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), has won the singles of the Super Jackpot of “INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT SOCHI CUP” held in Sochi, Russia from May 6th to 10th.
BackgammonAce Championship and “INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT SOCHI CUP” collaborated together, and HEROZ presented BAC points to the players who got high rank at SOCHI CUP.
HEROZ will continue to backup and encourage Mochy in every activity and devote to helping Mochy’s play and promoting backgammon around the world.
■ Mochy’s comment
I got the good results at the international championship, held in Russia for the first time.
I achieved the first half of 2 point-level error rate at the semifinal and the final, which is better than the average I have at BackgammonAce.
Especially at the final, I am so glad to have won the strongest player, Michihito Kageyama, in both the result and the error rate.
※It is the original BackgammonAce badge “Pro-Ace” that Mochy is wearing on his chest.
■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 (the most authoritative backgammon ranking), 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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