Dariusz Swiercz Wins Millionaire Chess [VIDEO]

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Dariusz Swiercz of Poland, now attending Saint Louis University, captured the 2016 Millionaire Chess Open Championship title, thus pocketing $30,000. The third edition of the star-studded event, organized by GM Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee was held in Harrah's in Atlantic City from October 6-10, coinciding with National Chess Day on October 8. Watch our US Chess Scoop video for interviews with Dariusz along with Under 2550 Champ Cristian Chirila and IM Akshat Chandra and World Junior Champion GM Jeffery Xiong. [youtube
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[Event "Millionaire Monday"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "8.1"]
[White "Jones, Gawain C B"]
[Black "Swiercz, Dariusz"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B51"]
[PlyCount "146"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 Bb7 8. Qe2
e6 9. d4 Be7 10. Rd1 Qb6 11. a4 O-O 12. Bg5 Rfe8 13. Na3 cxd4 14. cxd4 Rab8 15.
axb5 axb5 16. Bd3 Bc6 17. Rac1 h6 18. Bf4 Nf8 19. Bg3 Nh5 20. Rxc6 Qxc6 21.
Bxb5 Rxb5 22. Nxb5 Rb8 23. Nc3 Qb6 24. Rd2 Ng6 25. Qd1 Qb4 26. Rc2 Nf6 27. h3
Nh5 28. Bh2 Nhf4 29. Qd2 Qb3 30. Rc1 Bg5 31. Nxg5 hxg5 32. Bxf4 Nxf4 33. Rb1
Qc4 34. Rd1 Qb3 35. h4 Qxb2 36. hxg5 Qxd2 37. Rxd2 Rb3 38. Nd1 Kh7 39. Kh2 e5
40. Ne3 Ne6 41. Nf5 Nxg5 42. Nxd6 exd4 43. Rxd4 g6 44. Rd5 Kh6 45. Ra5 Rd3 46.
e5 f6 47. Nc4 Rc3 48. Ne3 f5 49. Ra6 Kg7 50. Ra7+ Kh6 51. Nd5 Rc5 52. Nf6 Rc4
53. Ng8+ Kh5 54. Nf6+ Kh6 55. f3 Rb4 56. Kg3 Rc4 57. Ng8+ Kh5 58. Nf6+ Kh6 59.
Re7 Ra4 60. Ng8+ Kh5 61. Nf6+ Kh6 62. e6 Rd4 63. Ng8+ Kh5 64. Nf6+ Kh6 65. Ng8+
Kh5 66. Re8 f4+ 67. Kf2 Rd2+ 68. Kg1 Kh4 69. e7 Kg3 70. Rd8 Rxg2+ 71. Kf1 Nxf3
72. Rd2 Rxd2 73. e8=Q Rf2# 0-1[/pgn]
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[Event "Millionaire Monday"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Swiercz, Dariusz"]
[Black "Jones, Gawain C B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A41"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+355"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:08"]
[BlackClock "0:01:30"]

1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. e4 e5 5. dxe5 dxe5 6. Qxd8+ Kxd8 7. Nc3 f6 8.
b4 Nc6 9. Ba3 Be6 10. b5 Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Rd1 Kc8 13. Nd5 Nh6 14. Rxd4 Re8
15. Be2 f5 16. Rd1 fxe4 17. O-O Nf5 18. Bg4 b6 19. Rfe1 h5 20. Bh3 a6 21. Rxe4
axb5 22. Ne7+ Kb7 23. Rxe6 Rxa3 24. Bxf5 gxf5 25. cxb5 Rxa2 26. g3 Raa8 27. Rd7
Bf8 28. Rc6 Ra1+ 29. Kg2 Bxe7 30. Rcxc7+ Kb8 31. Rb7+ Ka8 32. Rxe7 Rxe7 33.
Rxe7 Rc1 34. Rh7 Rc5 35. Rxh5 Kb7 36. Rh7+ Kc8 37. Kf3 Rxb5 38. Kf4 Rd5 39. Rf7
Rd2 40. Ke3 Rd5 41. Kf4 Rd4+ 42. Ke3 Re4+ 43. Kd3 Re5 44. Kd4 Rc5 45. h4 Kd8
46. Rb7 Rb5 47. h5 f4 48. h6 fxg3 49. fxg3 Kc8 50. Rg7 Rh5 51. h7 b5 52. Rg8+
Kd7 53. h8=Q Rxh8 54. Rxh8 1-0[/pgn]
[pgn]

[Event "Millionaire Monday"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "8.3"]
[White "Chirila, Ioan-Cristian"]
[Black "Barbosa, Oliver"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A07"]
[PlyCount "169"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+405"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:09"]
[BlackClock "0:00:03"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O Bg4 5. c4 e6 6. d3 Nbd7 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Be3
dxc4 9. Qxc4 Qxb2 10. Nbd2 Bxf3 11. Rab1 Qa3 12. Nxf3 Nb6 13. Bxb6 axb6 14.
Rxb6 Ra4 15. Qc2 Qc5 16. Qxa4 Qxb6 17. Qa8+ Ke7 18. Ne5 g6 19. Nc4 Qb5 20. Qa3+
Ke8 21. Qa7 Nd7 22. Na5 Be7 23. Qa8+ Bd8 24. Nxb7 Ke7 25. a4 Qb2 26. Bxc6 Bb6
27. Qa6 Ne5 28. Bb5 Bc7 29. Qa7 Kf6 30. Qc5 Bb8 31. d4 Ng4 32. Nd6 Bxd6 33.
Qxd6 Kg7 34. h3 Nf6 35. Qe5 Rd8 36. Rd1 Rd5 37. Qe3 e5 38. Qd2 Qb3 39. Qd3 Qb2
40. Rb1 Qxd4 41. Qxd4 Rxd4 42. a5 Nd5 43. a6 Nc3 44. a7 Rd8 45. Rb3 Nxb5 46.
Rxb5 Rd1+ 47. Kg2 Ra1 48. Rb7 Kf6 49. h4 h5 50. Kf3 Ke6 51. Ke3 Ra3+ 52. Kd2 f6
53. f3 g5 54. e4 gxh4 55. gxh4 Kd6 56. Kc2 Kc6 57. Rf7 Kc5 58. Kb2 Ra6 59. Kc3
Ra3+ 60. Kd2 Kd4 61. Rd7+ Kc5 62. Kc2 Ra6 63. Kb3 Rb6+ 64. Kc3 Ra6 65. Rc7+ Kb6
66. Rh7 Kc5 67. Rc7+ Kb6 68. Rf7 Kc5 69. Kb3 Rb6+ 70. Kc3 Ra6 71. Rd7 Ra3+ 72.
Kb2 Ra6 73. Kb3 Kc6 74. Rh7 Kc5 75. Rxh5 Rxa7 76. Rf5 Ra6 77. h5 Rd6 78. h6 Rd7
79. Rxf6 Kd4 80. Kb4 Rb7+ 81. Ka5 Ke3 82. Ka6 Rh7 83. Kb6 Kf2 84. Kc6 Kg3 85.
Kd5 1-0[/pgn]
[pgn]

[Event "Millionaire Monday"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "9.3"]
[White "Barbosa, Oliver"]
[Black "Chirila, Ioan-Cristian"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A15"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+315"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:11"]
[BlackClock "0:00:21"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qb3 Nb6 6. d4 Bg7 7. e4 Bg4 8.
Bb5+ c6 9. Ng5 O-O 10. Be2 Bc8 11. O-O Qxd4 12. Be3 Qd8 13. Rfd1 N8d7 14. a4 a5
15. f4 e5 16. f5 Qe7 17. Rf1 Qb4 18. Qa2 Nf6 19. fxg6 hxg6 20. h3 Bd7 21. Rf3
Rae8 22. Raf1 Be6 23. Nxe6 Rxe6 24. g4 Kh8 25. g5 Nxe4 26. Rxf7 Rxf7 27. Rxf7
Nd5 28. Qc4 Qxc4 29. Bxc4 Nd6 30. Nxd5 Nxf7 31. Nb6 Re7 32. Bc5 Rc7 33. h4 e4
34. Be6 Bxb2 35. Na8 Nd8 36. Nxc7 Be5 37. Kf2 Bxc7 38. Bd4+ Kh7 39. Bc4 b5 40.
axb5 cxb5 41. Bxb5 Ne6 42. Bc3 Bf4 43. Bf6 Ng7 44. Bc6 Nf5 45. h5 e3+ 46. Kg2
gxh5 47. Bd8 Nh4+ 48. Kf1 Ng6 49. Ke2 h4 50. Bd7 Kg7 51. Bf6+ Kf7 52. Bc3 Bxg5
53. Bxa5 Nf4+ 54. Kxe3 Ne6+ 55. Kf3 Bf6 56. Kg4 Nc5 57. Bb5 Ke6 58. Bc4+ Kd6
59. Bd2 Be7 60. Kf5 Kc6 61. Bf1 Kd5 62. Be3 Bd6 63. Bg5 Bg3 64. Bf6 Kd6 65. Bb2
Kd5 66. Bg2+ Kc4 67. Bf6 Nb3 68. Bf1+ Kd5 69. Bg2+ Kc4 70. Ke4 Nc5+ 71. Ke3 Ne6
72. Bf3 Nf4 73. Bxh4 {Kd5 Kd4+} 1/2-1/2[/pgn]
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[Event "Millionaire Monday"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Chandra, Akshat"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C07"]
[PlyCount "116"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "1500+530"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:46"]
[BlackClock "0:02:35"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8.
Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Qc7 12. Bf1 Be7 13. Qf3 O-O 14. Bf4
Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Rad1 Qc7 17. c4 Bd7 18. g4 h6 19. h4 Rae8 20. Bg2 Bc8 21.
b3 e5 22. Nf5 e4 23. Nxh6+ Kh8 24. Qe3 Nxg4 25. Nxg4 Bxg4 26. Rd5 f5 27. Qg5
Qc6 28. Re3 Qh6 29. Kf1 Qxg5 30. hxg5 Kh7 31. Bh3 f4 32. Rc3 Bxh3+ 33. Rxh3+
Kg6 34. Ke2 Rd8 35. Rc3 Rxd5 36. cxd5 Rd8 37. Rc4 Kf5 38. Rc7 g6 39. Rxb7 Rxd5
40. Rb6 a5 41. a4 f3+ 42. Ke1 Rd3 43. Rb5+ Kf4 44. Rxa5 Rxb3 45. Ra8 Rb1+ 46.
Kd2 Rb2+ 47. Ke1 e3 48. Rf8+ Kg4 49. fxe3 Kg3 50. e4 f2+ 51. Kf1 Rb1+ 52. Ke2
Re1+ 53. Kd3 f1=Q+ 54. Rxf1 Rxf1 55. Kc4 Kf4 56. Kd5 Rd1+ 57. Ke6 Kxe4 58. a5
Rd5 0-1[/pgn]
[pgn]

[Event "Millionaire Chess Open 2016"]
[Site "Atlantic City, NJ"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Yang, Kaiqi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E97"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]
[BlackElo "2392"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[TimeControl "7200+1180"]
[WhiteClock "0:51:33"]
[BlackClock "0:20:02"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5
Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. g3 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. Bf3 c6 13. Qb3 h6 14. Ne6 Bxe6 15. dxe6
fxe4 16. Nxe4 Nf5 17. Bb2 Qe7 18. b5 Qxe6 19. bxc6 bxc6 20. Nxf6+ Qxf6 21. Bxc6
Rab8 22. Qa3 Kh7 23. Be4 Qd8 24. Rab1 Qc7 25. Qd3 Rb6 26. Ba3 Rf6 27. Bb4 Qb8
28. Ba5 Rb2 29. Bc7 Qb4 30. Bd8 Rf8 31. Ba5 Qb8 32. Bc7 Qb4 33. a3 Qd2 34. Rxb2
Qxb2 35. Bxd6 Rf6 36. Bc5 Nd4 37. Bxa7 Bf8 38. c5 Qe2 39. Qxe2 Nxe2+ 40. Kg2
Ra6 41. Bb6 Rxa3 42. c6 Rc3 43. c7 Bd6 44. Ra1 Nd4 45. Ra7 1-0[/pgn]
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