Abidjan Open 2018
Dutch Championship 2018 Harlingen
The Dutch championship was won by Alexander Baliakin. Together with Boomstra and Van IJzendoorn he ended the tournament with 16 points in 11 games. Van IJzendoorn was excluded from a barrage due to the controversial "plus draw" system. In the barrage against Boomstra, Baliakin managed to win the second game. Many interesting games were being played, see also Toernooibase. One of the highlights of the tournament was the game between Van IJzendoorn and Slump.
World Championship 2017 Tallinn
Alexander Shvartsman has won the final of the world championship 2017 with 14 points in 11 games, right before Chizhov and Valneris both with 13 points. After 9 rounds it was Valneris who was still in the lead. But with two victories in the last two rounds Shvartsman managed to make a decisive jump and grab the world title. Take a look at some highlights of the final.
World Championship 2017 Tallinn semifinals
The world championship 2017 is held in Tallinn, Estonia. Take a look at some highlights of the semi finals.
Elena Cesnokova 2017
The talented Elena Cesnokova from Latvia is making progress rapidly. In March she ended third in the World cup final in Ufa, and even had good prospects for more. Right now she is performing very well in the yearly Tournament in Minsk. Take a look at some of her games in the World cup final and in Minsk:
Dutch Team Cup 2017
The Dutch Team Cup 2017 was won by Hijken. The final against Witte van Moort ended in 4-4. On the first board, Boomstra of team Hijken won against Aalberts, while on the third board Mol won against Scholma. Due to the result on the first board, the cup went to Hijken. Take a look at the decisive game Boomstra - Aalberts.
Killer draughts: 119 classical 10x10 positions
Killer draughts is a slight variation to international draughts that is intended to decrease the drawing rate. In this article one can find a comparison of the result for 119 classical 10x10 positions. With the normal rules only 6% end in a decision, while with the killer rules this goes up to 48%.
Dutch Championship 2017
The Dutch championship 2017 was played in Urk. It was organized by Stichting Aanzet, who organized many tournaments before, including the world championship 2011. Martijn van IJzendoorn won the tournament with a sensational 18 points in 11 games, followed by Alexander Baliakin (14 points) and Ron Heusdens (13 points). Take a look at an analysis of the games.