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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 Dec '13 01:16
    Las Vegas. Next October. $1000 or $1500 entry fee. Please consult your search engines for more details.
  2. 13 Dec '13 03:31
    Interesting event that requires 1500 registered players or the tournament will be cancelled. I really don't think there are that many players willing to pay that much to play. The popular World Open tournament held during the summer draws ~1200-to-1,300 players, but that includes many children in the lower amateur sections.
  3. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    13 Dec '13 04:43
    1,500*$1,500=$2,250,000 for the purse.
  4. 13 Dec '13 08:29
    Some info here:
    http://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2013/12/12/ashley-launches-millionairechess-1000000-tourney/

    And the official website:
    http://millionairechess.com/

    There is no way that 1000+ players will stump up the $1000+ entry fee.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Dec '13 12:02
    As soon as 1000 of my friends at RHP each send me a 1$, I'm in!
  6. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    13 Dec '13 13:19
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    As soon as 1000 of my friends at RHP each send me a 1$, I'm in!
    Check's in the mail
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Dec '13 13:42
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Check's in the mail
    Please add a little extra, as my tournament prep will involve getting a new pair of shoes...
  8. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    13 Dec '13 13:54
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Please add a little extra, as my tournament prep will involve getting a new pair of shoes...
    Yes, I noticed the stringent dress code as well as the ban on the French Exchange Variation. Surely there are other boring openings they should have banned too...
  9. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    13 Dec '13 15:00
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    As soon as 1000 of my friends at RHP each send me a 1$, I'm in!
    All long as you pay for your flight and hotel room and you get $999 from other RHP members I will send you the last $1 bill.
  10. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    13 Dec '13 16:08
    If this is an open tournament you would need about 11 rounds for 1 player to be undefeated.
  11. 13 Dec '13 16:15
    Possibly a PR stunt.
    No way will he get 1,000 poor chess player stumping up $1,000.

    The Exchange French still has bite if one player is up for it.
    Kasparov played it v Korchnoi when needing a win - and he got it.
    But that is Kasparov.

    On here I have the Exchange French 10,281 times.

    White Wins 4,016
    Draws 1441 ( 15% )
    Black Wins 4,824

    The more Black wins are possibly due to Watson's off the cuff remark
    that after 3...exd5


    White is in Zugzwang.
    What ever plan White adopts Black has a good antidote.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    13 Dec '13 17:22
    Open is $100,000 for the winner.

    For me in U1,600 I would get $40,000 for first.

    http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/140/chess-other-board-games/millionairechess-tournament-1397649/
  13. 13 Dec '13 17:44 / 1 edit
    I've changed the way I play against the exchange French recently to go for a sort of Bd6, Ne7, Nc6, Bf5/g4, Qd7, O-O-O set-up and I've had some very exciting games in blitz chess on playchess.com.
  14. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    13 Dec '13 19:31
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    Yes, I noticed the stringent dress code as well as the ban on the French Exchange Variation. Surely there are other boring openings they should have banned too...
    I'm getting my shoes from Ivanov Shoe Co...
  15. 13 Dec '13 20:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    I'm getting my shoes from Ivanov Shoe Co...
    Inviting Boris would generate publicity for the tournament.
    However Boris should be warned that Las Vegas take cheaters into a back room and #%#@@.