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The official world championship took place at the annual Mind Sports Olympiad (www.msoworld.com) on August 20th 2014.
There were 14 players representing (if memory serves):* England* Estonia* South Africa* Italy
Play was over 6 rounds with 25 min + 5 seconds-per-move. This was a great time control and resulted in a relaxing tournament with high quality games. Sadly, games were not recorded but the organisers hope to record the top or top two boards next year.
The results were:G Alain Dekker (South Africa)S Andres Kuusk (Estonia)B Martyn Hamer (England)
Alain and Andres both scored 5/6, Alain winning the tie-break having beaten Andres in their individual game. There was a 4-way tie-break for Bronze on 4/6, with Martyn wining the tie-break having the best result among common opponents.
There was a generous cash prize fund this year (G=£100, S=£50, B=£25, prizes split in the result of a tie on score). The organisers have committed to at least match the prize fund for next year, so hope to see many players for the event next year.
Well done. Congrats Alain !! It will be a honour to challange the World Champion @SDG these dayes :)
Thanks! I've posted an alternate announcement here:http://forums.superdupergames.org/viewtopic.php?t=1480&sid=423517c82c22d8d9d964a82b82b057db
There is also a poll there on whether you are tempted to play in the live tournament or not.