Schedule

MSO Events continue until Sunday 5th September. Please click through to September to see all of the events.

August 2021

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Logic Puzzles

Tichu

7 Wonders

Hold’em Turbo Poker

Crazyhouse Chess (Swiss)

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Memory

Carnegie

Catan

Terra Mystica

Lines of Action (Blitz)

Chess 960

15

Mental Calculations Qualifier

Res Arcana

Draughts (Russian)

Innovation

Takenoko

Hive (Base Game)

Omaha Turbo Poker

Chess (Arena)

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Five Card Draw Turbo Poker

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1pt (DMP) Backgammon

Dominion Base

Quarto

King of the Hill Chess

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Creative Thinking WC

7 Wonders Duel

3pt Classic Backgammon

6 Nimmt!

Zertz

20

3pt Hyper Backgammon

Dominion Expansions

Lines of Action WC

Can’t Stop

Seven Card Stud Turbo Poker

21

Twilight Struggle

11pt Classic Backgammon

Catan Crazy Rules

Through The Ages

Oware

Quoridor

Tumbleweed

Three-check Chess

22

7pt Nackgammon

Beyond The Sun

Tzolk’in

Mental Calculations Semi-Final

Entropy WC

Go 19×19

Chess (Swiss)

Omaha Headsup Poker

Horde Chess

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Acquire

Showtime Hold’em Poker

24

Six-plus Hold’em Poker

Cryptic Crossword

Colour Chess

25

5pt Blitz Backgammon

Nidavellir

Stone Age

Sudoku

Go 9×9

Racing Kings Chess

26

5pt Speed Backgammon

Lucky Numbers

Alhambra

Gomoku

International Draughts

CrazyHouse Chess (Arena)

27

7pt Classic Backgammon

Clans of Caledonia

Splendor

Speed Reading

Hex 14×14

Omaha Hi-Lo Poker

Go 13×13

Atomic Chess (Arena)

28

Kingdomino

Catan Cities and Knights

Gaia Project

Othello

Twixt WC

Chess Bullet (Swiss)

Jaipur

Hive (Expansions)

Breakthrough Draughts

Atomic Chess (Swiss)

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Circle of Life

Perudo

Togyzkumalak

Lost Cities

Catan Bullet

Veletas

Hold’em Headsup Poker

Shogi

Anti-Chess

30

Agricola

Ticket to Ride (Europe)

Mental Calculations Final

Chinese Chess Blitz

Tak

Countdown

Badugi Turbo Poker

Frysk! Draughts

Chess Bullet (Arena)

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September 2021

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Targi

Quizzle (Quiz+Riddle)

HORSE Turbo Poker

Checkers Giveaway (Russian)

Trench WC

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Marco Polo

Letter Tycoon

Santorini

Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) UKC

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Scrabble Blitz

Lost Ruins of Arnak

Battle Sheep

Frisian Draughts

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Scrabble

Puerto Rico

Hex 11×11

Sushi Go!

Draughts (Brazilian)

Pente

Welcome To

Hold’em Turbo (6 max) Poker

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Flaming Pyramids

Carcassonne

The Castles of Burgundy

Abalone

Draughts (Pool)

Marrakech

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Live Commentary

Live commentary will show once the tournament has started

Live standings

Live standings will show once the tournament has started

Rules & Prizes

The Eurogames World Championship is a unique meta-event, which celebrates the best all round Eurogames player in the world. The player with the best top five Pentamind scores from Eurogame events is crowned the Eurogames World Champion.

Event Score =  100 x ((n+5)/(n+6)) x ((n – p)/(n – 1))

where n is the number of players and p is the player’s finishing position before tiebreaks in the event.

In the event of a tie, the next Pentamind score (i.e. the 6th best result) will be used as a tiebreak; the secondary tiebreak will be the 7th best Pentamind score and so on.

The Pentamind scores cannot use multiple tournaments for the same game including any variants.  For example regular Catan and Cities & Knights cannot both be used, nor can the two Dominion tournaments.

The 2020 Eurogame events are:

Catan, Carcassone (4 player), Stone Age, Cities & Knights, The Castles of Burgundy, Terra Mystica, Dominion, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Through the Ages, Carcassonne UK Championship, Takenoko, Catan (Bullet), Dominion Expansions, Marco Polo, Agricola

Prizes:

Catan: $150 voucher for Catanshop.com for 1st place, courtesy of CATAN Studio.

Cities and Knights: $150 voucher for Catanshop.com for 1st place, courtesy of CATAN Studio.

Catan Bullet: $150 voucher for Catanshop.com for 1st place, courtesy of CATAN Studio.

The Modern Abstract Games World Championship is a unique meta-event, which celebrates the best all round Abstract Games player in the world. The player with the highest top five Pentamind scores from the Abstract Games will be crowned the World Champion.

Event Score =  100 x ((n+5)/(n+6)) x ((n – p)/(n – 1))

where n is the number of players and p is the player’s finishing position before tiebreaks in the event.

In the event of a tie, the next Pentamind score (i.e. the 6th best result) will be used as a tiebreak; the secondary tiebreak will be the 7th best Pentamind score.

Modern Abstract Games events are:

Hive, Battlesheep, Hex, Zertz, Twixt, Quarto, Veletas, Circle of Life, Othello, Abalone, Trench, Quoridor, Entropy, and Lines of Action. Please note that you can’t use two events of the same type–just like the Pentamind WC. For example, only one Battlesheep, Hive or Hex can be applied towards the top 5 scores for the MAG WC.

Prizes:

Go 19×19: £50 for 1st

Speed Scrabble: £40 for 1st

Scrabble 15min: £50 for 1st

Abalone: £50 for 1st place over all and also for top junior

Twilight Struggle: $150 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd, courtesy of ITSL.

Chess: The player with the top 5 Pentamind scores from all of the Chess events will be crowned the 2020 MSO Chess Champion with the following prizes:

Pentamind World Championship: Name engraved on PM Trophy for 1st place

Chess 90min SuperBlitz Arena Aren: $50 for 1st

Chess Bullet Arena: $50 for 1st

Chess Bullet Swiss: $50 for 1st

Backgammon:
The player with the top 5 Pentamind scores from all of the Backgammon events will be crowned the 2020 MSO Backgammon Champion with the following prizes:

1st – £100
2st – £50
3st – £25

The Amateur Poker World Championship will be awarded to the player who has the 5 best scores from all the Mind Sports Olympiad’s poker events. Each score is calculated using the formula: Event Score =  100 x ((n+5)/(n+6)) x ((n – p)/(n – 1)) , where n is the number of players and p is the player’s position in an event. Any split positions are shared amongst all of the tied players.

Additionally, one MSO poker event can be applied towards the Pentamind World Championship. The Pentamind is a unique meta-event, which celebrates the best all-round games player in the world. Any event at Mind Sports Olympiad can count towards that year’s Pentamind, and the player with the highest top five scores is crowned the Pentamind World Champion.

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