Quick links to the different sections for general information.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win one of the major trophies on offer. Especially the
prestigous 2012 Pentamind and Modern Abstract Games World Championships.
2012 will see the first ever Ladies' Pentamind.
Live poker open to everyone even under 18s.
We don't play for money just medals and the title of amateur World Champion!
17th Mind Sports Olympiad - London 2013 - August 17-26
16th MSO: August 18th-27th, 2012, at the University of London Union
The 2012 championships have ended with over 30 countries represented. The results can be found here. Several pages are in the process of being updated with these results and will be done in the next couple of days.
Dario De Toffoli won the Pentamind World championships beating off strong challenges from Spain's Paco Garcia De La Banda, England's James Heppell and Estonia's Andres Kuusk.
The Mind Sports Olympiad - Official Website
The Mind Sports Olympiad is the home of intellectual pursuits. We run a yearly international tournaments combining events from a large number of mental disciplines. The MSO competition is open to everyone! We have a huge range of Games many that may bring you new and exciting challenges. These include the classicevents and tournaments. Cards, board, tile, hobby, dice are just some of the categories of event we offer.
For more details about the MSO and its history go to about us.
If you think that you are good at games, then it is time to think again! By visiting the Tournament part of our site.
The Mind Sports Olympiad gives out medals, awards and titles. We also run many World Championships. So if you areplaying for fun or want to see some of the best players of all-time, come and join us this August! The Results section has the full results and league tables from past years.
9th July 2012
Ladies' Pentamind World Championships
The inaugural Ladies' Pentamind world championship in 2012. In order to determine the best woman in this years MSO.
6th July 2012
Medals are here!
This year we are pleased to announce that we will again be having actual medals. And the medals have arrived safely.
21st November 2011
2012 Timetable is out now!
The Mind Sports Olympiad 2012 timetable is finally here. More games, more evening events and more special prices. You won't want to miss out. We even have a surprise game.
9th October 2011
University of London Union 2012
The venue for the 2012 MSO will again take place in London at the University of London Union
8th October 2011
No news is bad news
We have unfortunately had a couple of problems with our server that means that some of the news headlines vanished. Everything is working properly again and there will be more news soon about 2012.
28th August 2011
MSO 15 Concludes
The 2011 Mind Sports Olympiad had its closing ceremony with Andres Kuusk winning the Pentamind World Championship for Estonia. The Junior Pentamind went to Tomasz Bazant from Poland. more...
25th August 2011
Germany takes Gold
There were several surprises in the mental calculations paper but not in the winner with Gert Mittring winning yet again. Similarly the Decamentathlon also went to the defending champion Mat Cordell. more...
24th August 2011
Entropy goes to the wire
The Entropy World Championship has gone to the wire with a 3-way tie break. Between Spain's defending champion Paco De La Banda, Estonia's Andres Kuusk and England's Peter Horlock. more...
23rd August 2011
Andres responds with 2 Golds
Today saw, the all-round competitions hot-up with Andres last year's Pentamind silver medalist responding to Paco with 2 Golds and a Silver. David Pearce also stamped his authority on the Abstract games with two outright Golds and World Championships. more...
22nd August 2011
Paco arrives to win 3 medals in one day!
The defending Pentamind World Champion showed why he is one of the top games players in the World taking 3 medals in 3 events today. more...
21st August 2011
Poker goes to Levy
David Levy the MSO's founder showed that he can play more than just chess upon winning the first event of the 2011 World Amatuer Poker Championships - the 7 card stud. Other events included Xiangqi and the settlers of Catan. more...
20th August 2011
Mind Sport opens at ULU
The first day of the MSO has ended with medals in Scrabble variants, chess, backgammon, Hare and Tortoise and more decided already. more...
2nd October 2009
Committee meeting set for London
Second MSO 2010 committee meeting on the 17th October to happen in London.
1st October 2009
Talking about Artificial Intelligene, MSO founder, Levy is the best again
Success of the Mind Sport's players has often gone beyond the Mind sports itself. David Levy has managed to win the highly prestigous 2009 Loebner prize. This prize has nothing to do with games or work in the community but is one of the most sought after awards in computing.He has forthe second time won for producing the most human like chatbot (a computer trying to pretend to be a human when having a conversation). Here we give somewhat belated congratulations on David triumphing with the most human computer this year.
19th September 2009
Bridge to return to the MSO
As part of the plans for 2010 we are happy to announce thta bridge will be making its return to the MSO with the forming of a new group just for the event.
17th September 2009
New Pentamind tie-breaks discussed
As part of the 2010 MSO organising committee meeting, new tie-breaks for the Pentamind were discussed so as to reduce the chances of a repeat of the 2009 Pentamind tie-break.
31st August 2009
MSO 2010 dates set
Dates for next Mind Sports Olympiad main event announced as 20th-30th August 2010.
31st August 2009
First ever Abstract Games Grandmaster awarded
As an event that had its inaugural competition last year, David Pearce's dominance not only allowed him to regain his title but also won him the rank of International Grandmaster.
31st August 2009
Stunning win of the Pentamind for Martyn Hamer!
In what must have been one of the biggest surprise results in MSO history Martyn Hamer has won the Pentamind despite Tim Hebbes having achieved the maximum possible score. On the final day of play Martyn managed to win Alfred's Wyke, a game new to the MSO this year and tie for the most coveted title. For the first time ever a tie-break was needed to decide the winner and Dario de Tofoli with a score that would have won in any other year walks away with the bronze medal.
30th August 2009
2009 Poker Amateur World Champion is David M. Pearce
Despite failing to regain his Pentamind World championship title, David Pearce has managed to add the Poker Amatuer World Champion title for the first time to his impressive list of victoires.The junior world title went to Matthew Hathrall.