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The ambassadors of the upcoming edition of SportAccord World Mind Games have been announced. Each of the participating sports; Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go, Xiangqi will be represented and promoted by the following players; 

Bridge: Sjoert Brink; From: The Netherlands, 2012-No. 6 World Bridge Games Open Teams, 
No. 2 European Open Team Championships-2, No. 1 Bermuda Bowl-1, No. 16 World Knockout Teams Open, No 6 Mixed Swiss Teams

Chess: Hou Yifan; From China, FIDE Title: Grand Master, Woman Grand Master, No. 1 female under 18 and No. 3 female active player in the world
Draughts: Alexey Chizhov; From: Russia, 10-time World Champion (individual), 4-time World Champion (teams), European Champion (Blitz) in 2007, European Champion in 2012
Go: Missingham Joanne Jia Jia; From: Chinese Taipei, No. 1 Women Champion in Taiwan, 
4 victories in tournaments in Taiwan in 2012, No. 1 in women’s selection tournament in 2010 Asian Games, No. 1 Oceania Toyota and Denso Cup in 2008

Xiangqi (Chinese Chess): Chan Chun Kit; From: China, Asian Grand Master, International Master, Bronze Medal of 2nd World Mind Sport Game (Xiangqi Men Team), Champion of 2009 and 2011 Hong Kong Open Xiangqi Tournament (Grade A).

The ambassadors will be the faces of their sport during the event; they will play key roles in the Cultural and Social Programme of the event as well as represent their sport in the traditional and social media. To find out more go to

SportAccord World Mind Games are a multi-sports event which highlights the great value of mind sports. The world’s best players deliver top-level performances and create new valuable experiences based on intelligence, strategy and exercise of mind.


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