Mind Sports Olympiad on OGS

Free entrance, played on OGS.

AGA, 7.5 komi for everything, schedule in UK timezone

9x9: 5 rounds, Swiss, 15m absolute 2020-08-12T18:30:00Z
13x13: 5 rounds, Swiss, 20m absolute 2020-08-14T18:30:00Z
19x19: 4 rounds, McMahon, 30m+10s/move up to 30m 2020-08-23T14:30:00Z

There’re a lot of other games: hex, shogi, chess, hive and so on and so on.

Edit: it already started but you can still register


Has anyone signed up for anything? I’d love to watch you play.

I signed up for all go.

Hum how to say? First thanks to relay the information.

Now a private company organizing the “Olympiad” sounds a bit weird to me, even if (this time only?) It’s all free.
World running at reverse, private doing the job of association who organize their online meeting almost costless for them but you need to take your membership and it’s not that cheap.

Well my feeling if you ask so.

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Oh, shogi, nice.

Unfortunately weekdays are not suitable.

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Also forgot about this thread, so now I’m looking up vods of some of the games.

This year, there will be three Go tournaments (all played on OGS) at the Mind Sports Olympiad.

Here are the details / pages where you can register …

Go 19x19 - Sun 22 August - 3:30pm to 11:30pm

Go 9x9 - Wed 25 August - 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Go 13x13 - Fri 27 August - 7:30pm to 11:30pm

All these events are free to enter.

The MSO also has tournaments of many other board and card games, including chess, backgammon and poker. There are traditional games from around the world, for example Togyzkumalak from Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan, and Frisian Draughts from the Netherlands. And slo many popular modern board games like Catan, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico and Agricola.


Demis Hassabis, of DeepMind/AlphaGo fame, won this several times in the past.