you're right of course. Corrected.

Scott Colliver
15-05-2021, 08:20 PM
Jobava continues his upsetting ways, and knocks out Navara.

Semis:
Giri - Dubov
Vidit - Jobava

I would hardly call Jobava beating Navara an upset at blitz, they have very similar FIDE blitz ratings. Jobava has a higher FIDE blitz rating than Vidit so has a very good chance again and it would not be an upset if he won again. In fact Jobava has the highest FIDE blitz rating on any of the 4 left but Giri seems to have improved his quick chess lately.

Scott Colliver
16-05-2021, 06:41 AM
Giri and Jobava won the semi finals and will meet in the final.

Giri is the favourite but Jobava should at least make him work for it.

Scott Colliver
17-05-2021, 03:30 AM
Giri wins the final

Desmond
17-05-2021, 09:47 PM
Giri wins the final

Yes very nice performance from Giri to defend his title. Close match early on with first 4 going on serve. Game 5 Jobava dropped a rook to a clear mouse slip, but that's how it goes. Didn't really recover after that. Had a good chance to score in game 8 with exchange up, but dropped a cold rook to a knight fork and that was that.