Millionaire Chess Open: Day Three

Six-way tie for first in Open… perfect score in under-2000!

Everyone wants to be an millionaire… and even a few thousand dollars richer. Aderemi Adekola of Chicago was happy to win his game over Jones Murphy on the top board of the under-2000 section putting him on 6/6. There are also perfect scores in the other section with Zhiji Li (under-1800), George Terarakelian (under-1600) and Christian Silvestre (under-1400) all running the top table. All are staying on course for “Millionaire Monday” where the top four of each sections will battle for the top prize.

Aderemi Adekola analyzing with Jones Murphy after winning their encounter. He is now on 6/6 in the under-2000 section! Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

In the Open Section, there is now a six-way logjam with tournament leader Yu Yangyi being caught after being held twice. Wesley So, Ray Robson, Timur Gareev, Daniel Naroditsky and David Berczes all are jockeying for positions in “Millionaire Monday” clash. All are on 5/6.

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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.

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