17th November 2011 marked a historic moment for UK Mind Sports with the first festival of all the games who are members of the International Mind Sports Association.
The International Federation of Poker had booked the entire EDF Energy London Eye for the evening for their first interna
Thomas Hsiang (Vice President of the International Go Federation and Executive Director of the International Mind Sports Association) and Oscar Selby teaching Amy Handelsman from the USA Mind Sports Association how to play Go
Back row (from the left): Toby Manning, Michael Culver, Natasha Regan, Jenny Radcliffe, Nick Krempel
Front row: Adán Mordcovich, Oscar Selby
Matthew Macfadyen had lost to Dusan Mitic, one of the undefeated Mitic brothers, by resignation the previous Wednesday, so we knew that we were up against it - the team we were able to put out against the Serbians was nominally slightly weaker than our opponents.
Despite some Serbian confusion as to the start time, sadly Nikola remained undefeated also, edging Bei Ge by just 0.5 points!