Draughts World Championship

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The Draughts World Championship is the world championship in international draughts and is held every two years. In the even year following the tournament, the World Title match takes place. [1] The men's championship began in 1885 in France and since 1948 it's organised by the World Draughts Federation (FMJD). The men's championship has had winners from the Netherlands, Canada, the Soviet Union, Senegal, Latvia, and Russia.

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The current men's champion is Roel Boomstra.

Since 1998, there is also a Draughts World Championship held with the blitz time control (5 minutes plus an increment of 5 seconds per move), and since 2014 also with the rapid time control (15 min + 5 sec per move).

Time control in chess

A time control is a mechanism in the tournament play of almost all two-player board games so that each round of the match can finish in a timely way and the tournament can proceed. Time controls are typically enforced by means of a game clock, where the times below are given per player. Time pressure is the situation of having very little time on a player's clock to complete their remaining moves.

World title match

The championship is held every two years, in the odd years. The world title match takes place in the even year following the world championship tournament. The former champion and the new champion qualify for the world title match. If the former champion retains his title in the World Championship tournament, the runner-up earns the right to challenge him. [2]

Unofficial champions (which are not listed here) were awarded retroactively; the first champion being Anatole Dussaut in 1885. A full list of winners can be found here.

Anatole Dussaut (1857–1906) was a French draughts player and the first Draughts World Champion, winning it in 1885; he won the championship the first three years it was held. He is known for his Le Gambit Dussaut. In that period, the tournament took place solely in France but had international players, including all of the world's best.

Classic

YearHostGoldSilverBronzeformat
1948 [3] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Roozenburg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Reinier Cornelis Keller Flag of France.svg Pierre Ghestem tournament
1951Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Roozenburg match with Reinier Cornelis Keller (+2-1=15)
1952 [4] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Roozenburg Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Raoul Dagenais Flag of the Netherlands.svg Reinier Cornelis Keller tournament
1954Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Roozenburg match with Wim Huisman (+4=8-0)
1956 [5] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marcel Deslauriers Flag of the Netherlands.svg Reinier Cornelis Keller Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Bom
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Roozenburg
tournament
1958Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Marcel Deslauriers (+4=14- 2)
1959Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Geert van Dijk (+7=13-0)
1960 [6] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vyacheslav Shchyogolev Flag of Senegal.svg Baba Sy Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman tournament
1961Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Vyacheslav Shchyogolev (+2=18-0)
1963 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman
Flag of Senegal.svg Baba Sy
match not played, title awarded in 1986
1964 [7] Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vyacheslav Shchyogolev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman Flag of Senegal.svg Baba Sy tournament
1965Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Vyacheslav Shchyogolev (+7=12-1)
1967Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Andris Andreiko (+2=18-0)
1968 [8] Flag of Italy.svg Bolzano Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Andris Andreiko Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vyacheslav Shchyogolev tournament
1969Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Andris Andreiko match with Iser Kuperman (+3=17-0)
1971Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Andris Andreiko match with Iser Kuperman (+0=20-0)
1972 [9] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ton Sijbrands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Andris Andreiko tournament
1973Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ton Sijbrands match with Andris Andreiko (+2=18-0)
1974 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Iser Kuperman match with Ton Sijbrands, not played
1976 [10] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vyacheslav Shchyogolev Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rob Clerc tournament
1978 [11] Flag of Italy.svg Arco Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Anatoli Gantvarg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vyacheslav Shchyogolev tournament plus match
with Harm Wiersma (+1=5-0)
1979Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+4=14-2)
1980 [12] Flag of Mali.svg Bamako Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Anatoli Gantvarg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Nicolai Mistchanski tournament
1981Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+2=18-0)
1982 [13] Flag of Brazil.svg São Paulo Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jannes van der Wal Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rob Clerc Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma tournament
(without sportcmen from Soviet Union,
because of the military coup in Brazil,
they have not received visas)
1983Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Vadim Virny Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rob Clerc tournament (organized after protest
Draughts Federation of the USSR)
1983Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma match with Jannes van der Wal (+1=19-0)
(It is not recognized by Draughts Federation of the USSR)
1984Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma match with Vadim Virny (+1=18-1)
1984 [14] Flag of Senegal.svg Dakar Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Anatoli Gantvarg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rob Clerc Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Michail Korenievski tournament
1985Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Anatoli Gantvarg match with Rob Clerc (+2=17-1)
1986 [15] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexander Dybman Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexander Baljakin Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Michail Korenievski tournament
1987Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexander Dybman match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+0=20-0)
1988 [16] Flag of Suriname.svg Paramaribo Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ton Sijbrands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Anatoli Gantvarg tournament
1989Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexei Chizhov match with Ton Sijbrands (+1=18-1)
1990 [17] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ton Sijbrands tournament
1991Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Alexei Chizhov match with Guntis Valneris (+6= 10-0)
1992 [18] Flag of France.svg Toulon Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of Belarus.svg Alexander Baljakin tournament
1993Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov match with Harm Wiersma (+2=18-0)
1994 [19] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm Wiersma Flag of Belarus.svg Alexander Baljakin
Flag of Senegal.svg Macodou NDiaye
tournament
1995Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov match with Guntis Valneris (+3 sets, −2 set)
1996/97 [20] Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Abidjan Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rob Clerc Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman tournament plus match
with Rob Clerc (+1=10-0)
1998Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman match with Alexei Chizhov (+2 sets, −1 set)
2001 [21] Flag of Russia.svg Moscow Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of the Netherlands.svg Johan Krajenbrink tournament
2003 [22] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev match with Alexei Chizhov (+4 sets, –1 set)
2003Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris tournament
2004Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev match with Alexei Chizhov
(3-1 :15 games + tie-break))
2005 [23] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of the Netherlands.svg Alexander Baljakin tournament
2006 Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev match with Alexei Chizhov not played
2007 [24] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Germany.svg Mark Podolski Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev tournament
2009Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman match with Alexander Georgiev
2011 [25] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Emmeloord / Urk Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Russia.svg Murodoullo Amrillaev Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Marc Ndjofang tournament
2013 [26] Flag of Estonia.svg Tallinn Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev match with Alexander Schwartzman
2013 [27] [28] Flag of Russia.svg Ufa Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Marc Ndjofang Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roel Boomstra tournament
2015 [29] Flag of Turkey.svg Izmir Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev match with Jean Marc Ndjofang
2015 [30] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Emmen Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Groenendijk Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roel Boomstra tournament
2016 [31] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roel Boomstra match with Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Groenendijk (+4=8-0)
2017 [32] Flag of Estonia.svg Tallinn Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris tournament
2018 [33] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roel Boomstra match with Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman
2019 [34] Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yamoussoukro Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Pan Yiming Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris tournament

Rapid

YearHostGoldSilverBronze
2014 Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Russia.svg Ainur Shaibakov Flag of Russia.svg Murodoullo Amrillaev Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman
2015 [35] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of the Netherlands.svg Alexander Baljakin Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jasper Lemmen
2016 [36] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuri Anikeev Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Ukraine.svg Artem Ivanov
2017 [37] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Ukraine.svg Artem Ivanov Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Getmanski Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev
2018 [38] Flag of Italy.svg Bergamo Flag of the Netherlands.svg Alexander Baljakin Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov
2019 [39] Flag of the Netherlands.svg Beilen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roel Boomstra Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wouter Sipma

Blitz

YearHostGoldSilverBronze
1998 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Hague Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of the Netherlands.svg Erno Prosman Flag of Germany.svg Vadim Virny
Flag of Israel.svg Vladimir Traitelovich
1999 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg London Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of the Netherlands.svg Erno Prosman Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev
2000 Flag of Israel.svg Tel Aviv Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of Ukraine.svg Igor Kirzner
2007 Flag of Israel.svg Nazareth Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Israel.svg Ygal Koyfman
2009 Flag of Germany.svg Berlin Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev
2011 Flag of Russia.svg Ufa Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Russia.svg Gavril Kolesov
2012 Flag of France.svg Lille Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Russia.svg Gavril Kolesov
2013 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Den Helder Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of Latvia.svg Guntis Valneris
2014 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hilversum Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev Flag of the Netherlands.svg Alexander Baljakin Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman
2015 [40] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Marc Ndjofang Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuri Anikeev
2016 [41] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Russia.svg Murodoullo Amrillaev Flag of Senegal.svg N'Diaga Samb Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Getmanski
2017 [42] Flag of Turkey.svg İzmir Flag of Cameroon.svg Jean Marc Ndjofang Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuri Anikeev Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov
2018 [43] Flag of Italy.svg Bergamo Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of Russia.svg Alexei Chizhov Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Georgiev
2019 [44] Flag of Latvia.svg Riga Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Schwartzman Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Groenendijk Flag of Russia.svg Ainur Shaibakov

See also

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