Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Initial schedule for 2009 IAGO World Tour is up.

There is likely more events that will be added, and dates finalized, but you can see the 2009 IAGO World Tour schedule here:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Initial Inductees into the IAGO Hall of Fame revealed.

These are the initial 10 inductees into the IAGO Hall of Fame:
1. Checkers (Anglo-America)
2. Chess
3. Go
4. Gomoku
5. Hex
6. Hnefatafl
7. Nine Man Morris
8. Oware
9. Shogi
10. Xiangqi

For more information, visit the IAGO Hall of Fame site at:

Friday, October 17, 2008

USA wins medals at the World Mind Sports Games

USA won Gold at Checkers (8x8, 3-move restriction) and Bronze at Bridge:

The winner of the Gold, Alexander Moiseyev, also won the 3-Move restriction tournament that was on the 2008 IAGO World Tour schedule. He is the current World Champion at this event.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The 1st World Mind Sports Games is upon us!

The event runs Oct. 3rd through the 18th in China. You can see the English site here for it:

I believe they will be showing the games over the web. Will need to see regarding that. If hundreds of millions visit this website, we may get an off chance of the event getting greater noticed for it in 2012 in London.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Initial Inductees for IAGO of Halll of Fame to be announced October 20, 2008

As of now, October 20, 2008 (Monday) the initial Inductees into the IAGO Hall of Fame will be released. The information will be released here:

The initial list will consist of abstract strategy games. Books, and people will look to induct later.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IAGO Clubhouse site is now up!

We now have a place to list sites that people can play games at! You can see it here:

There are over 700 games people can play at these Clubhouse partner sites right now.

Longer term plans for the Clubhouse include searching by game stored in a database, so that people can find a particular site that has a game hey are looking for, and also to store physical locations that are friendly to having abstract strategy game players. Please view the site for more details.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Two events round out the 2008 IAGO World Tour

These three events round out the 2008 IAGO World Tour:
GoldToken Round Robin

Pacru, Azacru & Shacru Championships

The Round Robin consists of Pente and Gomoku, and is over the Internet at Goldtoken.com

Pacru, Azacru and Shacru are modern abstract strategy games that all are part of the Pacru game set. This event will take place at the 12th MSO in England.

Please click on the above links for specific details.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Gipf Series Championship will take place October 2008.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Gipf series, the will be a Gipf Series Championship at the 2008 Mind Sport Olympiad (different event than the MSO in England). It will take place in Prague, CZ. for information on the other events at the even in the Czech Republic, visit here:

For more information on the Gipf Series Championship, please visit: http://www.gipf.com/news.html#championship

Due to timing, this event will miss the IAGO World Tour. It is mentioned here, due to the importance of the Gipf series to the world of abstract strategy games.

Friday, August 1, 2008

New email address for IAGO News.

Just a head's up here. The IAGO News sent via Feedburner tracking, was a defunct email address. I just noticed this now. It has been updated to a new email address:
news [at symbol] IAGOWorldTour.com

Please make a note of this.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The North American Chess Association's G30/G60 events join the 2008 IAGO World Tour

The G30 and G60 events are championship events. They will take place June 28-29, 2008. For more information on the events, visit:

For the complete 2008 IAGO World Tour schedule, visit:

Monday, April 21, 2008

The "Gene Lindsay" 3-move U.S. National (ACF) Joins IAGO World Tour

The "Gene Lindsay" 3-move U.S. National is the main event in the United States for professional checkers (American Checker Federation). It is open to all people. This events joins the IAGO World Tour. It will be July 21-25, 2008 in Las Vegas. For more information on the event, visit:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Three more events added to the 2008 IAGO World Tour

These three events have been added to the 2008 IAGO World Tour:

CV Potluck 2008
This begins April 14, 2008. It is a series of Chess Variants in an Athlon format. It is run by ChessVariants.com .

Boardspace.net Summer 2008 Hive + Mosquito Tournament
This event begins June 1, 2008. The creator of Hive will be awarding a trophy and introducing the new Mosquito piece.

Boardspace.net Zertz Beginner's Tournament
This begins June 1, 2008. It is a beginner's tournament for the game Zertz. It is run by Boardspace.net .

June 1, 2008 Internet (Boardspace.net)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

IAGO website will be down intermittantly for the foreseeable future.

I received from the web hosting people, the message below. This should be from now until April. They are doing work, so expect the site to be down periodically. IAGO World Tour site, and this news site should be be up as usual (they are hosted on a different server.

The message:
No specific times, but after I finish retooling my wood shop (very hopefully by the end of this week) I will be building a new, more reliable server cluster (the current cluster is an alpha cluster used to test technologies). As such, there will be periods of down time for all of our hosted sites, including this one. I will do my absolute best to keep the outages brief and hope to not have a single overnight outage. I will also do my best to post if an outage will be longer than an hour, but no promises. The majority of the outages will occur mid day (between 8:30am - 2:30pm Pacific / 11:30am - 5:30pm Eastern), but there may be some in the evening.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Temporary forum for IAGO and IAGO World Tour is up

This is the forum to use to post in event that the discussion forum is down:

The forum, as of this moment, is up.

The 2008 IAGO World Tour invades Noncon 2008

The 2008 IAGO World Tour will be having multiple events at Noncon 2008. You can learn more about these events by visiting the 2008 IAGO World Tour website at:

Information on Noncon 2008 can be obtained here:

Noncon is held at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

IAGO discussion forum is back up.

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone, and the time it was down. It is currently back up.

Friday, January 11, 2008

IAGO World Tour info is on separate site from IAGO Web site.

The IAGO Website, which is at: www.abstractgamers.org will still have reference and have info on the IAGO World Tour. However, the IAGO World Tour now is fully up on its own website at www.IAGOWorldTour.com

This should help keep IAGO World Tour info up at all times.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

IAGO World Tour has partnered with GoldToken.com for the 2008 season.

The IAGO World Tour has partnered with GoldToken.com for the 2008 seasons. Events have yet to be announced, but should be soon.