2015.02.06｜プレスリリースMasayuki Mochizuki, the Global Ambassador with HEROZ, Finished Second in the Dual-Duel Tournament of “3rd TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS”!
Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – Masayuki Mochizuki (“Mochy”), who is the world’s No.1 professional backgammon player and the Global Ambassador of HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), finished second in the Dual-Duel Tournament of “3rd TEXAS BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS” held in Texas, USA on Feburary 1. Dual-Duel is the tournament in which only the top players among all championship participants are allowed to take part in. Throughout this championship, Mochy promoted backgammon to Texans using “BackgammonAce”, the smartphone app provided by HEROZ.
HEROZ will continue to backup and encourage Mochy in every backgammon event he will take part in.
I finished first in the Error Rate section, though endedup second in the Dual-Duel tournament overall.
I usually pay close attention to the Error Rate when playing BackgammonAce, which I’m sure helped me win the game this time. It’s a bit frustrating losing the final match, but I’ll move on and do my best to win the next tournament.
■About Mochizuki (Mochy)
Born on January 9, 1979. Grown up in Tokyo. The first Japanese professional backgammon player. Mochy has won competitions in the world since 2003, World Championship in 2009 (the first Asian player ever) and Europe Championship in 2012. He has been ranked No.1 in the world ranking, Giants of Backgammon, in 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 (the first Asian player ever). In 2014, he participated in 14 International competitions, among which he received first place in 2 competitions in Texas and Munich and ended up getting a prize in all 10 other competitions. He is currently the captain of the selected team consisting of world’s best players and is also active around the world, devoting to promoting backgammon.
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world expected to have over 300million players worldwide. It is gradually becoming popular in Japan nowadays as an intellectual, cool, and exciting game. Mochy and 2 other Japanese players have won the world championship up-to-date.
■ About BackgammonAce
BackgammonAce is a backgammon app that provides comfortable, speedy and free online match-ups with the use of world-class AI. With fantastic graphics and clean user interface, it allows players to play with anyone anywhere around the world. It is ranked No.1 among board games in UK and Germany and is popular in 150 and more countries.
-App Name ： BackgammonAce
-Price ： free（optional item charging）
-Compatibility ： iOS 5.0 or after (iPhone or iPad),Android 2.3 or after
-Apple AppStore： https://itunes.apple.com/app/backgammonace/id687202428
-Google Play ： https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.heroz.backgammon
-Official web ： http://pr.heroz.jp/backgammon/
-Catch-phrase : Never give up as long as there’s even a 1% chance to win.
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【About HEROZ, inc】
HEROZ is a company providing mobile apps using Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims at offering services in the world with the concept “Surprising in mind”. It has developed over 200 apps provided to 25 million and more users. It is one of the biggest service providers in Japan today, and will keep on offering services and collaboration activities actively with the key word, AI x mobile.
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