December 15 - Joel N'Cho Atse today became the first draughts player from the Ivory Coast to win a major title when he triumphed here at the SportAccord World Mind Games.
The 31-year-old overcame his underdog status in the draughts blitz tournament to beat Russia's 10-time world champion Alexei Chizhov.
The women's competition was won by Belarus' Olga Fedarovich, who beat Ukraine's Victoriya Motrichko.
But no-one was happier than Qu Defa, who won a special gold edition Nissan Tilda car awarded to the winner of a special on-line Xiangqi - Chinese chess - tournament.
Focused on the Chinese market, the Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA), along with Tencent QQ Games Centre, ran the on-line qualifying competition for local mind enthusiasts.
The top players were then invited to take part in a special off-line tournament with Qu triumphing.
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