News MC1 & MC2

Four rounds gone already!! With such a tight schedule, this tournament moves really fast! So much has happened and the tournament is nearly halfway gone!   So, in the Open, as it stands, only one player has a chance for that Hawaii trip – GM Yu. Today he beat GM Holt and GM Margvelashvili to get a perfect score after 4 rounds. If he wins tomorrow morning, he gets put in the draw for the trip...

A day it has been; the Millionaire Chess Open has been in full swing and boy has there been a lot of excitement! There have been some fierce battles in all sections and they know that every game counts. With a top prize of $100,000, it is no wonder there have been some intense moments in today’s games.   In the top section, there have already been some amazing upsets. In round 1,...

The moment we have all been waiting for; the Millionaire Chess Open has finally kicked off in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas and over 550 competitors have travelled from all over the world to try and grab a piece of that $1 million guaranteed prize fund. Never in the history of chess has an open tournament guaranteed that kind of prize fund but International Grandmaster Maurice and self-made...

Millionaire Chess is thrilled to announce the debut of the new MC app! The app, which we had been working on for weeks, is the first ever to be used for a chess tournament. We firmly believe that the profile of chess needs to be elevated in the digital age, and the app is an ideal way to showcase our royal game to anyone who owns a mobile device. Downloads are available from the Itunes store ...

Open letter from Boyd Reed, International Arbiter and TD at Millionaire Chess Open
 
Allow me to begin my remarks by saying that my involvement in this discussion is ex post facto.  I got involved shortly after Franc (Guadalupe, Chief TD at MCO) left for Tromsø.  So there may be some history or other information to which I am not privy at this time that could...

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