At the end of day 3, FM Daniel Anwuli is probably the only African player with a realistic chance of making the U/2400 playoffs after he recorded a good win against GM Alexander Ivanov (2476) in round 6 of the ongoing Millionaire Open in Atlantic City to sit on 3.5/6. He faces GM Conrad Holt (2549) with the black pieces in a critical round 7 game and a second good result may just be enough to see him make the playoffs.

IM Daniel Jere unfortunately fell to GM Mark Paragua (2503) in round 6 and now has a must win match against FM Zhuo Ren Lim (2217) to have any chance of sneaking in through the qualifying playoff process. He has 3/6 at the moment as does IM Farai Mandizha from Zimbabwe.

IM Oladaput Adu did not have a great 3rd day and has 2/6 while CM William Wachira will be pleased with his second win against Francisco Alonso Jr. Mesa which has also taken him to 2/6.

Round 7 will be followed by the Rapid and Blitz qualification playoffs this evening which will select the players who will participate in the large money games on Monday.

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