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SMU I-Sports comprises 3 main games: Riichi Mahjong, Poker and International Chess. Members meet up on a weekly basis to unwind and play their favourite mind-sport with friends.

Join our Telegram groups here:

Japanese (Riichi) Mahjong:

Texas Hold'em Poker:

International Chess:


Look out for these events in December!

  1. Riichi Mahjong Tournament
  2. International Chess Tournament
  3. Poker Tournament




Day Fridays
Time 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Venue Any classrooms in Connexion, SOA or SOB (Will be announced in our Telegram chat)


  1. Singapore Polytechnic Open 2022 -- Team 5th
  2. Singapore Inter-Varsity Chess League 2022/2023 -- Champion Team
  3. Asia-Oceania University Chess Championships 2022 -- Team 4th (Open Category)
  4. FISU World University Championship Mind Sports 2022 -- Lee Qing Aun: Men Classic 11th, Men Blitz 6th
  5. Temasek Polytechnic Open 2022 -- Khor Eng Yeow: 6th
  6. SUTD Team Blitz Championships 2023 -- Participated



Students can join the club by filling up this Membership Form:

Please join our Telegram groups for more details on our weekly sessions!

"SMU I-Sports is where I synergise academic learning and non-academic adventure, applying one into another. The strategies learnt in Riichi Mahjong and Texas Hold'em Poker are highly applicable to my coursework as a strategic management major. More importantly, I-Sports is where we all come together and de-stress, relax and have fun!"

- Martin Layar, Lee Kong Chian School of Business Year 4



"I-Sports treats games that most would consider reliant on luck or a gamble as mind-sports that allow like-minded people to think about strategies on a deeper level."

- Chan Hur, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Year 2



You don’t need to be great to start, but you need to start to be great. Many beginners in the past have joined SMU I-Sports and even turned champions! Anyone has the potential to do well, and there’s no need to be shy in joining us even if our games are a first to you. We welcome all who are willing to learn.

Prepare yourself for a fun and enjoyable time. Just come with an open mind and you will do fine.

We hold weekly sessions every Friday from 4 to 1030PM where players can simply play games with each other. You do not have to stay for the whole duration if you don’t wish to. The venue for physical sessions would usually be in SMU Connexion classrooms.

As long as you wish to. It is not compulsory to come for weekly sessions all the time. We are a recreational club meant for players to destress every Friday after a tough week at school. 


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