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2nd SportAccord World Mind Games

The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games will be held in Beijing, China, December 12-19, 2012. The go competition will include an individual men's tournament (16 players), an individual women's tournmant (16 players), and a mixed doubles tournament.

The European Go Federation has already selected its three players, Ilya Shikshin (Russia), Csaba Mero (Hungary), and Jan Hora (Czechia), who took top places in the qualifier held during the 2nd World Mind Sports Games in Lille, France.

The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games will be preceded by the 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament, which will be played on the Internet Go Server (IGS, aka Pandanet). This tournament is open to amateur players in all countries and territories belonging to the International Go Federation. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to Beijing to watch the Mind Games and meet the players, and other prizes will be given out as well. Registration closes on September 10, 2012, and play starts on September 16. Full details are available here.