MSO 2000

The 4th Edition of the Mind Sports Olympiad took place in London: an event with more than 100 different Tournaments, 60 different games, from the most classic to the newest. About 3000 “Mindathlets” took part in it, coming from 60 different countries. This is a young event, with plenty of space for improvement, but with already a great image of itself as world reference.
Also a group of Italian players took part in it (Rossi, Colangiuolo, De Toffoli, Cottogni, Colovini, Niccoli, Baggio and the group of the International Draughts players), that made all together a great job winning 14 medals, 5 of them gold. Great success for the Italians especially at Rummikub, with the 2 Italian players that participated resulting as first and second place of the Tournament. International Draught is another story: the world Team Championship took place and the players Raoul Bubbi, Loris Milanese and Walter Raimondi won the 5th place behind the professionists from Russia, Holland, Bielorussia and Ucraina and before Estonia, Lituania, Mongolia and France (the homecountry of International Draughts!). Bravo! Very good! Unfortunately just ninth the junior team.

ITALIAN MEDALS

Acquire
1 Tony Niccoli Italy
2 Michael Haytack United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
3 David Pearce United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boku
1 David Glaude Belgium
2 Peter Hecht Johansen Denmark
3 Dario De Toffoli Italy

Continuo
1 George Hassabis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2 Tony Niccoli Italy
3 Demis Hassabis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Diplomacy
1 Dave Horton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2 Tony Niccoli Italy
3 Demis Hassabis United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Draughts – Beginners Tournament
1 Walter Celani Italy
2 Tony Niccoli Italy
3 Giancarlo Niccoli Italy

Mastermind
1 Bob Coull United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2 Stephen Gardner United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
3 Pietro Rossi Italy

Minybridge (Venerdì)
1 Pietro Rossi Italy
2 Alan Farrell United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
3 Desmond Tan Malaysia

Othello – Beginners Tournament 2
1 Enrico Colangiuolo Italy
2 Mathias Kegelmann Germany
3 Chee Wei Chan Malaysia

Pentamind
1 Demis Hassabis (465/500) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2 Gert Schnider (450) Austria
3 Dario De Toffoli (409) Italy

Poker – Texas Hold’em
1 Richard Gryko United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2 Harold Lee United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
3 Tony Niccoli Italy

Rummikub – Beginners Tournament
1 Dario De Toffoli Italy
2 Enrico Colangiuolo Italy
3 James Heppell United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rummikub – Olympiad Championship
1 Dario De Toffoli Italy
2 Enrico Colangiuolo Italy
3 Roel Van Den Goot Netherlands