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Press Conference
"The world's greatest players will attend the third edition of the World Mind Games, featuring five sports of great influence and popularity - Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi", said Mr. Marinescu. "We have 150 competitors from 37 countries and regions with $1.4 mil in prize money".


Taking the speech at the press conference, SportAccord President Marius Vizer discussed the future of the organisation's multi-sport events.

"World Mind Games are very important for us. This is the multi-sport competition we love to improve each time it is hosted", he said. "We hope that the Olympic and non-Olympic multi-sport competitions will continue to develop on the global scale and inspire and entertain sports communities, media, international federations and fans".

Executive President of LOC Mr. Wu Jingmi underlined the social importance of the event.

"We really enjoy the face to face communication between the Ambassadors of the World Mind Games and our younger generations from schools and universities. The new feature of the 2013 edition will also bring online tournaments winners to compete with our offline players. We hope the fans of the mind sports will enjoy great games that are going to happen during the event", he stated.

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After Press Conference, Ambassadors from amm the sports took photos together. Chess was represented by GM Alexandra Kosteniuk and WGM Ju Wnjun.

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