The original founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad concept was Raymond Keene, David Levy and Tony Buzan. The first Mind Sports Olympiad was held in London, England, in 1997. Since then, it has been held annually in England. The Mind Sports Olympiad also founded two competitions, Pentamind and the Decamentathlon, both inspired by the athletic pentathlon and decathlon. Notable games include the well-known chess, bridge, draughts, shogi, backgammon, Chinese chess, poker, mastermind, etc.