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Surprising no one, Nigel Richards of New Zealand won the Brand’s King’s Cup Crossword event in Thailand. The King’s Cup is the largest Scrabble tournament in the world and this was Richards’ tenth win.

Abigail McDonald is not only the winner of the latest Guyana National Scrabble Championship but also the first person ever to have won it three times in a row. Her prize for the achievement was $50,000 and a trip to the world championship in Prague.

The Winner of the Penang International Scrabble Championship in Malaysia was Pakistani Mohammad Inayatullah—his prize 3,000 Ringgits.


With over a thousand players, the 41st World Open in Arlington, Virginia suffered some major organizational problems—some match-ups weren’t announced until after the games were supposed to start and many of the players weren’t provided with boards and pieces, so they had to go around borrowing sets. In terms of results, there was a ten-way tie for first place in the open section! Only a blitz playoff gave Varuzhan Akobian the champion title and an extra $70 (out of a $20,000 divided prize).

The 2013 International Championship of Slovakia in the town of Banska Stiavnica was more of a festival than a contest, with medieval costume and sword-fighting demonstrations and musical performances. Two Chess grandmasters played each other blindfolded while people reenacted the game on an adjacent life-sized board. Oh, and by the way, Tomas Krnan of Canada came in first place in the tournament.

At the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, China won three out of four gold medals in Chess, and also took home two silver and one bronze. The remaining gold was won by Vietnam.

Partial results are in for the World Championship in Composing for Individuals (WCCI) 2010-2012. Each participant was allowed to submit up to six puzzles published during the 3 year period in each category. The winners in the Twomovers category was Marjan Kovačević, in the Threemovers category Aleksandr Feoktistov, in Moremovers Mikhail Marandyuk, and in Endgame Studies Sergiy Didukh.

Manoj Kumar won the Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Chess Championship in Fiji.

Shahriyar Mammadyarov of Azerbaijan won the FIDE Grand Prix in Beijing, beating out Boris Gelfand of Israel.

In the Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championship Abhijeet Gupta of India finished first in the open section, Knowledge Ndlovu of Zimbabwe first in the B section, and Rakesh Kulkarni of India first in blitz.


At the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, China and South Korea earned six medals each—including golds in women’s team, men’s individual, and mixed pair for China and men’s team for South Korea.

Magic: The Gathering

Seth Manfield took the trophy in the Modern Constructed format Grand Prix Kansas City using a Melira-Birthing Pod deck.

Reid Duke battled back after losing the first game of the finals and mulliganing down to 5 in the second, eventually taking the title at Grand Prix Miami.


They weren’t playing a game but a team in Germany toppled a record-setting 272,297 dominoes.