Tournaments

  • Rochelle Ballantyne on #GirlsCan

    Rochelle BallantynePhoto from LinkedIn. In conjunction with Cover Girl, there was a beautiful interview done by Soledad O’Brien on Rochelle Ballantyne, a student at Stanford University. She is better known as chess player on the “Brooklyn Castle” fame and a successful student at Brooklyn Tech. Now as a Stanford student…

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  • Malaku Lorne reigns at Jamaica’s Millionaire Qualifier!

    While seven-time Jamaica champion FM Warren Elliott was the favourite going into the Millionaire Chess Qualifier, Malaku Lorne had to have been in the conversation of who would win the all-expense trip to the Millionaire Chess Open in October. With such high stakes, the Jamaican Chess Federation decided to limit…

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  • 2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Kingston, Jamaica)

    “MILLIONAIRE CHESS” COMES TO JAMAICA! History will unfold in Jamaican Chess at 6:00 pm on Wednesday August 5, 2015 when the first round of the Millionaire Chess Qualifier (“MCQ”) pawns off at the Christar Villas Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. This tournament is being held under the auspices of the Jamaica…

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  • 2015 Southern Open (Orlando, USA)

    Florida is a long state. From Tallahassee to Miami is 7-8 hours drive. Thus, many of the major tournaments are held in the central part of Florida, the state’s tourist capitol of Orlando. The Southern Open took place as the Wyndham International Resort July 24th-26th and attracted a trio of…

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  • Millionaire Chess blazing hot promotions!!

    The second Millionaire Chess Open is less than three months away. Three satellite tournaments have been held in Africa with one slated for St. Louis. Registration has topped 500 with nearly 50 Grandmasters competing for a chance at the $100,000 prize. While the temperature is hitting triple-digits in Las Vegas,…

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  • Oatlhotse wins Millionaire Satellite in S. Africa!

    The Millionaire Chess Satellite tournament had thrills and spills as the tournament crown and spoils went to blitz tiebreaks after a three-way tie in nine rounds of play. IM Johannes Mabusela of South Africa had led through most of the tournament scoring six wins in a row before taking a…

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  • IM Mabusela on 6/6 at Millionaire Tourney!

    IM Johannes Mabusela with a clean sheet. Photo by Reint Dykema. IM Johannes Mabusela is in form as he leads the Millionaire Satellite tournament on 6/6 after beating GM Kenny Solomon (South Africa) in round six. The tournament is being held in Johannesburg and is the last of the satellite…

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  • Millionaire Open #2 gets Caruana!

    Caruana faced Nakamura at last year’s Sinquefield. Both will compete in this year’s event as well as the Millionaire Open. Photo by uschesschamps.com. On June 26th, Fabiano Caruana was officially listed under the U.S. Chess Federation. This move comes after last year’s transfer of Wesley So of the Philippines. Along…

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  • 2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Johannesburg, S. Africa)

    The field for the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite has just been boosted by the inclusion of GM Kenny Solomon who confirmed his participation yesterday morning. There are now only 4 days to go to the start of the third and final Satellite event tournament and players who still wish to…

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  • Drum Interviews @ ’15 World Open

    IM Odion Aikhoje gave some interesting professional insights about the marketing of chess in an informative half-hour conversation. He has a Master’s degree in sports marketing management. The 2015 World Open remains America’s marquee event… for right now. It has staying power, but of course its consistency may suggest that…

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