International Draughts Federation IDF in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2017 holds from 2nd December (day of arrival) to 10th December (departure day), 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) Final of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competitions memory Vasily Sokov. Competitions are held with the support of the Foundation for Assistance for development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts.”
Invitation for competition published.
24-09-2017 2nd December 2017 in St. Petersburg State budget educational institution of additional education “SDYUSSHOR in Chess and Draughts” at St. Petersburg, Russia, Bolshaya Konyushennaya str., 25 starts Final of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competitions memory Vasily Sokov.
Vasily Sokov, champion of the USSR 1938-41′s, was born December 26, 1912 in Yaroslavl region, died March 3, 1944 in the Battle of Narva. Most of his life he lived in Leningrad. Vasily Sokov was a very strong player, magician of draughts, the founder of the progressive Soviet school of draughts art, consummate theorist and innovator, humble and helpful people – so he will remain forever in the hearts of lovers of our folk game.
International draughts tournament memory Vasily Sokov for many years are held in St. Petersburg as a tribute to the memory of a champion.
This year in December marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of the legendary draughts player.
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