The International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with the Portuguese Draughts Federation (PDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the IDF and PDF competitions 2021 held from 20th to 27th November 2021 in Albufeira (Portugal) International competition “Portugal – 2021” – Stage of the World Cup 2021 in draughts-64. Competitions were held in three programs – classic, Blitz and Rapid.
Within the framework of the competition, a match in Portuguese draughts was traditionally held: the national team of Portugal against the team of the world, in which the national team of Portugal won with a score of 13:11.
National Grandmaster Tiago Manuel from Portugal won Rapid program. International Master Georgii Taranin from Russia won Blitz and Classic program.
27-11-2021 International competition “Portugal-2021” – stage of the World Cup 2021 in draughts-64 has completed.
At the closing of the competition, the winners of each program were awarded cups, the prize-winners were awarded diplomas. All participants received commemorative diplomas and medals. The prize fund of the competition was 2,100 euros.
Participants will forever remember the warm welcome of the Portuguese Draughs Federation, excellent conditions for the game and a boat trip along the Algarve coast.
Competitions were held in Russian draughts according to a system of micro-match from two games with a draw of starting moves and positions according to the official table with a time control of 20’+10″ for each participant until the end of the game.
The competitions were attended by 27 athletes from 7 countries.
Classic program winners were:
Winners of the classic program for women:
Competitions were held in Brazilian draughts according to a system of micro-match from two games with a drawing of starting moves and positions according to the official table with a time control 5’+3″ for each participant until the end of the game.
The competition was attended by 26 players from 7 countries.
Blitz program winners were:
Blitz program winners for women:
The participants played 2 games with each other in classic Portuguese draughts with a time control of 20 minutes for 2 games.
The competition was attended by 27 players from 7 countries.
The winners of the rapid program in Portuguese draughts, as expected, were the strongest Portuguese players:
Among women, the best were:
Albufeira is a city and seaport in the south of Portugal in the Algarve province. It has repeatedly hosted international tournaments in draughts-100 and draughts-64.
The competition traditionally began with a match between the national team of Portugal and the team of the world. The match was played on 12 boards. The participants played 2 games with each other in classic Portuguese draughts with a time control of 45 minutes for all 2 games. National grandmasters, multiple champions of Portugal, prize winners of the World Cup stages in Portuguese draughts Tiago Manuel and Nuno Viera played for the Portuguese team. International grandmasters Dmitrii Melnikov (Russia) and Yuri Kirillov (Israel), international masters Dmitry Ganopolsky (Israel), Georgii Taranin (Russia) and other famous athletes played for the world team.
The game on 11 boards ended with a draw at 11:11. The fate of the match was decided in a prolonged match on the first board between Dmitrii Melnikov and Tiago Manuel. The victory of Tiago Manuel over Dmitrii Melnikov in the last game brought victory to the Portuguese team, which won the match with a score of 13:11.
Full Board Results