Archive for the 'Millionaire Chess' Category

GM Maurice Ashley has had an eventful year with the Grand Chess Tour (U.S., France, Belgium), the Millionaire Chess African tour (Kenya, Madagascar and South Africa) and the Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. From his posts on Facebook it was clear that the Brooklyn-based Grandmaster had developed a new vision. Then… less than a month […]

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Harrah’s Resort (Atlantic City, New Jersey) In less than a month Millionaire Chess will host their third edition of the high stakes chess tournament in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This new venue and lower entry fee hopes to give access to players who are located where the majority of the chess players are located and […]

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Young guns…FM Daniel Anwuli & Omishakin Praise Akinloluwa All photos by Boyo Paul Kehinde Lagos, Nigeria hosted the second MC satellite tournament with the defending champion IM Bunmi Olape attempting to defend his title. Nigeria is a country of 175 million inhabitants brimming with intellectual talent comparable to any country. However, a complicated past creates […]

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Zambian IM Daniel Jere won the Millionaire Open Satellite in thrilling fashion.All photos by Reint Dykema (Facebook) Zambia has long lived in the shadow of African chess powers, but they have repeatedly produced players of great talent. GM Amon Simutowe of Ndola, Zambia, is one of the greatest talents ever produced in Africa. However, chances […]

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GM Maurice Ashley’s excitement was effusive as he posted several comments on Facebook recounting his experience in Kenya. Ashley had spent days touring the schools in Kenya with a type of passion that only he could bring. With trips to Imara Daima Academy, Mwanzo Academy, St. George’s School in Nairobi, Ashley inspired hundreds of schoolchildren […]

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Four-time U.S. Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura won MC2 in exciting fashion.Will MC3 bring more spills and thrills?Photo by Daaim Shabazz. * * * ALERT!! The May 31st deadline is fast approaching! At least 50 people have already signed up for Millionaire Chess 3. Avoid the last-minute rush and sign up before the entry fee increases […]

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The time is here! Millionaire Chess has opened registration and mere hours after opening, there were 13 signings. Millionaire Chess VIP Jones Murphy was was the very first registrant followed closely by Robert Beatty. The first Grandmasters to sign up were Ioan Cristian Chirila (Romania) and Niclas Huschenbeth (Germany). Last year, MC#2 reached 50-50 status […]

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MC3 is beginning to ramp up its media machine as the revamped format is in full blast. The registration will begin on April 1st. Excitement for the new format has been bolstered by recent announcement by the MC team on changes in the format. One change that has been already announced is the reduced prize […]

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On March 1st, the announcement will be made on MC3 format and registration process. The prize structure has been changed dramatically and the lower price point will perhaps attract larger numbers. The location will be Atlantic City and is in closer proximity to the mass of chess players in the Midwest, Southeast and along the […]

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Today the Millionaire Chess organization has announced the third edition of the high-stakes tournament. The first two editions have been successful in building a powerful brand and supporters have been waiting for the announcement. Sponsors have been hard to come by, but with the World Championship coming to the U.S. combined with the boom in […]

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