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MSO Decamentathlon Tournaments
The Decamentathlon was created for the Mind Sports Olympiad. It is one of the few competitions or tests that allow a games player to demonstrate their expertise across a range of games. Often the top players in games like Chess and Go do not even complete their schooling in order to study their game for hours everyday. The Decamentathlon provides the opportunity for players to show how good an all-rounder they are. Unfortunately having to set the event as a test has left a slight English language bias. This bias is from the events Intelligence and Creative Thinking. This was not enough to prevent Gert Schnider from winning the event in the fourth MSO. To win the Decamentathlon shows that a player has great all round ability with perhaps only medallists in the Pentamind being able to claim to be better all-rounders. Indeed three of the Grand Masters at the Decamentathlon currently hold the first three positions in the League 1.
The events of the decamentathlon were changed for 2008 to include Backgammon in the place of bridge the original events were as follows:
The decamentathlon is set under exam conditions with some of the papers being individually timed and the rest have a shared time. The standard rules for each competition apply and this is especially true for both the Mental Calculations paper and the Memory section.
You can find out about opportunities to play Decamentathlon live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.
MSO Decamentathlon Champions
|2011||Mathew Cordell||England||World Champion|
|2010||Mathew Cordell||England||World Champion|
|2009||Mathew Cordell||England||World Champion|
|2008||Alain Dekker||South Africa||World Champion|
|2007||Mathew Cordell||England||World Champion|
|2006||Mathew Cordell||England||World Champion|
|2005||Martyn Hamer||England||World Champion|
|2004||Demis Hassabis||England||World Champion|
|2003||Demis Hassabis||England||World Champion|
|2002||David Pearce||England||World Champion|
|2001||Ben Pridmore||England||World Champion|
|2000||Gert Schnider||Austria||World Champion|
|1999||Paul Smith||England||World Champion|
|1998||Paul Smith||England||World Champion|
|1997||A. Dyson||England||World Champion|
Full results and other winners can be found in Results.
MSO Decamentathlon Ranked Players: