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Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has won the 2nd Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas by beating Le Quang Liem 1.5-0.5 in the final of Millionaire Monday. 

The 27-year-old American had a fair bit more work to do than the other Grandmasters to make it to Millionaire Monday, as he didn't automatically qualify. Only the top four places in each section automatically qualify and Hikaru's quick...


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Do you like controversy, late-night action, and a good old-fashioned flip of the coin? You needed to be in Las Vegas Sunday for Millionaire Chess 2, and you needed to call tails.

Millionaire day four did much to promote chess but also took it back a step in the eyes of the...

October 11, 2015

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Qualified for Millionaire Monday
Quang Le Liem
Aleksandr Lenderman
Yangyi Yu
Hikaru Nakamura

Semi Finals (CORRECTED):
Yu Yangyi vs Hikaru Nakamura
Le Quang Liem vs Aleksandr Lenderman

Tiebreak for Millionaire Monday: 1 spot
Luke McShane (...

Draw Story
Number 2 in the world Hikaru Nakamura and Luke McShane defy MC rules and agree to draw after just 9 moves. After a controversy lasting 97 minutes and consultation of FIDE arbiters world-wide, the organizer allowed a draw based on the rule of three fold repetition, even though it went against the written rules of Millionaire Chess. In an interview, Luke McShane says that he did not...