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Elephant village
Flight of a gibbon
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
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Swim Paradise 
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NEWS

20 November 2012

Thailand Open 2013 has a new site! www.thailandopen.nl

 

19 June 2012

International Grandmaster Ton Sijbrands about Thailand Open 2012

27 May 2012

Alexej Tsjizjow is the winner of Thailand Open 2012. In the last round he won his game against the surprising Thai player Damrong Sai. The 2nd and 3rd prize winners are Macodou N'diaye from Mali and Andrew Tjon A Ong from The Netherlands. Click here for the results of the last rounds and the final standings, Click here for the games of the last round. Click here for a photo slide show of the rewarding of the prizes.


From left to right: Macodou N'Diaye, Alexej Tsjizjov and Andrew Tjon A Ong.

From left to right: Alexej Tsjizjov, Macodou N'Diaye, Andrew Tjon A Ong, Bhiem Ramdien, Herman Spanjer and Frits Luteijn

26 May 2012

Last move was (12-18?).
Gertjan KolstÚ didn't hesitate to take a winning combination.

25 May 2012

Thailand Open player Matrena Nogovitsyna at one of the famous Pattaya attractions: the crocodile farm. Click on the photograph for enlargement. (Source: Facebook)

 

25 May 2012

White has played 32-27? 
Natalia Azarova, who played with black, took a nice combination.


24 May 2012

White can make a draw with 34-30! (35x24) 3-8. If (20-25) white plays 26-21! and 8-3 =.
But white played 43-38? and Macadou N'diaye won.


24 May 2012

Last move was 48-42? 
Bhiem Ramdien took a nice combination.


24 May 2012

Anne Veenstra, playing with white, gave up against Johan Alidarso. But why? The position is draw!

22 May 2012

The position is complete symmetric. Biem Ramdien, playing with black, copied the white moves, until there was clearly a better plan...

 

22 May 2012

Bas Baksoellah, playing with white, has already one piece more. He ended the game directly by a big shot.  

22 May 2012

Roman Ldokov played 47-41? 
Liliya Ivanova didn't miss the chance.


22 May 2012

Qiangrang Zeng won again. In this position Polina Vinokurova played (14-20??).


21 May 2012

Frits Luteijn played 42-38? and lost the game without any chance. Draughts program Kingsrow found a way to make a draw: 42-37! Black has to play (12-17) [Not (14-19) because of 29-23!] and then 39-33 (14-19) 35-30 forces (19-23) and then the draw combination (see applet).


21 May 2012

White, Dutchman Herman Spanjer who lives in Thailand, has a very good position, but is there a winning plan? He played 42-38? (32x43) 48x39 en and his opponent Natalia Shetakova succeeded in making a draw by playing very secure (see the game). But white could win: 42-37! (32x41) 36x47 with the plan 48 to 34 and then 24-20 (15x24) 30x8 (3x12) 23-19 (14x23) 29x7.
For example: after 42-37 (32x41) 36x47 (26-31) 48-43 (16-21) 43-39 (31-36) 39-34 (13-18) 23x12 (17x8) 24-20 (15x24) 29x20 and black has no sufficient tricks.


21 May 2012

A big surprise today was the result of the game between the old Dutch master Frits Luteijn and the young Chinese player Qiangrang Zeng: 0-2! in a very fluent game.
Also memorable is the game between Heve Bijnaar and the Thai player Damrong Sai. In a few moves the Thai took not one, but two draughts combinations. A rarity! With two kings he won easily.

There was a nice forcing in the game between Wenlong Gao (white) and Michiel Luiten.

Blacks last move was a mistake: (7-11?). White played 39-34! Black has a choise.
A. (10-14): 47-41 and 37-31.
B. (24-29) 27-21 and 37-31.
C. (f.e. 12-18) 47-41, 38-33, 27-21, 37-31 etc.
D. (11-16 was played in the game). Also a winning combination for white!

 

20 May 2012

White wins. A. Ldokov won the prize for the best combination of the 1st round. If you cannot find the solution, go to Games in applet on the left bar: Round 1.


20 May 2012

"Where is my opponent?". Guno Burleson from Surinam didn't arrive in Jomtien, so Dutch player Paul van der Lem won the game without any strength. Click on the photograph to maximise it.


19 May 2012

No swimming pool or beach for the Chinese players. After the games Alexej Tsjizjow analyses their games. What was wrong, what could better? Click on the photograph to maximise it.


19 May 2012

Here is the schedule of the excursions

Sunday 20 May: Nong Nooch Tropical Parc
Depart from Tulip House: 13.30 h.
Price 700 baht

Monday 21 May: Crocodile Farm
Depart from Tulip House: 13.30 h.
Price 500 baht

Wednesday 23 May: Coral Island including lunch (day trip)
Depart from Jomtien Garden Hotel: 9.00 h.
Price 1000 baht

Thursday 24 May: Tiffany Show (good seats)
Depart from Tulip House: 20.00 h.
Price 750 baht

Friday 25 May: Elephant riding (one hour)
Depart from Tulip House: 15.00 h.
Price 1000 baht

Saturday 26 May: Tiger Zoo
Depart from Tulip House: 13.30 h.
Price 700 baht

You can sign up until 12.00 h., the same day as the excursion
Only for the excursion of Wednesday you need to sign up before 18.00 the day before the trip.

You can sign up with Mathieu Corporaal. He is walking around each morning until 12.00 h.



18 May 2012

70 draughts players take part in this edition of Thailand Open 2012. It is a record and we're happy with it. See the list of participants and the Pairings, results and standings: Round 1. When a round is finished, you can see all the games in applet
  

28 April 2012

We're happy with the five strong players from China who participate in the tournament: Wenlong Gao, Qianrang Zeng, Zhenyu Li and the ladies Hanqing Zhao and Sixuan Shi. But where are the kids? We will miss them in Jomtien. This tournament is a good practical school for them so we hope they will return next year!


6 April 2012

Thailand Open has a new referee: Mr. Aliaksandr (Sasha) Aniska. In the recent past he was organizer of the World Championship cadets and hopes in Slonim (Belarus). Welcome, Mr. Slonim, in Thailand and we hope that you and your wife will have a nice stay in this beautiful kingdom!

11 March 2012


We welcome the participation of GMI Macodou N'Diaye from Senegal. He will try to prolong his 2011 title.


21 Februar 2012 

At this moment we expect app. 100 participants. Go to the list of participants!


14 Januar 2012

At this moment there are 84 inscriptions for this tournament and we still have four months to go! If you want to participate at this particular event, don't hesitate to mail the organization: tjonaong@gmail.com


29 December 2011

There is a big chance that Alexej Tsjizjow will participate in Thailand Open 2012. Maybe some of his Chinese students from the province Hubei come with him. Possibly we have to look for a bigger players room, since the number of participants reaches the 70. But that is our problem, not the problem of draughts players who want to go to Thailand Open 2012!


6 October 2011

We welcome a special service of our sponsor MeteoConsult. Click on the logo on the right of this page (or here) and you will see the current weather (temperature, rainfall) in Pattaya.


9 August 2011

The list of participants is growing and growing. And Thailand Open on Facebook has already 616 friends. We don't hope they will come all together!


31 July 2011

Before 1940 International draughts was only popular in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and some African countries. These days however nearly the whole world is well known with the game on the 100 fields, also new draughts countries like China, India, Japan and Thailand.

In eight years Thailand Open has developed from a little tournament for a group of Dutch players, to an international event with participation of the best players in the world: world champions Alexej Tsjizjow, Alexander Schwarzman and Slawa Sjtsjocholjew, all from Russia, African champions Jean-Marc Ndjofang and Macodou N'Diaye and Dutch champion Ron Heusdens. 
By the way, look at the top of this page: all these countries were present in one or more of the last seven editions of Thailand Open!

 

The winners of Thailand Open 2011 proudly present their cups.
From left to right:
5th: Erik Maijenburg (Netherlands)
4th: Andrew Tjon A Ong (Netherlands/Surinam)
3rd: Ramon Sakidin (Netherlands/Surinam)
2nd: Jean-Marc Ndjofang (Cameroon)
1st: Macodou N'Diaye (Senegal)


Of course the tournament is recognized by the world draughts federation (FMJD), which is a member of GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations). Participants can win or lose international rating points and eventually gain the title of International Master or International Grandmaster.


The hopes for the future: young Chinese players win prizes in their categories.


However, the atmosphere in this tournament is very friendly. People from all countries meet each other and stay friends for the rest of their lives, using a social medium like Facebook for exchanging photographs and draughts news. It is not necessary to be a strong player to take part in Thailand Open. Also 'weak' players can win prizes since the tournament is divided is several rating categories.

More information: please download the flyer.

 

 

 

 


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