Article source: Smart Entertainment
This year Mike McDonald won a six-figure game challenge at an amazing speed. He changed from a basketball novice to a free throw percentage that professional players would envy.
Now, he is preparing to try something more bizarre.
He is not satisfied to be a master of basketball, investment and poker. He also wants to be a master of chess.
However, this challenge is unique. McDonald can do it in the rest of his life. He will prepay his share of money first, and if he wins, he will get 11 times the bonus.
The news first broke out by Dan Smith. He said that McDonald wanted to bet at 10-1 to be a (chess) Grand Master last year, but the minimum bet was very high, which made him timid.
This attracted the attention of Fedor Holz, Bill Perkins and others, and asked what the minimum investment is.
这引起了Fedor Holz，Bill Perkins和其他人的注意，并询问最低投资额是多少。
Mike McDonald responded promptly: If there are 400,000 VS 4 million rounds, I will fight it.
迈克·麦克唐纳（Mike McDonald）迅速回应：如果有40万场VS 400万发，我会战斗。
When the challenge starts, it is not uncommon for people who want high odds to pay first. Daniel Negreanu once told me that he and Ted Forrest had a 20-1 challenge. He would never exceed a certain weight. Ted paid him $1,000, but if Negreanu loses, he must take out $20,000.
当挑战开始时，对于那些希望高赔率先付钱的人来说并不少见。 Daniel Negreanu曾经告诉我，他和Ted Forrest进行了20-1的挑战。他永远不会超过一定的体重。 Ted付给他$ 1,000，但如果Negreanu输了，他必须拿出$ 20,000。
However, it is a big requirement to expect others to pay 4 million US dollars at any time in a few decades.
To become a chess master requires a level of 2500. Most experts believe that someone needs 10 years of dedicated games, or about 10,000 hours of practice. In fact, it is generally believed that a person needs 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a master of a craft. This view is largely based on chess (although the 10,000-hour rule has been overturned in many areas Up).
We don't know how proficient McDonald is in chess (if at all), but we have to think that his great ability in poker will at least give him a good start. He is a busy person with businesses like PokerShares, but he has shown that he has the ability to invest a lot of time to improve himself and win game challenges.
We usually don’t write articles about it before the challenge, but Mike’s legendary game challenge will be worth paying attention to to see if he finds a suitable opponent. Many of our audience are chess enthusiasts and they will definitely have their own opinions on this.