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PlayChess Hosts Qualifier to SportAccord MindSport Games in China Print E-mail
By Holger Lieske   
October 26, 2011
sportaccord02.jpgPlayChess is hosting an online qualifier for the SportAccord MindSport Games in Beijing, China on October 29, 2011. Holger Lieske of playchess says, "We would be pleased to welcome American players and especially many IM/GM."

LAUSANNE, 8 October 2011 - SportAccord is pleased to announce that the online chess tournament, part of SportAccord World Mind Games, will take place on October 29, 2011. The one-day event will be open to everyone.

The hosting platform PlayChess is the most popular chess server in the world with over 5000 players online every night and 200,000 games per day.

SportAccord World Mind Games Online Tournament is organised for each of the mind sports participating in SportAccord World Mind Games; Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi. The tournament will use the biggest existing online platforms. The winner for each sport will receive an invitation to the first SportAccord World Mind Games (return transportation ticket to the venue in Beijing, China, entry ticket to the Games, accommodation, a commemorative medal and certificate).

The first edition of SportAccord World Mind Games will take place from 8-16 December 2011 in Beijing. This unique multi-sport event highlights the great value of mind sports. The world's best players will deliver top-level performances and create new valuable experiences based on intelligence, strategy and exercise of mind.

SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for 105 international sports federations and organisations. Its mission is to support and to protect the common interests of the sports movement. Activities include the online video portal The Sports Hub, the organisation of multi-sports games, doping-free sport, as well as sports' social responsibility and sports' integrity. Sport Accord can be found on Facebook and Twitter.