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.


2018 Mind Sports Olympiad Registration and Schedule

A mental skills and games festival, with over seventy different board game tournaments and a dozen world championships alongside free Learn to Play sessions for newcomers and families, the Mind Sports Olympiad has something for everyone. Events include Chess, Scrabble, Carcassonne, Catan, Blokus, Poker, Monopoly, Go, Creative Thinking, Cribbage, Backgammon, Abalone, Mastermind, Rummikub, Dominion, Quoridor, Perudo, Ticket to Ride and more. Unique competitions include a General Knowledge Quiz, Countdown, Sudoku, Creative Thinking, Memory, and Mental Calculations.
All events are open to the public for participation or spectating. Competitors can participate in most events for only £10, and an all-you-can play ticket for the entire event costs £129 pounds or £99 for students. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be given in each event for both adults and juniors. Some events also have prize money.

We’re delighted to share with you the schedule for this year’s Mind Sports Olympiad, which will take place at JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET. Registration is now open. We suggest registering as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. Click here to register or visit:

MSO update Schedule 2018 revA

Please note that on August 26th Carcassone and King’s Cribbage will take place from 10am to 4pm followed by Ticket to Ride and 7 Wonders Duel.