Month: October 2016

  • Drum Majors

    Reflections of the 2016 Millionaire Chess Open

    GM Maurice Ashley on the red carpet.Photo by David Llada The last few weeks have been a bit melancholy for Millionaire Chess fans. In an interview with The Chess Drum, GM Maurice Ashley reflected on the tournament, the challenges and the triumphs. The tournament encouraged a vigorous debate and introduced…

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  • Matches

    Carlsen vs. Nakamura Showdown on 10-27!

    There is a heavyweight blitz battle taking place in a couple of hours at chess.com between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and blitz phenom Hikaru Nakamura. Yes… it’s a big deal. This serves as a warm-up match before Carlsen’s title defense against Sergey Karjakin and the champion could not have asked…

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  • Media Stories

    Hudson’s Besomeone.org with Disney and TJMS!

    Orrin Hudson attended the premiers for “Queen of Katwe” in Chicago and Hollywood and told The Chess Drum that he felt the movie company was onto something. He was able to have a one-on-one with Lupita Nyong’o during a workshop in Los Angeles, California. Disney brought Hudson on to conduct…

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  • Drum Majors

    Maurice Ashley on 2016 Millionaire Chess

    GM Maurice Ashley GM Maurice Ashley was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame back in April and thus a culmination to the decades of service rendered to the worldwide chess community. Known to the world primarily as a commentator, Ashley had dabbled in the organization realm by successfully…

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  • Drum Majors

    Drum Interviews @ ’16 Millionaire Chess

    Drum Interviews @ Millionaire Chess Open #3 One of the most gratifying assignments in covering chess events are the interviews of various personalities. The Millionaire Chess Open attracts players from around the world and the diversity was apparent in all sections. In the under-2200, there were a number of interesting…

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  • Drum Majors

    Dariusz Swiercz wins 2016 Millionaire Chess Open!

    Maurice Ashley presents winner’s check (US$30,000) to GM Dariusz Swiercz.Photo by Daaim Shabazz With the Isle of Man is full swing and American Olympians such as Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So playing, Sam Shankland and a number of junior stars were left to defend home turf. It was…

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  • Drum Majors

    2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Four

    One of the most unique features of the Millionaire Chess Open is the qualifiers for Millionaire Monday. The final round of the preliminaries will determine who advances to the championship round of each section. However, today features some spellbinding playoffs as a result of several people will tie scores. The…

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  • Drum Majors

    2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Three

    Things are tightening as we go into Millionaire Monday. The Open Section was a bloodletting with a number of decisive games. There is currently a seven-way tie for first with GMs Baskaran Adhiban (IND), Rauf Mamedov (AZE), Jeffery Xiong (USA), Gawain Jones (ENG), Emilio Cordova (PER), Dariusz Swiercz (POL) and…

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  • Drum Majors

    2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day Two

    The good news is that Amy Lee had successful surgery and was released from the hospital. Her Facebook update showed that she received an outpouring of support and love and the tournament hall will be glad to see her at the beginning of the 5th round. Favorites are still holding…

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  • Drum Majors

    2016 Millionaire Chess Open: Day One

    MC3 is underway as 400 entrants began the festivities at Harrah’s Resort at Atlantic City. This edition of Millionaire Chess Open had all the familiar themes from the previous two editions… the purple accents, beautiful facility and people dressed to impressed. There was one thing missing from the hall ……

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