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The IDF Board approved a number of documents for 2020. Among them are the IDF calendar 2020, the Regulation of the World Cup 2020, the Rules of official competitions in draughts-64 and the Regulations for assignment of international titles. Updated documents are published on the site and can be viewed at the links below. New ratings on January 1, 2020 …

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New Year’s greetings of president IDF Vladimir Langin

New Year’s greetings of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Dear friends! On behalf of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and me personally I congratulate draughts players, coaches, organizers, officials and all fans of draughts on the New Year!

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Traditional draughts tournament “V. Sokov Memorial” in St. Petersburg completed

From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a traditional open draughts-64 tournament in memory of the legendary St. Petersburg draughts player Vasily Sokov “V. A. Sokov Memorial” is held. As part of the competition, all-Russian competitions are held among men and women, as well as among boys and girls in age groups …

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Results of the Lithuanian Team Championship and the Lithuanian Blitz Championship

The Lithuanian Team Draughts-64 Championship and Lithuanian Blitz Championship were held from November 22-24 in Bačkonys (Lithuania). The champion of Lithuania 2019 became the team ŠK “Vitražas” (Vilnius). International Grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) became the winner of the Lithuanian Blitz Championship. International Grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas became the champion of Lithuania 2019 in Blitz.

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New IDF Competitions

New competitions are included to the official calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF). In Miami, Florida (USA) from April 3 to 6, 2020 the first ever international draughts-64 competition “Miami-open” will be held. The competition will include tournaments in pool checkers and the international/Russian version of draughts-64. In Lisbon (Portugal) from October 1 to 7, 2020 the VII TAFISA …

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Tournaments in Saarbrücken, Germany

Following Draughts tournaments was held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from 15th to 17th November 2019: Draughts-64 (Brazilian version): 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship (15th – 17th November 2019). Draughts-100: 14th Saarbrücken Open Draughts-100 Tournament (16th November 2019). International master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Alexander Bleicher became the champion of Germany 2019.

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3rd French Draughts-64 Open Championship completed

3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship (Russian version) was held from 9th to 11th November 2019 in Toulouse (France). Competitions were held according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds with a time control of 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move. The international master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Pierre …

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IDF leadership took part in the 26th TAFISA World Congress and General Assembly

The 26th TAFISA World Congress was held in Tokyo (Japan) from November 13 to 17, 2019 and brought together more than 600 participants from 78 countries. Read more HERE On 15 November, during the 26th TAFISA World Congress, the TAFISA General Assembly was held. General Assembly approved the Malaysia Sport for All Association (MASFA) and the city of Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) as …

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1st Japan Draughts-64 Tournament was held in Tokyo

International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with the Japan Draughts Association (JCDA) in accordance with the Calendar of Competitions for 2019 held the 1st International Japan Draughts-64 Tournament from November 13 to 18, 2019 in Tokyo. Competitions were held in 2 categories: Blitz and Rapid. The winner of the Blitz tournament was the international master from Ukraine Oleg Shapunov. The winner of …

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Summed up the 2019 World Cup

The results of the 2019 World Cup are summed up. In accordance with the Regulations, the 2019 World Cup held separately summing up in three categories: classic game, Rapid and Blitz. In all three categories, the winner of the 2019 World Cup and the new international grandmaster was Dmitrii Melnikov (Russia).

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