First Asian player is at the world’s top


After a long “marathon” at the 60th World Championship in Ivory Coast, 15-year old GMI Pan Yiming (China) finished his competition with the silver medal of the world’s highest contest with 20 best players from all continents.

GMI Alexander Georgiev (Russia) once approved he is the leader of world draughts sports. He won the Championship title with 28 points of 40 possible with enough high percentage of winning. GMI Guntis Valneris (Latvia) had collected 27 points the same as with Pan Yiming, but he is behind by the additional criteria.

Pan Yiming became the first player from Asia who could be at the medal pedestal of the world championships in the history. Another Asian player, MI Otgonbileg Tserenbyamba (Mongolia), finished his tournament at the 17th place. The two players got the right to play in Africa by the result of the Asian Championship 2018 in Xintai, China.