The 24th Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) will take place between the 1st and 30th of August and is open to all and FREE of charge. It’s going to be an exciting month as we’ve got over 90 different events! Check out the full schedule below and register to reserve your spot. We’ll also be live streaming almost every evening on our Facebook page. Let the fun begin!
Congratulations to Ankush Khandelwal for winning the 2019 Pentamind World Championship and defending his title! Ankush represented Britain and has won the Pentamind for the third time. Silver and bronze went to Estonia’s Andres Kuusk and Martin Hobemagi.
For full results and medals visit:
Our FaceBook page has lots of updates and videos including this amazing demonstration by this year’s Memory Champion Andrea Muzii of his memorizing a full deck of cards in 20 seconds:
Andrea Muzii demonstrates memorising a full deck in 20 seconds!It was amazing to see and film this in person. It took him 20 seconds to scan a randomly shuffled deck. Then he took an ordered deck an arranges it to match the shuffled deck, and verifies that the order is correct. Andrea won 9 out of 10 discplines at this year's Mind Sports Olympiad Memory competition!
Posted by Mind Sports Olympiad on Monday, August 19, 2019
Andrea Muzii won all the Memory Olympiads and 9 out of 10 disciplines! Highlights of his incredible feats include, memorizing 504 normal (standard base 10 digits; e.g. 0-9) in five minutes, and he broke the European record for memorizing images in 5 minutes when he did 394 images!
August 6th was the Premiere of our documentary about the Pentamind World Championship. PENTAMIND tells the tale of this fiendish contest while exploring the heady world of competitive board gaming and the spell it casts over those who compete for love and glory.
The next screening is on Aug 20 at 12pm. Get your tickets while they last!
Dan Holloway successfully defended his Speed Reading Championship title. He was able to read the newly published Implanted by Lauren Teffeau in 64 minutes. Implanted is almost 400 pages and has a word count of 108,838 implying that Dan’s raw speed was 1700 words per minute. He was closely followed by Christopher Fung (silver) and Nico Aslanidis (bronze).
If you want to test your reading speed and comprehension, you can download the Implanted Speed Reading Questions. (Of course, you should first time how long it takes you to read the actual book). The annual Speed Reading Championship at the Mind Sports Olympiad is open to anyone and requires no prerequisite knowledge. A new work of fiction is presented each year and contestants try and read as fast as they can, and then answer a series of comprehension questions. Their raw reading speed is calculated based on the time that it took them to complete the novel and it is then multiplied times the percentage of correct answers to the comprehension questions. The competitor with the highest comprehended words per minute rate wins.