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.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.
International draughts is a strategy board game for two players, one of the variants of draughts. The gameboard comprises 10×10 squares in alternating dark and light colours, of which only the 50 dark squares are used. Each player has 20 pieces, light for one player and dark for the other, at opposite sides of the board. In conventional diagrams, the board is displayed with the light pieces at the bottom; in this orientation, the lower-left corner square must be dark.
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
The Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames is the international body uniting national draughts federations. It was founded in 1947 by four Federations: France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
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).
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.
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.
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.
|1951||match with Reinier Cornelis Keller (+2-1=15)|
|1954||match with Wim Huisman (+4=8-0)|
|1958||match with Marcel Deslauriers (+4=14- 2)|
|1959||match with Geert van Dijk (+7=13-0)|
|1961||match with Vyacheslav Shchyogolev (+2=18-0)|
|1963||—||match not played, title awarded in 1986|
|1965||match with Vyacheslav Shchyogolev (+7=12-1)|
|1967||match with Andris Andreiko (+2=18-0)|
|1969||match with Iser Kuperman (+3=17-0)|
|1971||match with Iser Kuperman (+0=20-0)|
|1973||match with Andris Andreiko (+2=18-0)|
|1974||match with Ton Sijbrands, not played|
|1978||tournament plus match|
with Harm Wiersma (+1=5-0)
|1979||match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+4=14-2)|
|1981||match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+2=18-0)|
(without sportcmen from Soviet Union,
because of the military coup in Brazil,
they have not received visas)
|1983||tournament (organized after protest|
Draughts Federation of the USSR)
|1983||match with Jannes van der Wal (+1=19-0)|
(It is not recognized by Draughts Federation of the USSR)
|1984||match with Vadim Virny (+1=18-1)|
|1985||match with Rob Clerc (+2=17-1)|
|1987||match with Anatoli Gantvarg (+0=20-0)|
|1989||match with Ton Sijbrands (+1=18-1)|
|1991||match with Guntis Valneris (+6= 10-0)|
|1993||match with Harm Wiersma (+2=18-0)|
|1995||match with Guntis Valneris (+3 sets, −2 set)|
|1996/97||tournament plus match |
with Rob Clerc (+1=10-0)
|1998||match with Alexei Chizhov (+2 sets, −1 set)|
|2003||match with Alexei Chizhov (+4 sets, –1 set)|
|2004||match with Alexei Chizhov |
(3-1 :15 games + tie-break))
|2006||match with Alexei Chizhov not played|
|2009||match with Alexander Georgiev|
|2013||match with Alexander Schwartzman|
|2015||match with Jean Marc Ndjofang|
|2016||match with |
|2018||match with |
The Women's Draughts World Championship is the world championship in international draughts organized by the World Draughts Federation (FMJD). The championship occurs every two years. In the even year following the tournament must take place the World Title match.
Alexander Sergeyevich Georgiev is a Russian draughts player. He won the world championship in international draughts in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019. In 2018 he was second at the world championship in Frisian draughts.
Jean Marc Ndjofang is a Cameroonian draughts player, resident since 2002 in the Netherlands.He was African champion in 2000 and 2010. In 2011 at the Draughts World Championship he took third place. In 2013 he placed second at the Draughts World Championship. In 2015 he played the World Draughts Championship match with Alexander Georgiev from Russia.
The 2016 Women's World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was held 2–9 September 2016 in Karpacz (Poland) International Draughts Federation FMJD between ranked second at the 2015 Women's World Draughts Championship Natalia Sadowska (Poland) and ranked third at the same Women's World Draughts Championship Olga Kamyshleeva (Netherlands). The current world champion Zoja Golubeva (Latvia) had informed FMJD that she was not willing to defend her title. Natalia Sadowska won and became 9th women's world draughts champion.
The 2015 Women's World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was held April 1–8, 2015 in Zerendi, Kazakhstan International Draughts Federation FMJD between the actual World Champion Zoja Golubeva (Latvia) and the challenger Tamara Tansykkuzhina (Russia). Zoya Golubeva won with a score of 8 : 4 and became the world champion for the fifteenth time.
The 2013 World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was held May 12–18, 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia International Draughts Federation FMJD between the actual World Champion Alexander Georgiev (Russia) and the challenger Alexander Schwartzman (Russia). Alexander Georgiev won and became the world champion for the seven time.
The 2015 World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was held October 25–31, 2015 in Izmir, Turkey International Draughts Federation FMJD between the actual World Champion Alexander Georgiev (Russia) and the challenger Jean Marc Ndjofang (Cameroon). Alexander Georgiev won 7-7-6-6 against 7-5-4-12 and became eight times world champion.
The 2016 World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was hold on December 3–18 in the Netherlands under auspice International Draughts Federation FMJD. The match was scheduled to take place between Jan Groenendijk and Roel Boomstra, who were second and third at last Draughts Championship. World Champion Alexander Georgiev (Russia) has informed FMJD that he will not defend his title. FMJD decided that the next player in the classifications of last WC, Roel Boomstra, should play the Match for World Title against the Vice Champion, Jan Groenendijk.
The 2017 World Draughts Championship at the international draughts was held between 6–10 May 2017, in Izmir, Turkey, by International Draughts Federation (FMJD).
The 2017 Women's World Draughts Championship at the international draughts held in Tallinn, Estonia International Draughts Federation FMJD. Sixteen female players in total was competing in the tournament. The tournament started on October 1, 2017 and lasted on October 15, 2017. Three round played in hotel Europe, other – at Paul Keres Chess House. It played as a round-robin, with 15 rounds in total. The winning prize for the tournament is 20,000 euros. At the same time the 2017 World Draughts Championship was held.
The 2018 Women's World Draughts Championship match at the international draughts was held 19–30 November 2018 in Riga (Latvia) International Draughts Federation FMJD between world champion 2017 Zoja Golubeva (Latvia) and world champion 2016 Natalia Sadowska (Poland).Natalia Sadowska won second title. Prize money 17 000€. If score will be 54:54 both players will receive equally.
Alexander Eduardovich Getmanski is a Russian draughts player, author of books on draughts. He took third place at Draughts-64 World Championship in 2003, also he took second place at Draughts World Championship 2017 in rapid and third place in blitz in 2016 year. Winner of Junior World Championship in 1996 and 1997.Three time winner of Russian championship. International grandmaster (GMI).
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