Olape Reigns At Millionaire Chess Festival


International Master Bunmi Olape, in the mist of best players in the country, has emerged as the winner of the maiden Millionaire Chess Festival that was rounded up in Lagos on Monday.

Olape, a veteran of several international chess tournaments, has won an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas, USA in October 2015.

With a total of $1,000,000 in prizes, it is the highest-stakes open chess tournament in history. The second edition of the Millionaire Chess is scheduled to come up from 8-12 October, 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.

The victory of Olape at the Lagos tournament was assured following a major setback by in-form Eugene Uwana in his final game of the event when he made a blunder against Lapite Oluwadurotimi. It was Olape that profited from this game has he secured a win against Femi Adeshina to level on seven points with Lapite.

In the playoff, which…

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