IGF Press release

The International Go Federation (IGF)

Date: January 19, 2016 (For immediate release)
The 1st IMSA Elite Mind Games to take place in Huaian, China


The 1st IMSA Elite Mind Games (IEMG) is being held from February 25 to March 3
at New Century Hotel Huaian, China. IEMG is featuring five mind sports as official
disciplines – Go, chess, bridge, draughts, and Xiangqi. In Go, 30 top players around
the world will be competing for total prize money of 200,000 EUR in three medal
events: Men’s Team, Women’s Individual, and Pair.

IEMG is a re-branded event of SportAccord World Mind Games, which was hosted in
Beijing four times annually from 2011 to 2014. As SportAccord goes through
restructuring and becomes unable to host World Mind Games, IMSA (the
International Mind Sports Association), the co-organizer of the SportAccord World
Mind Games, took responsibility and succeeded in bringing the event back under the
new title. IEMG is expected to be the only annual world-class mind sports event that
brings the mind sports fans together.

Contact for questions:

Hajin Lee (secretary@intergofed.org)
Secretary General, IGF

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