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.
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated outfielder Scott Van Slyke from the disabled list on Monday.
Van Slyke had been out with an inflammation in the mid-back, and last saw action on May 30 in St. Louis. He has batted .264 with two home runs and 14 RBI through 34 games in 2015.
Van Slyke made a total of three rehab appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga as part of his recovery, going 4-for-11 with a double, a home run and two RBI.
The Dodgers made room for Van Slyke by moving relief pitcher Chris Hatcher to the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, retroactive to June 15.
Hatcher is 1-4 with two saves and a 6.38 ERA through 27 appearances for the Dodgers this season.