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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    15 Oct '14 20:13
    won the millionaire chess open
  2. 16 Oct '14 12:55 / 1 edit
    Wes won $100,000 - (minus his $10.000 entrance fee.)

    Which is not too bad for winning a chess event.

    In the spring of '72 I won a flask for coming 2nd in a local event.
    Then Fischer happened. (the folliwing year it was two flasks!).

    I do remember winning a chess set in the mid 70's.
    A chess set? 'Oh Good, I don't have one of those.'.

    Think the most I won was a share of £450 divided by 3. Which was OK.
    At the time I was earning £30 p/w.
  3. 16 Oct '14 20:47 / 1 edit
    And several amateurs won $40k.

    But it is notable that the organizer ran the tournament despite the ~550 entries, far short of break-even.

    One more thing, the Open/master section had guaranteed $ prizes for the top 50 places; so almost a 50% chance to recoup the high entry fee
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    23 Oct '14 20:13
    I think the entry fee was under $10,000
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    24 Oct '14 01:46
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Wes won $100,000 - (minus his $10.000 entrance fee.)

    Which is not too bad for winning a chess event.

    In the spring of '72 I won a flask for coming 2nd in a local event.
    Then Fischer happened. (the folliwing year it was two flasks!).

    I do remember winning a chess set in the mid 70's.
    A chess set? 'Oh Good, I don't have one of those.'.

    Think ...[text shortened]... e most I won was a share of £450 divided by 3. Which was OK.
    At the time I was earning £30 p/w.
    100K grand prize?
    I call BS here, it isn't a millionaire tourney, it's a .1 Millionaire tourney.
    Wesley is changing his last name to Soso.