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🏆 Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid) (2016)

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Gawain Jones, Zhou Jianchao, Dariusz Swiercz, Emilio Cordova Chess Event Description
Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid) (2016)

After seven rounds of the Millionaire Chess (2016) open tournament, the four players on this page were qualified (Gawain Jones directly, the three others from the Millionaire Chess (Blitz Tiebreaks) (2016)) for the "Millionaire Monday" knock-out rapid event on 10 October. The venue was Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

Darius Swiercz won in the end, beating Jones 2-0 in the final and getting $30,000 richer.

Official site: Schedule and regulations:

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Jones vs Zhou Jianchao  1-0462016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)A34 English, Symmetrical
2. E Cordova vs D Swiercz  0-1472016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. Zhou Jianchao vs G Jones  ½-½722016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. D Swiercz vs E Cordova  ½-½422016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
5. G Jones vs D Swiercz  0-1732016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. E Cordova vs Zhou Jianchao  0-1492016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)A00 Uncommon Opening
7. D Swiercz vs G Jones  1-0542016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. Zhou Jianchao vs E Cordova  1-0472016Millionaire Chess (Knock-Out Rapid)A58 Benko Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-26-19  GumboGambit: <Darius Swiercz won in the end, beating Jones 2-0 in the final and getting $30,000 richer.>

Um, the whole event is called <Millionaire Chess>, which is pretty misleading. False advertising aside, Good for Darius though

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  perfidious: At least in the Millionaire Maker, an event held at the WSOP, the winner is guaranteed $1m.

Maybe this year I will win that one. (laughs)

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