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The 2nd Focus Brain Trainer Live Championship took place in Rome during the Mathematics Festival (Auditorium Parco della Musica - Viale de Coubertin, 10) in the days 21-22 March 2009. More than 140 players coming from the hole country took part in it.

The challanges (all of them on paper) were all to be solved in a limited given time; there were some of the Focus Brain Trainer magazine's favourites games and also some completely new ones.

And the winner of the
Focus Brain Trainer Live Championship 2009 was Vincenzo Bifone, with a final challenge that he solved almost perfectly!


In Rome all the participants had the chance to meet the staff that works for the magazine Focus Brain Trainer and some of the authors of their favourite games, they could challenge other readers and show their logic and maths skills. Everybody recieved a participation certificate. The best players recieved also a trophy.
The people that took part to the event had also the chance to meet some of the most important people of the world of mathematics, such as John Nash (the movie A Beautiful Mind is inspired from his life). The opening speech of Paolo Giordano (author of The solitude of Prime numbers), the lesson by the Nobel Prize Robert Mundell,
the lesson by the greatest living mathematician Edward Witten, the conversation between the Physics Nobel Prize Arno Penzias and Nicola Cabibbo, the two lessons  by the Chemistry Nobel Prizes Roald Hoffmann and Richard Ernst.

Challenge director: Dario Zaccariotto.
Commitee: Mauro Gaffo, Dario De Toffoli, Ennio Peres.
Staff: Giulia Franceschini, italian sudoku Champion 2006 and Alberta Sestito, in charge of the Mensa Italia games.