Who is Ton Sijbrands?
In 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1988 he was the national Dutch champion. Sijbrands also has a weekly column about draughts in the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant and wrote several books about the game.
On December 18, 2004 in the Dutch village Lutten Sijbrands improved the world record for blindfold simultaneous draughts. In this attempt that lasted 24 hours, he won 20 out of 24 games; the other 4 were draws, which equals a score of about 92%. At his next attempt, on October 5, 2007 at Tilburg University, he broke his own record again. This time he played 25 games, winning 21 and drawing 4. After losing the record to the compatriot Erno Prosman Sijbrands regained it in September 2009 when he played simultaneously 28 games, winning 18, drawing 7 and losing 3.
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- Dec 15, 1949
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