Breaking News

Millionaire Chess To Come To Las Vegas Casinos

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

millionaire chess

Forget celebrity poker tournaments. The next big thing to hit Las Vegas – and maybe a TV or computer screen near you – is Millionaire Chess. Organized by a Canadian entrepreneur and an American chess grand-master, the competition next month at Planet Hollywood Casino will feature 500 players from 39 countries who paid at least $1000 and hope to take home $1 million.

The organizers also are gambling on the event’s popularity; they’re planning on losing money this year but hoping to pick up corporate sponsors for future tournaments.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us with details.

Follow us on Twitter:

Tags: ,