2020 Medals and Pentamind Leaderboard

This year’s MSO is as competitive and international as ever with world-class competitors including the current Hive world champion Christian Galeas who won the first Hive tournament and only took silver in the second event and some of the strongest CATAN players in the world such as DyLighted and YoungNaijah (Sam Liu).

For a list of medalists, visit: https://msoworld.com/2020-medal-table/

In terms of this year’s Pentamind, the defending Pentamind World Champion Ankush Khandelwal has a solid lead. However there are several players that already have two PM scores in the high nineties, and we’ve got three weeks to go. Someone could still come out of nowhere. It will be exciting to follow.

Check out the latest Penatmind Leaderboard here: https://msoworld.com/live-pentamind-standings/

Ankush Khandelwal wins the 2019 Pentamind

Posted by Mind Sports Olympiad on Monday, August 26, 2019


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:

2019 Medal Table

Live Pentamind Standings

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!

Pentamind Documentary Premiere

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!



Ankush Khandelwal wins the 2018 Pentamind World Championship

From left to right: Andres Kuusk, Ankush Khandelwal and Martin Hobemagi

Britain’s Ankush Khandelwal has won the 2018 Pentamind World Championship with a score of 504.84 points using his gold medals in Quoridor, 7 Wonders, Acquire, Liar’s Dice, and Chess 960 where he outscored two GMs! Estonia’s Marting Hobemagi took silver with a score of 483.58 followed by 4-time Pentamind Champion Andres Kuusk with a score of 482.84.¬†All of the winners can be viewed on our medals table.