Closing Ceremony

The World Mind Games ended with a closing ceremony and a huge banquet on December 16th at the Beijing Intercontinental Grand Hotel. Ms Hou Yulan, Deputy Secretary General of the Beijing People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and Mr Hein Verbruggen, … Continue reading →

Park vs Sakai

White: PARK Junghwan (Korea) 9p Black: SAKAI Hideyuki (Japan) 8p Commentary by Sakai Hideyuki 9p, transcribed by James Davies. In this game Osaka’s Sakai Hideyuki succeeds in converting a winning position to a won game, the only Japanese player to … Continue reading →

Mixed Doubles: Final Round

The final round of the mixed doubles competition featured the same pairings as in the crucial third round of the mixed team event: China against Korea, Chinese Taipei against Japan, Europe against the USA. Somewhat surprisingly, eight of the twelve … Continue reading →

Jin Qianqian

One of the people present throughout the World Mind Games was Jin Qianqian, a well-known female professional player (5p), coach, and instructor. Her star pupil is Chen Yaoye (9p), who took the Tianyuan title from Gu Li and has now … Continue reading →

Hsiao vs Yamashiro

White: YAMASHIRO Hiroshi (Japan) 9p Black: HSIAO Cheng Hao (Ch. Taipei) 7p Commentary by Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p, transcribed by James Davies. This was Chinese Taipei’s lone victory against the Japanese team. Hsiao Cheng-Hao, the youthful holder of Chinese Taipei’s Tianyuan … Continue reading →