Tough there have been two previous IMSA Elite Mind Games in 2016 and 2017, 2019 sees a slightly different format for the first IMSA World Masters Championship.
Four teams in the Open and four in the Women have been invited, based on their level of success in the most recent round of world and zonal championships.
Each of the two series will play a double round robin of 16-board matches to qualify the top two to the final and the remaining teams to a third-fourth play-off. Day 3 of the tournament will see those finals and play-off matches take place over 3 x 16-board sessions. The next two days will see a four-session all-play through barometer pairs event over 88 boards in each series.