With The Millionaire Chess Open being only five months away, The Chess Drum interviewed GM Maurice Ashley yesterday for the first time since making the decision to continue with the thrust to hold the Millionaire Chess Open. The Chess Drum also conducted an interview in early March.
The interview detailed the behind-the-scenes dynamics of how the decision was made to continue after a disappointing account of only 65 players had signed up by March 27th (76 by the deadline March 31st for a targeted 1500). Ashley explains further the other avenues of support and the plans going forward. He remains optimistic and plans to speak more on the event in coming months.
Thursday, October 9th through Monday, October 13th 2014
CONTACT: MILLIONAIRE CHESS