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1) 15-19 March, the second Fryslân Open Draughts Tournament will be held in the town of Franker in the Dutch province of Frisia / Fryslân / Friesland.
Games will be played according to the Frisian rules of draughts, which allow not only diagonal but also straight (horizontal and vertical) captures.
For details, both of the rules and of the tournament, please go to the website www.frisiandraughts.com.
These rules have the effect that only very few games end in a draw.
An advantage of only one piece is often sufficient to win the game. An endgame with two kings against one is theoretically winable.
International draughts world champion Alexander Georgiev, international chess grandmaster Vasil Ivanchuk, and checkers world champion Michele Borghetti will all participate in the Fryslân Open 2016.
There are currently still two places available for international players.
Players can apply before 1 March by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
ps. During the tournaments, the games and playingrooms are livestreamed on our website.
Playerslist so far for Fryslân Open 2016:
5.Hein de Vries
11.Rein Jan Walinga