International Checkers World Records  



World Records are allways an issue of imagination and fascination.

It's not a coincidence that the Guinness Book of World Records is the most sold commercial book in the world (also a world record!) 
On this pages you can find typical records of 10x10 international checkers/draughts.

1. First world champion (not official)

Dr. A. Dussaut (France) 1885 till 1895.

2. First world champion (official)

Isodore Weiss (France) 1899 till 1912.

3. Most world titles 

Alexej Tsjizjow (Izjewsk, Russia): 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2005.

Iser Koeperman with seven world titles (in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1974). 

4. Least world titles  

Baba Sy.(Senegal)
In his life he has never been world champion. 
But in 1963 a match Baba Sy-Koeperman was cancelled because Koeperman was not there.
In 1987, after the death of the African player, the world draughts federation decided to give him the world title for the year 1963.

5. Most world titles for a lady

Zoja Golubewa (Latvya). Ten titles.

6. First world title for a Dutch player

Herman Hoogland from Utrecht. (1912-1925)

7. Countries with only one world champion

Canada (Deslauriers, 1956)
Senegal (Baba Sy, 1963)
Latvya (Valneris, 1994)

8. Strongest player ever.

I think Alexej Tsjizjow.

9. Weakest player ever

G. Feldl (Austria).
In the sixties he used to play in a world championship, an European championship and an invitation tournament. He scored no point at all (36 games, 36 losses, according to computer program
Turbo Dambase).

10. Most evident world champion

Piet Roozenburg (Holland) in 1948 in Amsterdam. His score: 20 games, 37 points. (only 3 draws). Second: R.C. Keller (Holland): 20 games 28 points. Roozenburg won the two games against Keller.

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