Millionaire Chess Information Center

Below is a collection of information about the Millionaire Chess Open to be held in October. It is a one-stop information center for everything you need to know about the historic tournament! There are also discussions about the event at various links… the most vigorous being at chess.com. Join the Millionaire Chess team to make this event a reality! Feel free to post questions!

Note: This is not an official page of the Millionaire Chess organization.

Millionaire Chess Information Center

GM Maurice Ashley & Ms. Amy Lee
present
The 2016 Millionaire Chess Open

Thursday, October 6th through Monday, October 10th 2016

CONTACT: MILLIONAIRE CHESS

email address: contact@millionairechess.com
website: https://millionairechess.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HighStakesChess
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/millionairechess
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MillionaireChess

PRIZE DETAILS!!

* * *

Articles & Interviews

No #millionairechess for 2017… hopeful for 2018
5 February 2017 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #68: No Millionaire Open in 2017
1 February 2017 (Millionaire Chess)

Daaim Shabazz and Amy Lee after MC3

Final Newsletter from Millionaire Chess
1 November 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Reflections of 2016 Millionaire Chess Open
29 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

A Winner’s Tale: GM Chirila on Millionaire Chess 2016
22 October 2016 (uschess.org)

Maurice Ashley on 2016 Millionaire Chess
21 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Drum Interviews @ ’16 Millionaire Chess
18 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Dariusz Swiercz wins 2016 Millionaire Chess Open!
16 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess 3: Swiercz beats Jones in dramatic finale
14 October 2016 (ChessBase)

The Scoop on Millionaire Chess 2016
13 October 2016 (Jennifer Shahade for uschess.org)

A Millionaire Chess champion is a student at Saint Louis University
14 October 2016 (St. Louis Public Radio)

GM Dariusz Swiercz Wins 3rd Millionaire Open
11 October 2016 (chess.com)

under-1200 playoff

Bilguun Bayaraa vs. Vanessa Sun
Under-1200 Playoff

2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Four
10 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess 3: Jones, Swiercz, Cordova, and Zhou
10 October 2016 (ChessBase)

2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Three
9 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Two
8 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Third edition of Millionaire Chess starts
8 October 2016 (ChessBase)

GM Pontus Carlsson (right) chatting with GM Samuel Sevian and his mother.

GM Pontus Carlsson (right) at MC3 chatting with
GM Samuel Sevian and his mother, Armine Sevian.

2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day One
7 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess III in Atlantic City
7 October 2016 (Susan Polgar Chess Daily News)

2016 Millionaire Chess Open (Atlantic City, NJ)
6 October 2016 (The Chess Drum)

MC3 is going live on October 6, 2016
30 September 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

The End of Millionaire Chess?
23 September 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #65: Countdown to Millionaire Chess 3 begins!
1 September 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Newsletter #64: July is gone, just two months remain!
1 August 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

2016 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Nigeria)
23 July 2016 (The Chess Drum)

2016 Millionaire Chess Satellite (S. Africa)
21 July 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #63: Next deadline around the corner
1 July 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Newsletter #62: The first flag falls
1 June 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

MC3 May 31st deadline approaching
4 May 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Participants Adia Onyango, Stacey Moore and Alisa Melekhina
flanking Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee.
Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Newsletter #60: Sign-up now, don’t wait until the deadline!
1 May 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

MC#3 Registration now open!!
1 April 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #59: It’s go time!
1 April 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

MC3 Update: Websites and Satellites
20 March 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #58: Website Now Live!
15 March 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Newsletter #57: Pause in Rememberance
1 March 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Drum Roll… MC3 Announcement Coming!
17 February 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #56: New Prize Fund & Entry Fee
15 February 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

Newsletter #55: MC3 is Here!
1 February 2016 (Millionaire Chess)

MC3 is coming!
1 February 2016 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #54: Thank You!
1 November 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Reflections of 2015 Millionaire Chess Open
31 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

MC’s Amy Lee Reflects on #MC2
23 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Drum Interviews @ ’15 Millionaire Chess
19 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Millionaire Monday)
15 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Day #4)
14 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Day #3)
14 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess 2: Nakamura is supreme
13 October 2015 (ChessBase)

The $100,000 Nakamura Knockout At Millionaire Monday
12 October 2015 (chess.com)

Before Millionaire Monday, Sunday Had It All
12 October 2015 (chess.com)

Millionaire Chess 2: Fighting for a million
12 October 2015 (ChessBase)

Nakamura, Others Chase ‘Las Vegas Liem’
11 October 2015 (chess.com)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Day #2)
10 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

To Define ‘Millionaire Chess,’ Consult Webster
10 October 2015 (chess.com)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Day #1)
9 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

2nd Millionaire Chess Underway In Las Vegas
9 October 2015 (chess.com)

2015 Millionaire Chess Open (Las Vegas)
9 October 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Open begins in Las Vegas
8 October 2015 (ChessBase)

Newsletter #53: Next Stop, Vegas!
1 October 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

50+ GMs, 50+ Countries = Millionaire Chess 2015!
26 September 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Ashik on Millionaire Chess
21 September 2015 (Ashik Uzzaman)

Newsletter #52: MC3 New Location & Other news
15 September 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Newsletter #51: August was satellite month!
1 September 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

TV deal for Millionaire Chess?
19 August 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #50: TV Deal Within Reach!
15 August 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Malaku Lorne reigns at Jamaica’s Millionaire Qualifier!
10 August 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess blazing hot promotions!!
9 August 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #49: The Bar Rises!
1 August 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Botswana: Oatlhotse Eyes P10 Million
28 July 2015 (allafrica.com)

2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Kingston, Jamaica)
22 July 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Oatlhotse wins Millionaire Satellite in S. Africa!
20 July 2015 (The Chess Drum)

IM Mabusela on 6/6 at Millionaire Tourney!
18 July 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Open #2 gets Caruana!
16 July 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #48: Showcasing Amateurs, Video Contest & Hotel Promo
15 July 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Johannesburg, S. Africa)
11 July 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #47: 100 Days to Millionaire!
1 July 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

MC Open registration deadline 6-30-15!
22 June 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Olape wins Millionaire Chess Satellite in Nigeria!
16 June 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #46: A Deadline Approaches
15 June 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Satellite #2 (Lagos, Nigeria)
3 June 2015 (The Chess Drum)

MCsquared = $1,000,000 + $1,000,000
3 June 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Can Wesley So win Millionaire Chess Open again?
3 June 2015 (telegraph.co.uk)

Newsletter #45: Million Dollar Announcement
1 June 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess Discount… THIS weekend!!
29 May 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #44: MC Satellite Event in Africa Registration Discount
15 May 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess Open 2014: The inside story of a bold play to chand the history of chess.

Millionaire Chess #1 book shines!
11 May 2015 (The Chess Drum)

2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Nairobi, Kenya)
5 May 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Newsletter #43: Chess News & Upcoming Registration Discount
1 May 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess qualifier set in Kenya!
18 April 2015 (The Chess Drum)

The Excitement Builds after US Chess Championships
15 April 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Filipino chess prodigy Nouri @ ’15 Millionaire Chess Open
9 April 2015 (inquirer.net)


Millionaire Chess 2015

15 March 2015 (The Chess Drum)

So vs. Nakamura in October Vegas Millionaire Chess Open
9 March 2015 (inquirer.net)

Millionaire Chess Is On the Move!
15 February 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

The big news just keeps coming!
1 February 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

64 seconds with Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess
3 February 2015 (Susan Polgar)

Nakamura @ Millionaire Chess #2
30 January 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Kasparov Chess Africa to host three ‘Millionaire’ tourneys!
29 January 2015 (The Chess Drum)

Happy New Year!
1 January 2015 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess #2 opens January 1st!!
31 December 2014 (The Chess Drum)


‘Pushing Wood’ at Millionaire Chess

16 December 2014 (The Chess Drum)

MC#2 Dates and More!
15 December 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

New Website!
1 December 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Planning Number 2!
15 November 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Moving Forward
31 October 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Raising the Stakes: What the Millionaire Chess Open Means for Chess
31 October 2014 (Velocity Chess)

Amy’s impressions of MC#1
29 October 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Highlights of MC#1
28 October 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Murphy’s Law: Thoughts on Millionaire Chess
28 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess: An interview with Maurice Ashley
27 October 2014 (ChessBase)

The Million Dollar Journey: GM Chirila on Vegas Part II
24 October 2014 (uschess.org)

7 Tips From The Champion: How to Win Millionaire Chess
23 October 2014 (thechessworld.com)

Reflections of the Millionaire Chess Open
22 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Moves: Kavutskiy on Games from Vegas
20 October 2014 (uschess.org)

Melekhina on the Millionaire: Impressions from Vegas
20 October 2014 (uschess.org)

A 2500 in a Millionaire Event (2/2)
19 October 2014 (ChessBase)

A 2500 in a Millionaire Event (1/2)
18 October 2014 (ChessBase)

Drum Interviews @ Millionaire Chess Open
17 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Wesley So wins 1st Millionaire Open!!
16 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess Open Report Card
16 October 2014 (Tactics Times)

First Ever Millionaire Chess Open Tournament – A Grand Experience
16 October 2014 (Dragon Bishop)

Wesley So Wins the Millionaire Chess Open
15 October 2014 (ChessBase)

Chess as a spectator sport? Organizers of big-money tourney say yes
15 October 2014 (Las Vegas Sun)

Thank you!
15 October 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

MIT Data Scientists Are Making Chess An Online Spectator Sport
14 October 2014 (fastcolabs.com)

Wesley So Wins the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas
14 October 2014 (Huffington Post)

Millionaire Chess: The fortunate four
13 October 2014 (ChessBase)

Millionaire Chess Open: Day Three
12 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Impressions from the Millionaire Chess Open
11 October 2014 (ChessBase)

Millionaire Chess Open: Day Two
11 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess Open: Day One
10 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Las Vegas chess tournament hopes to make game cool
13 October 2014 (BBC)

The Million Dollar Training: GM Chirila on Vegas
7 October 2014 (uschess.org)

2014 Millionaire Chess Open (Las Vegas, NV)
5 October 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Letter to Participants
1 October 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

GM Maurice Ashley on Sports Radio
30 September 2014 (uschess.org)

Exeter chess champion heads to Las Vegas for
$1million prize fund competition

30 September 2014 (Exeter Express & Echo)

Millionaire Chess Goes Global!
15 September 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Million dollar chess match
15 September 2014 (globalnews.ca)

The True Value of Millionaire Chess – Sept. 10/14
14 September 2014 (amylee.biz)

So you want to be a millionaire…try chess
9 September 2014 (Asian Pacific Post)

Can you beat a grandmaster?
Vancouver entrepreneur looks to change the face
of chess with showcase tournament

9 September 2014 (The Province-Vancouver)

Ashley interview on Millionaire Chess, Part 3
6 September 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Can grandmaster Maurice Ashley turn chess into a glitzy,
Las Vegas-style spectator sport?

2 September 2014 (CBC Radio)

Millionaire Chess To Come To Las Vegas Casinos
2 September 2014 (News Talk Florida)

Hardcore pawn as Las Vegas bets it all on $1m chess
2 September 2014 (The Independent-Ireland)

Big-prize chess hits the Las Vegas Strip in poker gambit
1 September 2014 (The Telegraph)

Amy Lee (profile)

Millionaire Chess to Hit Las Vegas,
in Gambit to Raise Game’s Profile With Big Prizes

1 September 2014 (New York Times)

A Tournament Director Speaks
15 August 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Official Launch for MC App!
15 August 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

On Chess: Millionaires And Missed Connections
6 August 2014 (St. Louis Public Radio)

Millionaire Chess Special Prize to Belize
30 July 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

I was wrong about the Millionaire event
26 July 2014 (chess.com)

Millionaire Chess Links With Chess.com
25 July 2014 (chess.com)

Millionaire Chess July 31st deadline coming!
16 July 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Major Deadline Around the Corner!
15 July 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

“Playing in the ‘Millionaire Chess Open’?” or “Who’s Going ‘All in’?”
9 July 2014 (enyca.org)

Exciting News for Registrants!
1 July 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Tour Millionaire Chess with GM Maurice Ashley
26 June 2014 (uschess.org)

Millionaire Chess Explained
25 June 2014 (Chess Nigeria)

High-Stakes Chess is Serious Business
18 June 2014 (mauriceashley.com)

Security – Front and Center
15 June 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

MC – Commitment Program
1 June 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Will Smith touts Millionaire Chess
30 May 2014 (The Chess Drum)

LOUD and CLEAR: Millionaire Chess will NOT cancel!
20 May 2014 (AmyLee.biz)

Help Spread The Word
15 May 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

The Vegas Experience
1 May 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Ashley interview on Millionaire Chess, Part 2
26 April 2014 (The Chess Drum)

MC’s Lifetime VIP Membership
24 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

To the MC skeptics – As mentioned by Ashik Uzzaman
23 April 2014 (AmyLee.biz)

An Amazing Week
17 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

On Chess: Millionaire Chess Ups The Ante In Vegas
16 April 2014 (stlpublicradio.org)

Counting down to the chess tournament of the year,
Millionaire Chess at Las Vegas in October

16 April 2014 (africachess.net)

Will Smith Applauds Millionaire Chess
14 April 2014 (mauriceashley.com)

Millionaire Chess Open is a Go – despite all the doubts!
12 April 2014 (dragonbishop.blogspot.com)

El Torneo Millonario: Las Vegas apuesta por el ajedrez
11 April 2014 (abcblogs.abc.es)

USCF Joins the Party, Supports Millionaire Chess
11 April 2014 (uschess.org)

Millionaire Chess Open is a Go!
9 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

$1,000,000 Open Tournament announced
9 April 2014 (ChessBase)

Millionaire Chess MATRIX Video – Reload Before The Revolution
8 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Million Dollar Chess Tournament Makes First Move
7 April 2014 (uschess.org)

Million Dollar Chess Tournament Makes First Move
7 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess… it’s a go!
7 April 2014 (The Chess Drum)

MC Decides To Move Ahead!
7 April 2014 (AmyLee.biz)

It’s Decision Time
4 April 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

High stakes chess in Las Vegas? Maybe…
29 March 2014 (chess24.com)

Does Chess Deserve it?
27 March 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Ashley Statement on the Millionaire Open
27 March 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Connecting on Social Media
20 March 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Changing The Face Of Chess – Who does it??
17 March 2014 (AmyLee.biz)

16 days for Millionaire Chess push!
15 March 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Tapping Into Team Spirit
13 March 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Last Chance to Make History Happen (& Birthday Wishes!)
6 March 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Ashley interview on Millionaire Chess, Part 1
3 March 2014 (The Chess Drum)

MC Promo: History in the Making
2 March 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Dealing With Sandbaggers at the MCO
27 February 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Ashley: Why should Chess exist at all?
24 February 2014 (The Chess Drum)

Showcasing Chess With the MIT Media Lab
13 February 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

How You Can Win Before October
6 February 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Why Grandmasters Are Joining Us
30 January 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

When You Talk, We Listen
23 January 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Let’s Talk Numbers…
9 January 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Can a Grandmaster Pull Off a Millionaire Chess Tournament?
15 January 2014 (Wall Street Journal)

Group Discounts for the Millionaire Chess Open
9 January 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

The Millionaire Chess Experience
2 January 2014 (Millionaire Chess)

Early Reactions to $1,000,000 Chess
28 December 2013 (The Chess Drum)

Ashley on Millionaire Chess Open
26 December 2013 (Millionaire Chess)

Millionaire Chess Tournament: Las Vegas, October 2014
19 December 2013 (ChessVibes.com)

Millionaire Chess Tournament Announced: Las Vegas, October 2014
19 December 2013 (chess.com)

Interview with Amy Lee, partner at Millionaire Chess
19 December 2013 (AfricaChess.net)

Millionaire Chess Open Sets History’s Highest Stakes
19 December 2013 (Yahoo! Finance)

GM Ashley: A $1,000,000 Response
15 December 2013 (The Chess Drum)

Millionaire Chess Comes to Vegas 2014
12 December 2013 (uschess.org)

Ashley launches MillionaireChess… $1,000,000 Tourney!
12 December 2013 (The Chess Drum)


Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

2 Comments

  1. I’ve entered the Millionaire Chess Open – why?
    1. Chess is my hobby and its been a couple of years since I last played in a big money swiss, so I am overdue for an intense chess “fix”.
    2. GM Ashley made big promises regarding the 2005 HB Classic — and the event exceeded expectations, at least from a player’s point of view. I vividly remember running into one 2400+ veteran of many big tournaments who exclaimed “this is the best tournament I’ve ever played in”! And I still agree with him.
    3. In addition to duking it out with fellow section players who are all serious about their chess, those who attend will also be serious about seeing chess grow … and more than a few will have the means to do something about it. Think of the MCO not as the culmination, but as the potential beginning of the next wave of chess growth.

    See you in Vegas!

  2. One of the best I had played in too! Quite a bonanza!

    I didn’t go with visions of grandeur and the possibility of winning big bucks. However, in this one I hope to make an impression. It’s hard for me because it is a journalist’s playground… so many people to interview. In fact, I am doubting there will be much in the way of chess coverage other than The Drum, uschess.org and maybe something on chess.com.

    I believe the tournament will be a success IF people simply look at how this could benefit chess in the long run. Ironically, too many chess players lack long-term vision when it comes to promoting their own game.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button