With a total of $510,000 in prizes, Millionaire Chess Open is the highest-stakes open chess tournament in history.
On October 9-13, 2014, thousands of participants made their way to Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to play, and hundreds of thousands watched the tournament live online. Led by International Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, this unprecedented tournament electrified chess fans around the world.
Committing to competition and innovation, Millionaire Chess Open set a record for the biggest ever payout for an open chess tournament (the previous record was $500,000 USD, in an event organized 8 years ago by Ashley).
The tournament venue for the 3rd Millionaire Chess Open will be Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. With its sophisticated marina setting and an infinite roster of world class resort amenities, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic city has become the premier Atlantic City hotel destination, boasting beautiful view and non-stop action.