The qualifiers for Millionaire Monday have been decided and we wish to congratulate FM Daniel Anwuli from Nigeria who defeated his second GM level opponent in a row to secure a place in the big playoff for the U/2400 section.

Daniel defeated GM Conrad Holt (2549) with the black places in a match that lasted over 100 moves and will gain 25 rating points from the tournament in addition to having the opportunity to play for a first prize of $12,000 in the playoffs this evening.

In the top section, GM Gawain Jones qualified outright after defeating GM Adhiban in the 7th round and will be joined by
GM Emilio Cordova, GM Dariusz Swiercz and GM Jianchao Zhou who made it through the playoff phase.

It is also interesting to note that IM Daniel Jere from Zambia had earlier held GM Jianchao Zhou to a draw in round 2 before the GM recorded a string of good wins to secure his place in the main event playoff. The winner of the main section will earn $30,000 this whilst second place is worth $15,000.

The full list of qualifiers for the playoffs is now available at