The occurrence of draughts as a sport lost in the centuries. For a number of centuries, checkers has occupied a relatively important place in the cultural life of society. This intellectual game of the present day impresses for its ability to keep constant tension in both teams. The history of checkers covers almost all the continents.
If we consider the history of the game, you will notice that this is a very versatile game with many different options and custom rules. It is for this reason, Russian draughts (checkers-64) for a long time could not receive international recognition. And although the first book on Russian draughts was written in 1827, Petrov A. D., which indicates that the moves have already been extensively studied and were popular, the first official world championship in Russian draughts (checkers-64) was held in 1985 in Italy (Galantine).
Of course, the attempts of the official world championship Russian checkers were before. However, because of differences in the game rules of the international public organization of checkers for a long time could not come to a common consensus. According to experts, influenced the political situation in the world. As you know, there was a growing disagreement between the leading States, which strenuously fought for spheres of influence among themselves. Therefore, the attempts of the organization of the world championship on Russian draughts leading athletes of his time Marius Fabre (20-ies of XX century) and Derek Oldbury (60-ies of XX century) was not successful.
Many years later a compromise was reached. The first world championship in Russian draughts was held according to the rules of international draughts on the 64-square Board.
The tournament was attended by 12 players from 7 countries. The championship was held in a circular system of drawing lots. The victory and the title of the strongest athlete of the world was won by Alexander Kandaurov with the result of 9.5 points from possible 11. This athlete finished, not losing a single game. The silver was won by Vladimirs Vigmans, who is 1.5 points behind the tournament leader. And the bronze medal went to Douglas Diniz. It should be noted that the fight was very tense. The fate of the medal places were decided every point.
Table of the first world draughts championship among men can be found at the end of the article.
Author Yulia Semenova
creator Web-club Fenix-64