The Mr Dodgy Invitational is back!
General May 11, 2021 | 12:31 PM 17

The Mr Dodgy Invitational is back!

Anish Giri returns to defend his title and fight for the same photo of a man on a horse as the 16-player Mr Dodgy Invitational 2.0 starts Wednesday May 12th. The blitz knockout tournament on chess24 has the kind of line-up chess fans would choose, with the likes of Baadur Jobava, Adhiban, Alexei Shirov and Daniil Dubov ensuring we can expect explosive action. Jan Gustafsson will commentate and there are trailers… lots of trailers!

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    Magnus Carlsen faces Firouzja & Giri on Day 1 of his Invitational

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    Space-themed Magnus Carlsen Invitational returns

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  • General Mar 8, 2021 | 7:35 AM 21

    Shohreh Bayat 'thrilled and honored' to win International Women of Courage Award

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    Choose to Challenge: International Women's Day

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  • General Mar 6, 2021 | 11:00 PM 0

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  • General Mar 6, 2021 | 8:52 AM 8

    Battle of the Minds: 4 legends compete in chess and poker

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