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Vlastimil Chládek
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David Navara
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Otakar Válek
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Luděk Sedlák
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Pavel Matocha
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Ján Markoš
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Games and photogalery


Bank Chess Festival

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Chess Train 2017

prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

Chess Train 2016

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

Navara vs. Rapport - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

photogalery | results | games | live |
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New Books


The most beautiful studies and problems of Mario Matouš, the best Czech chess composer of the 20th century, and bizarre chess stories of Pavel Houser connected by illustrations of Kristina Peřichová into one splendid book. The book was published also in limited numbered edition (100 copies), bound in imitation leather with an embossed diagram, paper cover and sewn ribbon bookmark. On 240 pages you will found 45 studies and problems, 22 stories and 36 illustrations. The book is supplemented by biographies of both of the authors and several yet non-published photos. The book was published by Prague chess society in 2014.

(limited edition in imitation leather - 999 CZK + postage)

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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Play a simul with world´s number 5

Play a simul with world´s number 5

[08.05.2018] - Try to play against a top world player is a dream of every chess player. You have a chance to play a simul with the world fifth ranking player and the last Olympic Games winner, Ding Liren. The Chinese grandmaster has not lost 68 games in a row! Will you be able to break this incredible chain?

Ding Liren simul will take place on Sunday 17 June since 3 o´clock in Michna Palace, Prague. The Chinese number one player will play simul against 30 players and you can be one of them. The starting fee in CZK 2,990.

You can register for the simul by sending your details to prazska.... [all]

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Tournament on the Roof

Come to ´blitz´ with Navara and Ding Liren to win a golden ducat

Come to ´blitz´ with Navara and Ding Liren to win a golden ducat

[08.05.2018] - One of the best views of Prague is from Palace Lucerna´s roof. On Tuesday, 12 June from 3 o´clock p.m. you can enjoy the view, but mainly to play blitz tournament, on which - apart from David Navara and Ding Liren - Pentala Harikrishna, Sergey Movsesyan, Robert Cvek, Vlastimil Hort and Jan Smejkal are invited.

The blitz tournament will be the first event of this year ČEZ CHESS TROPHY festival and at the same time the first tournament from the series of tournaments, which will be taking place on roofs and towers, a new project of the Prague Chess Society.

The tournament wil... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!

Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!

[26.01.2018] - chess Train 2018 - Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!
This year, the world unique Chess train will be on its way for the eight time already. This time around, the participants can look forward travelling from the Czech capital Prague to capital of Poland Warsaw, via old towns of Krakow and Hradec Králové as well as via distinct city od Ostrava.

Every chessplayer, grandmaster, local champion as well as hobby player, who has not played a tournament so far, is welcome to sign to participate and play an international rapid chess tournament on board of the Chess Train 2018. Detai... [all]

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Bank Chess Festival

Chess Mats in Luxurious Palaces

Chess Mats in Luxurious Palaces

[08.12.2017] - ČSOB representative won all three tournaments including Bank Chess Festival´s competition of teams. Blitz tournament was won by Jan Havlík, Fischer chess by Petr Zvára and rapid chess by Jiří Jirka. “You are not a bank, but a chess team!” the ČSOB player heard frequently during the Bank Chess Festival.

The Festival, which was opened by Czech National Bank (CNB) governor Jiří Rusnok and vice-governor Mojmír Hampl, was taking place in the beautiful halls of the Commodity Exchange and Schebek Palace. “We had not played a chess tournament in such grand halls before, “ agreed not only C... [all]

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Bank Chess Festival

High-Society Chess

High-Society Chess

[04.12.2017] - The grand spaces of the Czech National Bank palace have been taken over this week by chess players. The Bank Chess Festival, which includes three tournaments, simuls and extraordinary exhibition of coins, was opened by the CNB´s governor, Jiri Rusnok and vice-governor Mojmir Hampl.

More than one hundred special guests participated on Tuesday gala-opening of the Bank Chess Festival. Among guests were not only top bankers, such as a membes of Komerční banka board, Petr Palečka or a member of Unicredit Bank board Aleš Barabas, but also tens of other prominent businessmen and several c... [all]

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Bank Chess Festival

Let´s play in the palace of central bankers

Let´s play in the palace of central bankers

[21.11.2017] - Ethologically, we can divide devotees of the royal game of chess to two types. The first are “chess nerds”. Those players are not bothered where and with which chess pieces they play, how their opponent is dress or whether he smells nice. Chess is sheer abstraction to them. They only care about e4 - e5, Jf3 - Jf6, Jxe5 - d6...and nothing else.

The second are “chess players”. They dress nice for the game, they not happy, if their opponent smells bad, they prefer old fashion wooden chess pieces of one set to dirty plastic set “scraped out of somewhere”. They do not like to play on ... [all]

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Chess Train 2017

Khaetsky won and Trochta is party buddy

Khaetsky won and Trochta is party buddy

[20.10.2017] - The seventh year of the Chess Train was blessed with good fortune – splendid weather every day (nothing but sun), no conflicts aboard of the train apart chessboard fights, beautiful cities and pleasant bars and above all, fantastic people all around.

Well-deserved winner of the Chess Train Tournament 2017 became IM Roman Khaetsky, who gained 7,5 points in nine rounds. Having gained 0,5 point less, Thomas Hoepfl and Oleg Maximov had second and third places. However, there were many more awards - Václav Grundman was named tournaments best breakthrough player, Vojtěch Trocha as best pa... [all]

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