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    DegenChess Weekly Blitz Arena

    As some of you may be aware, James and I stream Sunday evening for several hours, playing some outrageous openings while providing good banter with the chat. As of this week's show, we have added an Arena Tournament which we will be running every week. Feel free to stop by the stream and say hi, or just participate in the tournament. It's totally up to you. https://twitch.tv/degenchess. Please be aware, this stream contains coarse language.

    What?
    Arena Style Tournament - Play as many games as you can for an hour. The highest score at the end wins.
    Entry fee:
    Free!
    When?
    9pm every Sunday night.
    Where?
    Lichess. I will post the link to register in this thread at 8pm as the stream goes live.
    Who?
    Featuring Degenchess and MCC regulars IM Morris, IM Dale, FM Puccini, FM Baron, Urban, Lekkas, Watson amongst others!
    Why?
    Bored? Looking for some laughs and some fun on a Sunday night before you go to bed? This is the tournament for you.
    Prizes?
    Degenchess subscribers will have the opportunity to win a "top scoring subscriber" prize every week. Currently, the winner of this prize will be awarded a copy of the game "Among Us" on steam.
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    With no Firegoat in sight, IM Ari Dale conquers all with FM Baron and FM Puccini also achieving podium finishes. Congrats all, and thanks to everyone who played.

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    We matched the 19 players from last week! IM Morris, IM Dale, FM Baron and FM Puccini competed against a strong field including guest IM "The Great" Dane who joined to spoil the regular's party. In the end, IM Morris was able to regain the title from Dale, holding off a strong finishing "Blind Man" who finished in second place.

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    This week's Degenchess Arena was a two horse race from the start. IM Ari Dale and IM James Morris tore away from the rest of the pack early on and never looked back. However, it was the defending champion (James) that held on to retain his title. A bit of controversy for 3rd place with FM Baron edging out FM Puccini for third place by one point... however... this was only possible thanks to Queentrap stalling his clock long enough against Puccini for the tournament clock to expire, costing him the 2 points that would have put him into third!

    Queentrap later said he hoped that by allowing the Russian FM to finish higher on the podium, that he would as a result end up in Russian President Vladimir Putin's good books. Nonetheless, Jack wins the top subscriber prize for the week finishing in fourth place, and gets a free copy of "Among Us" on steam.

    See you all next week!

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    "I pushed The Pooch" - Roy Sturgess

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    Today's Degen Blitz Arena was a one man show. James finished on 94 (99 if you count the destruction of Queentrap in the final game, which finished 1 second after the tournament clock expired), smashing the previous tournament record by almost twice the amount! Ari had a great start but after a loss to the Royster, couldn't get it going again. He managed to hold on to second place while a newcomer to the podium, Secret Account snuck into third despite the pleading from Lekko for someone to knock him off!

    Full tournament results can be found here:
    https://lichess.org/tournament/jPPtBe91
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    Today's tournament results: https://lichess.org/tournament/2DyqNmer

    IM Ari Dale reclaims the throne! The defending champion only stuck around for a few games scoring 1/3 before deciding to call it a night. Ari in turn proceeded to dominate the field, scoring wins in his last 7 games to clinch the title. In second place was that blasted SecretAccount - I may have to offer a bounty on him for anyone who can prevent him from placing on the podium! In third, Michael Baron made his return to the podium, scoring a respectable 28 after giving everyone in the tournament time odds (1:30 - 3:00).

    On a personal note, its great to see so many new faces joining in every week. Hopefully we can keep building towards an even bigger tournament!

    Tune in for next week's Degen arena!

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    Thanks to all for joining in!

    This week, IM Ari Dale was too good for the field, successfully defending his Degen Blitz Arena title for the first time! Congratulations also to Degen Blitz Arena debutant Jack Rodgers who claimed his first podium finish, just missing out on the top prize and finishing in second. Great to have you around for the stream Jack! And in third place ... *mumbles* well done SecretAccount *mumbles* ... FM Baron and FM Puccini were close to podium finishes in their own right, but slow finishes meant that the secret account overtook them in the final stages of the tournament.

    I hope everyone had fun and tunes in next week.

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    News Just In:

    Michael Baron captures his first Degenchess Blitz Arena title! Michael dominated the field tonight finish well ahead of Secret in second and the defending champion IM Ari Dale in third. Can anyone stop the Red Baron?!


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    "I still don't know why sometimes you win 4 or 5 points for a win but it certainly adds to the excitement" - Roy Sturgess

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    Tomorrow's Degen Arena Series features the return of IM Ari Dale! Can FM Jack Puccini defend his "Champ Champ" Crown?! Find out tomorrow night at 9pm AEST at https://twitch.tv/degenchess

    Blitz Tournament @ 9pm: https://lichess.org/tournament/h4Vby05C
    Bullet Tournament @ 10:10pm: https://lichess.org/tournament/V72zAGpO
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