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Of the two billion four hundred million people populating the world in 1955, only nineteen of these were worth five hundred million dollars or more. One such man was John Beresford Tipton, manufacturer, and multimillionaire. Residing at Silverstone, his sixty-thousand-acre estate, Tipton conducted his business activities and lived his life of treasured seclusion. Upon doctor's orders that he find a means of relaxation, he undertook a most unusual hobby. He decided to make his hobby "a chess game with human beings." Tipton told his executive secretary and confidant, Michael Anthony, "I'm going to choose a number of people for my chessman and give them each a million dollars. No one is ever to know that I am the donor."

Each week Michael Anthony would mysteriously present a tax-free cashier's check for one million dollars to an unsuspecting individual. The stories disclose whether the money helped or hindered their lives.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Sep 28, 1960
Premiere January 19, 1955
Episodes 205
Network CBS
Format/Time Black & White / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
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