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Former world champion Alexej Tsjizjov wins Thailand Open 2013!
Alexej Tsjizjov with
some of his students.
Spanjer - M. van Dijk
Martin van Dijk took a nice, winning combination against the strong
player Herman Spanjer, who lives in Chang Mai, Thailand.
In the afternoon Macodou
Ndiaye played against five ladies from the local laundry services click
here for the slideshow..
The former African champion managed to loose all the
Baksoellah - H.
Bas Baksoellah played the game of his life against International
Grandmaster Hein Meijer. In this position he played 41. 24-20?,... and
lost the game. But 40-35! had given a very good chance to win. For example:
(14-19) 29-23 (18x20) 28-22 (17x28) 32x3 (21x34) 3-9! (13-19) 9-18! with a
winning position. After 40-35! black can only make a difficult draw with
(4-10), for example 39-34 (14-19) 27-22(!) (19x39) 33x44 (18x27) 35-30
(25x23) 28x8 (9-13) 8x19 (17-22) 44-39 (22-28) 32x23 (27-32) 37x28 (21-26)
and white cannot win the endgame.
van Wijk - N. Savina
After 45. 46-41?,... black won the game by 45..., 21-27!;
46. 22x31, 13-19; 47. 23x3, 11-16; 48. 3x21, 16x47.
Rest day. Time for shopping in Pattaya
Former world champion Alexej Tsjizjow from Russia has the best chances
to win Thailand Open 2013. In the 5th round he defeated Hein Meijer. The
Dutch grandmaster was the whole game under pressure but made in the end,
in a draw position, the fatal mistake.
Sai - W. Thoen
The nicest move of the day was 25..., 11-17!!; 26. 25x14, 9x20!;
of Dutchman Walter Thoen. Of course 27-21? looses by a small combination,
but it seems that here is another winning move. The Thai player saw no
danger and played 27. 33-29?,... but after black's answer 27...
13-18!!; the white position was completely lost.
International Grandmaster Hein Meijer (Netherlands) took a nice
combination on field 4.
Meijer - C. van Wijk
Kumar Mangal won the prize for the best
Mangal - A. Veenstra
(3x14) from black was of course a
There were two surprises in
the first round of Thailand Open: the draw of Bas Baksoellah against the
much stronger Russian player V. Varlamov and especially the draw of
Dutchman Erik Maijenburg against the former African champion Macodou
N'Diaye from Senegal.
V. Varlamov - B.
Black has no
problem at all, but decided to make a draw quickly...
N'Diaye - E. Maijenburg
Black took the combination and made a draw because white played 4x1?
in stead of 4x7 with good practical chances to win. See the game. Computer
program Kingsrow found a crazy way to make a draw: (6-11!) 38-32, the only
chance (36-41!!) 37x46 (13-18!). Three stupid moves in a row, but easily
draw! - 46-41 (4-10! etc.)
Opening ceremony of Thailand Open will be in Jomtien Garden Hotel, at
19.00 h. After that we'll have the party in Tulip House, on 500 meter
distance of the hotel, on the same road (Beachroad). For the photographs click here.
We're happy with the participation of Macodou N'diaye from Senegal.
He is an international grandmaster.
delegation, with the
strongest Chinese draughts
Zhou, has confirmed
We're happy with the participation of Hein Meijer from The Netherlands.
He is an international grandmaster.
App. 80 participants has signed up to participate in the tournament. A
special welcome for Lithuanian player Justinas Jankunas, He was the silver
medallist at USA Open 2012.
A nice photoslideshow
from the first three editions (2005-2007) of Thailand Open.
the moment we have 76 participants signed up to participate in Thailand
Open 2013. We are pleased with the debut of an Italian player:
this moment already 52
players registered for Thailand
Open 2013. The
organization is pleased with the
registration of players from Sri
and Belgium. These
countries debut during
invite all 10x10 international draughts players in the world to
participate in the 9th International Draughts Tournament in Jomtien,
Thailand ('Thailand Open').
tournament will be held from 10 to 19 of May 2013 in the Jomtien
Garden Hotel, 31/71 Moo 12, Nongprue,
Banglamung, Chonburi 20260, THAILAND. Click here
for more information.
Thailand Open 2013 is
recognized by the World Draughts Federation, FMJD:
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