IMSA, the International Mind Sports Association, is organizing the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, China, It will be held from 3rd October to 18th October, following the Olympic Games in August and the Paralympic Games in September 2008.
The details sports are Bridge,Chess, Draughts and Go. In the inaugural Mind Sports Games in Beijing, Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) has also been invited to participate.
In the Pairs competition, there are 46 teams with Bulgaria, China, Russia, Germany and India entering the highest rated combinations.
There will be 60 players in both the Men’s and Women’s Individual events for Rapid and Blitz.
The total number of participating federations in the Games is 77.