It promises to be a fierce battle among the top ranked players to pick the sole winner of an all-expense paid trip to USA and participate at the forth coming Millionaire Chess Open in Atlantic City USA in October.
International Master, Bunmi Olape who won the maiden edition and was part of the galaxy of chess stars that participated in the main event held Las Vegas last October will no doubt have stiff opposition from the emerging rank of players who are aiming to dislodge the old order.
“It was a unique experience last year in Las Vegas and I will be glad if I can win again but knowing fully well that the road to glory just like in the last edition will be tough but I am equal to the task,” he said.
Top players like International Master Oladapo Adu, Bomo Kigigha, Abimbola Osunfuyi, Daniel Anwuli, Adeyinka Adesina, Ochuko Emuakpeje, Adebayo Adegboyega, Ademola Sorungbe are among players expected to be part of the event.
According to the President of Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF), Mr. Lekan Adeyemi, “the event is an initiative of Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) which also intends to put promising chess players on the continent to play at tournament on the global level aside the regular World Chess Olympiad and annual World Chess Championships,” he remarked.
However, only players registered with African Chess Federations are eligible to win the satellite ticket to the Millionaire Chess Open in Atlantic City which will come up from 6th-10th October this year.