Bury’s Jon Collins does, for one.
He’s off to Las Vegas soon to take part in ‘Millionaire Chess‘, from 9 to 13 October.
As well as the Open section, which has already attracted 32 Grandmasters (!), there are five other rated sections: Under 2200, u2000, u1800, u1600 and u1400. Jon (Elo 1932) has entered the Under 2000 section. Actually, it’s only the Open section where there’s a chance of the big prize.
The event is being organised by GM Maurice Ashley (pictured right), who has held a dream of organising such an event for at least ten years.
To date, 120 have entered the Open, all of whom are rated over 2200. In total 525 people will be playing across the six sections.
The only drawback to this amazing tournament is the entry fee… $1,000.