Wow! A $1,000,000 guaranteed. This is the brain-child of Maurice Ashley (Author of ‘Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess’, one of the earliest chess videos and first African-American Grand Master) that wanted to put Chess on TV.
This is the 2nd year running of this high-stake open tournament with entry fee as high as $1000! for the open section and price money of $100,000.
For this year, some of the big names are:
Caruana, Nakamura, McShane, Yu Yangyi, Wesley So, Kamsky, Le Quang Liem, Akobian