The Redpath Mining Millionaire Open got under way in Johannesburg last night whilst the 2nd Nigerian Millionaire Open has reached round 4 in Lagos.

The games from the top 25 boards at the South African tournament are currently live and can be followed at https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/redpath-mining-millionaire...

Results from South Africa can be tracked at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr229737.aspx?lan=1

whilst the results and pairings from Nigeria are available at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr230274.aspx?lan=1

Both tournaments feature a number of strong IM strength players who will be fighting with the local hopefuls for the remaining two tickets to Atlantic City in October.

Actions is expected to heat up over the weekend as the top 8 from both events enter the rapid and blitz playoff stage of the event for the elusive qualification tickets.