The 3rd Millionaire Chess Tournament will start on Thursday, October 6 in Atlantic City.
Around 25 Grandmasters are registered for the Open section, including Sam Shankland, Rauf Mamedov, Eduardo Iturrizaga, Gawain Jones,Lazaro Bruzon, Samuel Sevian, Adhiban Baskaran, Jeffery Xiong etc.
Millionaire Chess is a 7 round Swiss tournament followed by a 4-player knock-out on Millionaire Monday (October 10). The tournament schedule is more complex than a normal open tournament. 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.
Time control is 40/120 and G/30 with a 5 second delay
40/120 means that 40 moves must be played in 120 minutes (2 hours). G/30 means that both sides each have an additional 30 minutes to play the rest of the game. The 5-second delay happens from the very first move.
Round 1: Thursday, October 6 @ 12:00 p.m.
Round 2: Thursday, October 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
Round 3: Friday, October 7 @ 11:00 a.m.
Round 4: Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Round 5: Saturday, October 8 @ 11:00 a.m.
Round 6: Saturday, October 8 @ 6:00 p.m.
Round 7: Sunday, October 9 @ 11:00 a.m.
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