Archive for October, 2008

World Mind Sports Games at the End

Saturday, October 18th, 2008
The first edition of WMSG 2008 concluded today. As far as Go is concerned, China won the most gold medals:
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 3 1 1 5
Korea 2 4 3 9
DPR Korea 1 0 0 1
Taiwan 0 1 0 1
Japan 0 0 2 2
Surprisingly, DPR Korea’s place in this “medal order” is very good – that’s due to a gold medal to an open amateur even as explained here, but I wan’t able to find out what event was that.

World Mind Sports Games

Friday, October 17th, 2008
In case you haven’t heard already, there is a great international Go event going on right now: the 1st World Mind Sports Games taking place in Beijing, China, which is an equivalent of the Olympic Games for board games. Each country sent their best players, so non-Asian amateurs have a great opportunity to play against Asian professionals. Besides Go, the other games represented are Bridge, Chess, Draughts and Xianqi. The official event homepage is here. A great resoure I just learned about today is this page which features interviews from the event. The best online resource with the results seems to be this one. Unfortunately for my home country, Romania (team picture below) lost to Czech Republic 2-3…