World championship youth 2016
World championship youth 2016The world championships for youth were played in Izmir (Turkey). The junior boys category was won by Martijn van IJzendoorn. Take a look at some highlights of his games.
Practical 5x5 positions
Practical 5x5 positionsA short article about some practical 5x5 positions.
Sport Accord World Mind Games 2013
Sport Accord Mind Games 2013 The Sport Accord World Mind Games were once again played in Beijing. This year there were three draughts events: a rapid tournament, a blitz tournament, and a 'super' blitz tournament. At the FMJD site an overview of the SWMG is given by Alexander Presman. Take a look at some highlights of the games:
World Championship 2013 in Ufa final
Ufa 2013 After a nerve wrecking last round in the preliminaries, 12 players had qualified for the final of the World Championship 2013. Alexander Georgiev won the tournament with 15 points, followed by Jean-Marc Ndjofang with 14 and Roel Boomstra, also with 14. Due to the number of victories Ndjofang earned the right to challenge Georgiev in a match for the world title in 2014. See also Ivan Trofimov's website for an extensive report about the tournament. Below some comments to the games can be found.
World Championship 2013 in Ufa preliminaries
Ufa 2013 The World Championship 2013 was played in Ufa. The preliminary round consisted of four groups of ten, of which the first three qualified for the finals. Several prominent players like Baliakin, Valneris, Meurs and Amrillaew didn't make it, while the newcomers Ano, Atse and Ivanov qualified convincingly. Below some comments to the games can be found.
10x10 Girls education
10x10 Girls education If you are looking for the 10x10 girls education website, please go here.
World Championship Match 2013 in Tallinn
Tallinn 2013 The long awaited World Championship Match was played in Tallinn, Estonia. Title defender Alexander Georgiev and challenger Alexander Schwarzman played seven mini matches consisting of a game with normal time controls, if needed followed by a rapid game and one or more blitz games. After 3 days Schwarzman had a comfortable lead, but Georgiev made a come back on days 4 and 6. With a 7-7 score in the normal games and a 6-4 win in the rapid games, Alexander Georgiev retained his title.
Course in Draughts
Course in draughts The Course in Draughts series made by the Dutch master Tjalling Goedemoed is now available from All books can be downloaded freee of charge. Recently an exercise book has been added for the 3rd series. Highly recommended!
The complete PC Blues series written by Christiaan Piens can be found on