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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.
2) On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March there will be tournament for a special variant of Frisian draughts, in which both players start with only five pieces each.
This variant has officially been baptised FRYSK! The first World Championships for this new draughts variant will be played this year.
There are 50 places available for the tournament on Saturday 19 March. The best players in this tournament, together with two national champions and the top 8 players from the Fryslân Open, will play the First Official FRYSK! World Championships.
Marten Walinga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liuwe Westra, email@example.com
Playerslist so far for Fryslân Open 2016:
5.Hein de Vries
11.Rein Jan Walinga