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PF 2011

Games and photogalery

Snowdrops and Oldhands - Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013

photogalery | games | results |

Czech - Slovak Chess Match of Managers

photogalery | results |

Chess Train 2013

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |


photogalery | games | results |


photogalery | games | results |
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New Books

Hort, Houška, Kaválek, Matocha: Karel Opočenský - první český šachový profesionál (KAREL OPOČENSKÝ - THE FIRST CZECH CHESS PROFESSIONAL)

He defeated the world champion Alexander Alekhine and they became friends. Behind the chessboard he met with legends of the end 19th century and also with generation that was famous in seventies of twentieth century. He founded the chess news agency, was an arbiter of world championship matches and the first Czech chess professional. Master Karel Opocensky also loved cigars, good French wine and women. The story of his colourful life is complemented by many previously unpublished photos, including pictures from an album of his daughter Eve and thirty games commented by grandmaster Vlastimil Hort. It has been issued by Prague chess society. Prague 2011.

333,- Kč (+ postage)

The book can be ordered at an e-mail address Please give your full name, address and phone number.

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Chess in the Moravian gallery

Chess in the Moravian gallery

[18.04.2014] - Until the 1st of June you can observe the beautiful cubist chess set in the Moravian gallery in Brno. The chess set is a part of the exhibition of designer Jaroslav Juřica. Among several other works of the artist your interest would be taken by a peg Mr. Zak.

The cubist chess set is carved out of maple wood and not just figures, but also a luxury box and a chessboard have cubist curves. The set, which is of the size of standard tournament Stanton chess-men, weights over 15 kilos and you can clearly see in it the inspiration by cubism legend Pavel Janák.

The cubist chess set w... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2014

Nakamura will be in Prague in June

Nakamura will be in Prague in June

[17.04.2014] - In the beginning of June, one of the greatest stars of world chess Hikaru Nakamura will arrive to Prague. He will play the four games match against Czech number one David Navara, from 6th to 10th June 2014 within this years´ ČEZ Chess Trophy. Hikaru Nakamura, born on 9th of December 1987 in Hirakata, Japanees prefecture of Osaka, is the son of Japanese father and American mother. He moved to the USA with his mother and older brother when he was just two years old. He started playing chess under the supervision of well-known Sri Lankan FIDE master and chess coach, who was also his stepf... [all]

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Glass carafes shaped like a chess king

Beauty for both absteiners and lovers of alcohol

Beauty for both absteiners and lovers of alcohol

[16.04.2014] - Please yourself with stylish alcohol receptacle, which is also a beautiful interior accessory. These thick-walled carafes were made bespoke of Prague Chess Society by glassworks factory Ajeto. You can choose among pure crystal or amber glass.

The carafes are approximately 35 cm high with round base of 10 cm diameter and their bulk is 0,7 litres. The plug (king´s crown) is without grinding. The price per one is 999 Kč (+ shipping) and you can order them by e-mail (

It is a handmade product of Novoborian glassblowers, by whose glass furnace annual the C... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Snowdrops has ruled in Podebrady

Snowdrops has ruled in Podebrady

[09.12.2013] - With not a single stumble, the Snowdrops went from star to the end of the tournament. The final score of the 6th year of Snowdrops and Oldhands is 17,5 : 14,5 for ladies. Among the four Snowdrops, Viktorija Cmilyte, Mariya Muzychuk, Alina Kashlinskaya and Anastasiya Ziaziulkina was not a single weak link. After a half-time even the Snowdrop with the least amount of points was better than the most productive of the Oldhands.

This year was not really good one for GM Wolfgang Uhlmann, who had a few of really good positions, some of them were even a simple move from winning, but that one... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Oh, the rook ending!

Oh, the rook ending!

[08.12.2013] - It was an incredible experience for all of the spectators how charmingly and in what tempo seventy-years-old GM Genna Sosonko moved from one chessboard to another. When all of the games ended he was signing score sheets and books and even was able to explain all of the mistakes to his adversaries.

The simultaneous game of Dutch GM of Russian origin Genna Sosonko against eleven adversaries took place on Saturday 7th November 2013 in Poděbrady within the match Snowdrops and Oldhands – Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013. And the final score? Four draws of Peter Budinský, Pavel Englický,... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Oldhands catching up. Is it going to be enough?

Oldhands catching up.  Is it going to be enough?

[08.12.2013] - It took six rounds, but the Oldhands have finally got it. On Friday Jossif Dorfman won against Marija Muzychuk and noted the first victory of veterans. Muzychuk made mistake in the middle game and for the experienced player Dorfman, it was not hard to win the game. Unfortunately, this victory did not mean any change in the actual state of Oldhands. Because Alina Kashlinskaya won against Borislav Ivkov. But it was not easy for her. Although the material advantage of the Russian beauty, Serbian legend Ivkov resisted and created new interesting counter plays with mate threats. At the end, it was ... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Snowdrops leading over Oldhands, with five points more...

Snowdrops leading over Oldhands, with five points more...

[07.12.2013] - Oldhands, who played white, should have been in charges of the yesterdays round, which took place after the day off. It was high time to erase the four points lead of Snowdrops. Sadly, GM Uhlmann is not in his best condition. He had a really good position in the game with Alina Kashlinskaya. Apparently he has surprised her with his choice of opening. Just after 10…cxd5 it could be enough to play 11.Ncb5 with an advantage. After that it would be simple 13.Rc1, which would give a really good place for the white, but instead of that, German GM played suicidal 13.d4 after which the position of th... [all]

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