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2009 World Memory Championships – the result

The 2009 World Memory Championships have finished.  It was an exciting three days of competition, with some new world records being set and great performances from many new names.  Here are the results:

1 Ben Pridmore
2 Johannes Mallow
3 Simon Reinhard

4 Dr. Gunther Karsten
5 Wang Feng
6 Su Ruiqiao
7 Cornelia Beddies
8 Boris Konrad
9 Guo Chuanwei
10 Yuan Wenkui

Congratulations to Ben Pridmore for successfully defending his 2008 title.  Dorothea Seitz is the Junior World Champion.  It has been announced that next year the World Memory Championships will be held in China.

Interview with World Memory Champion

The current World Memory Champion, Ben Pridmore, is interviewed as he attempts to retain his title at the 2009 World Memory Championships.

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/7573065[/vimeo]

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If you would like to train your memory, then the Mind Maximizer course is for you.

WMC 2009 – New World Record: Abstract Images

Dr. Gunther Carsten has just set the first new World Record of the 2009 World Memory Championships…

Event: Abstract Images
Record: 318 Abstract Images in 15 minutes

During the World Memory Championships there are a series of events testing different memory skills.  Some involve memorising numbers, playing cards, numbers, events or names and faces.  This event was memorising abstract images.  Competitors are given 15 minutes to memorise as many of the provided abstract images as possible.  They then have 45 minutes to recall them.

Gunther managed to correctly memorise 318 abstract images in the 15 minutes.

This is a great start to the World Memory Championships and puts Gunther into first place at this stage.

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If you would like to train your memory, then the Mind Maximizer course is for you.

Memory World Record: Speed Cards

As the 2009 World Memory Championships are currently underway, I thought it would be fun to see just how good the competitors are…

Memorising a single deck of cards in the fastest time:

In July 2009, Ben Pridmore became the first person to memorise a deck of cards in under 30 seconds (26.28 seconds).  In August 2009 he broke that record again to set an astounding time of 24.97 seconds.

To put that into context, here is a brief explanation…

  1. You are giving a single deck of shuffled cards.
  2. Against the clock, you look through the cards, with the clock stopping when you put the cards face down (that establishes your time)
  3. To test that you memorised the order of the cards, you are then given a new deck of cards.  You have to place these cards in the order of the deck you just memorised.
  4. The judge / arbiter then checks your original, memorised deck, against the pack you have just placed in the memorised order
  5. If you get this correct, your original memorisation time (step 2) is approved.

Makes sense?

Well with that in mind (no pun intended) have a look at this video of Ben Pridmore setting the World Record.  And no, it is not speeded up in any way.  Yes, he is scanning the cards that quickly!

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/6270043[/vimeo]

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World Memory Championships 2009

The World Memory Championships for 2009 have started today. It is being held in London and has the largest prize purse in the history of the event – $92,000.  It us running from Thursday 12th November through to Saturday 14th November.

My friend and business associate, Dominic O’Brien, is at the event as one of the event organisers.  Dominic has been World Memory Champion eight times and now dedicates himself to helping others improve their memory.  Dominic will be giving me news during the event, which I will post here.

The official website for the event is here:  World Memory Championships

To follow all of the posts related to the 2009 World Memory Championships, please click on this tag link link I have created to group all the posts together:

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If you would like to train your memory, then the Mind Maximizer course is for you.