Millionaire Chess 2

Millionaire Chess 1

On October 9-13, 2014, 560 participants made their way to Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to play in the Millionaire Chess Open. With a total of $1,000,000 in prizes, the tournament set a record for the biggest ever payout for an open chess tournament (the previous record was $500,000 USD, in an event organized 8 years ago by Ashley). The unprecedented prize fund electrified chess fans around the world and brought international media attention in a way rarely seen by any chess event.