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🏆 Millionaire Chess (2016) Chess Event Description
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Player: Ronald Burnett

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Shankland vs R Burnett 1-0502016Millionaire ChessD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. R Burnett vs K Yang  0-1292016Millionaire ChessD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
3. R Burnett vs A Kaliksteyn  0-1292016Millionaire ChessD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  PhilFeeley: I just looked at the official page and Gawain Jones doesn't appear in round 8 at all. Did he take a bye? What is this crazy system?
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The Millionaire Chess Open is different from any other open chess tournament in history.

The first seven rounds of every section will be a qualifying stage to determine who plays for the big prizes on Millionaire Monday.

Four finalists from each section will move on to play two knock-out rounds to determine who wins the top prize.

The last two rounds of the Open section will also be played on Millionaire Monday to determine who wins 5th place and under, as well as to give players a chance to acquire norms.

In the other sections, the tournament will be officially over by Sunday night, October 9 for players who did not make it to Millionaire Monday.

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Oct-10-16  ketchuplover: Sounds like Swiercz took top prize. Kudos.
Oct-11-16  greed and death: Gratulacje dla Świercz. Mam nadzieję, że do dalszych sukcesów w przyszłości!


Oct-11-16  dumbgai: Super confusing tournament schedule.
Oct-11-16  dumbgai: I hate these big-money open tournaments with class prizes. I understand full well that high entry fees from amateurs are used to provide incentives to attract GMs. But man, those cash prizes in the lower sections just bring out all the sandbaggers and possibly other cheaters.
Oct-11-16  john barleycorn: <dumbgai: I hate these big-money open tournaments with class prizes. ...>

Do not worry. in my opinion this one was the last.

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  WannaBe: Let me see here...

Early entry fee, $880, room at Harrah's $123 per night, seven nights (if you qualify for Millionaire Monday), that's almost $1,740 (then you throw in some food money, in there too).

You got plane fare, or if you take the Greyhound bus to the tournament. But I doubt GMs from West Coast would take a bus to New Jersey.

So I can sandbag and go home with $1300 prize money (which is no guarantee that I could/would have won).

Sounds like a really smart move. And who forced all the lower section players to enter?

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  diceman: <john barleycorn: <dumbgai: I hate these big-money open tournaments with class prizes. ...>

Do not worry. in my opinion this one was the last.>

What happens in Atlantic City, stays in Atlantic City.

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  diceman: <john barleycorn:

Do not worry. in my opinion this one was the last.>

This was so forgettable, it may have ended with last years tournament.

Oct-11-16  Mudphudder: I'm wondering if Maurice is going to be able to continue this tournament next year.

And if so, where will it be held...

Oct-11-16  Amulet: What's going on with this page? GM Oliver Barbosa won the second place, and yet his name is shown halfway down the list. Please update.
Oct-11-16  Boomie: <Amulet: What's going on with this page? GM Oliver Barbosa won the second place, and yet his name is shown halfway down the list. Please update.>

At CG, tournament tables reflect only the games in the database, not the results of tiebreaks. Notice that 2 of Barbosa's games haven't been added yet.

This tourney has some of the ditziest tiebreak rules ever seen. You would think someone who was clear first after all the classical rounds, like Jones here, would be declared the winner. But no. The "winner" is determined by a rapid mini-tourney of apparently everybody down to 5 points. Ridiculous in my opinion. No wonder the top pros stayed away this year.

Oct-12-16  Pulo y Gata: This is a mixed list of open and lower category players - barbosa is not 2nd in the open.
Oct-12-16  Doniez: To CG. The 2016 millionaire chess event winner is Dariusz Swiercz. He won his games on millionaire Monday and the 30.000$ prize.
Oct-12-16  WorstPlayerEver: Lol 30K one has a lot tournaments to win becoming millionaire then. What a bunch of paupers! Begging for it.
Oct-12-16  dumbgai: <Boomie> Understanding the tournament format probably put more strain on the players' brains than the actual chess.
Oct-13-16  Mudphudder: LMAO...agreed. Boomie, you have to understand that all of the GMs entering the tournament were aware of the need to win the millionaire Monday playoff (and not just place first in the regular rounds) in order win the top prize. It may not be your cup of tea but it's certainly not the "ditziest" as you claim. Everyone was aware of the rules when they entered this tournament. And all those that objected, didn't play.

BTW, the reason top pros didn't play it this year is b/c it overlapped with the Tal Memorial AND the Isle of Man tournaments. Maurice timed it badly this year, in my opinion.

Oct-13-16  Sergio 1: Not one player ranked in the top ten is competing,is this what they think of this tournament?
Oct-13-16  dumbgai: <Sergio 1: Not one player ranked in the top ten is competing,is this what they think of this tournament?>

To be fair, top 10 players don't often play in open tournaments. No guaranteed prize money + potential to lose a ton of rating points if they have a couple of bad games.

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  diceman: Man did this thing fall off a cliff.

Chessbase hasen't even done a story on who won.

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  diceman: <Sergio 1: Not one player ranked in the top ten is competing,is this what they think of this tournament?>

I'm sure So/Naka didnt mind when they won it.

Oct-20-16  posoo: dos ANYONE kno da prize money dat da TOP WINNNER took home? da old posoo is BROAK and needs somone to loan a few dolors.
Oct-20-16  posoo: also who is da top winnner?
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  Tabanus: should have a results table somewhere, but I'm unable to find it.
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