Entries for 1st World Mind Sports Games

Monday, 21 July 2008

63 federations have entered the Men’s Team Rapid and Blitz competitions with China, Germany, India, Cuba and Hungary leading the seedings. The Women’s Team event has 52 teams led by China, Russia, India, Ukraine and Poland.

In the Pairs competition, there are 45 teams with Bulgaria, China, Russia, Germany and India entering the highest rated combinations.

There will be 60 players in both the Men’s and Women’s Individual events for Rapid and Blitz. The total number of participating federations in the Games is 77.

The 1st World Mind Sports Games are being held in Beijing from October 3rd to October 18th. Bridge, Go, Draughts and Chinese Chess will also be present at this historic event.

Source: FIDE.com

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