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Learn and Play New Games

Categories:  Taster Games

Learn and play new games was designed as a beginners' tournament so that people could find a tournament on which they were all on an equal footing. The twofold problem of finding a game that was unknown to the knowledgable gamers at the MSO and the implication that other games at the MSO could not just be learnt 5 minutes before the tournament. It is no surprise that Demis Hassabis managed to win a gold medal at this event!


Learn and play new games obviously does not have fixed rules as it is supposed to be a new game. The only fixed rules are that none of the competitors should have played the game before and that the tournament follows the teaching session after a short break.

You can find out about opportunities to play Learn and Play New Games live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.

MSO Learn and Play New Games Champions

2000 Hugh Crossthwait England Olympiad Champion
1999 Demis Hassabis England Olympiad Champion

Full results and other winners can be found in Results.