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Mochy’s Backgammon Proficiency Exam

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Mochy’s Backgammon Proficiency Exam

We are thrilled to announce #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki will be giving his Backgammon Proficiency Exam during the 39th Backgammon World Championship. The cost is 20 Euros to take the exam and includes grading, an in-depth lecture with review of all answers, and a beautiful certificate given to all test-takers.


Thursday, August 7th

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Mochy’s Proficiency Exam – Exam Given


Friday, August 8th

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Shogi – Japanese Chess

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Shogi – Japanese Chess

SHOGI Japanese chess

Sunday the 3rd & Monday the 4th of August 2014 in Monaco
Open Tournament, Demonstration, Initiations & Simultaneous exhibition

Event flyer (in English) is available here: Shogi Event Details
Event flyer (in French) is available here: Shogi Event Details

Shogi is a Japanese version of chess. The biggest difference is that captured pieces reenter the game as part of the opposite side. Also, ...

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Live Brackets for the 38th Backgammon World Championship

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Live Brackets for the 38th Backgammon World Championship

To view brackets from all Divisions in the 38th Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo, please see:

Championship Division
Intermediate Division
Novice Division

Monte Carlo Open – Open Division
Monte Carlo Open – Intermediate Division

All Events

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2013 Monte Carlo World Federation Cup

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2013 Monte Carlo World Federation Cup

The following invitation was sent out to all backgammon Federation and Organization heads. If you are attending the upcoming 38th Backgammon World Championships in Monte Carlo and are interested in participating in this event, make sure to let your Federation head know!

Dear Backgammon Federation and Organization Heads,

On behalf of the IPATT Group, I am contacting you in regard to the 2013 Monte Carlo World Federation Cup to be held ...

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World Champion 2018 Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
World Champion 2017 Didier Assaraf (France)
World Champion 2016 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2015 Ali Cihangir Cetinel (Turkey)
World Champion 2014 Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
World Champion 2013 Vyacheslav Pryadkin (Ukraine)
World Champion 2012 Nevzat Dogan (Denmark)
World Champion 2011 Takumitsu Suzuki (Japan)
World Champion 2010 Lars "Buster" Bentzon (Denmark)
World Champion 2009 Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan)
World Champion 2008 Lars Trabolt (Denmark)
World Champion 2007 Jorge Pan (Argentina)
World Champion 2006 Philip Vischjager (Netherlands)
World Champion 2005 Dennis Carlston (USA)
World Champion 2004 Peter Hallberg (Denmark)
World Champion 2003 Jon Røyset (Norway)
World Champion 2002 Mads Andersen (Denmark)
World Champion 2001 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2000 Katie Scalamandre (USA)
World Champion 1999 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 1998 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1997 Jerry Grandell (Sweden)
World Champion 1996 David Nahmad (Italy)
World Champion 1995 David Ben Zion (Israel)
World Champion 1994 Frank Frigo (USA)
World Champion 1993 Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark)
World Champion 1992 Ion Ressu (Switzerland)
World Champion 1991 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1990 Hal Heinrich (Canada)
World Champion 1989 Joseph Russell (USA)
World Champion 1988 Phillip Marmorstein (Germany)
World Champion 1987 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1986 Clement Palacci (Italy)
World Champion 1985 Charles-Henri Sabet (Switzerland)
World Champion 1984 Michael Svobodny (USA)
World Champion 1983 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1982 Jacques Michel (Switzerland)
World Champion 1981 Lee Genud (USA)
World Champion 1980 Walter Coratella (Mexico)
World Champion 1979 Luigi Villa (Italy)
World Champion 1978 Richard de Surmont (France)
World Champion 1977 Jean Noel Grinda (France)
World Champion 1976 Joe Dwek (UK)