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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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Meet Vyacheslav “Slava” Pryadkin – 2013 Backgammon World Champion!

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Thanks to Martha Ghio for recording the moment we have all been waiting for – the chance to see Slava accept his new title of 2013 Backgammon World Champion!
Don’t miss this wonderful video of Slava accepting his trophy!

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Match Log of the 2013 Final – Trabolt vs. Pyradkin

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For those who wish to review the analyzed match log of the final of the 38th Backgammon World Championship played between Lars Trabolt and Slava Pyradkin, please see:

Analyzed XG Match Log
MAT File Match Log

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2nd Finalist of the 38th Backgammon World Championship

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Congratulations to Lars Trabolt of Denmark! He played a superb match against fellow Giant of Backgammon, Petko Kostadinov. Lars advances to the final to play Vyacheslav Pryadkin of Ukraine!

The semi-final match log may be viewed here: Match Log

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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)
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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)