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Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
Vlakem do Polska a zpět - Krakov

Luděk Sedlák
skladatel studií a vydavatel Šemíka
Životní partie pod hlavněmi tanků

Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
Přání indiána

David Navara
nejlepší český šachista
Gibraltar 2018 aneb Buď zDRAW!

Vlado Hrtko
Manažer se smyslem pro černý humor
Keď chceš Boha rozosmiať, povedz mu svoje plány

Štěpán Žilka
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Just another day at the office

Otakar Válek
ředitel strojírenské firmy
Olympiáda

Pavel Matocha
předseda Pražské šachové společnosti
Simultánky s Garrim

Ján Markoš
nejlepší slovenský šachista a teolog
Šedá zóna

David Kaňovský
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Mistrovství světa v Agricole aneb od šachovnice k ovečk...

Martin Habina
architekt
Pyramida

Igor Němec
předseda Úřadu na ochranu osobních údajů
Šachy s prezidentským kandidátem

Jan Hofírek
otec a trenér
Napoleon Bonaparte a šachy...

Vítězslav Houška
spisovatel a publicista
Slet šachových celebrit na Kampě

Soňa Pertlová
šachová mezinárodní mistryně
PF 2011


Games and photogalery

HARIKRISHNA PENTALA vs. NAVARA - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

games | live | results |

Bank Chess Festival

regulations |

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

ČERNOBÍLÁ CESTA (BLACK AND WHITE ROUTE)

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 pavel.matocha@gmail.com. Please give your full name, address and phone number.


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Chess Train 2018

King is a king, still, West is the best

King is a king, still, West is the best

[17.10.2018] - Australian international master Guy West won the international chess tournament, with 10 points from 11 rounds, played during the five days long Chess train journey across the Czech Republic and Poland. Alexander King, American, and Ukrainian international master Roman Khaetsky finished second and third. Khaetsky, as a matter of fact, won the Chess Train tournament in 2017.

A novelty of this year was a chess problems solving competition. Each competant was provided 45 minutes to solve 12 difficult two-dots. Half of the competants solved no more then two of them. To finish 2nd, 3rd or ... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

Train full of magiciens

Train full of magiciens

[13.10.2018] - A bit like Harry Potter's classmates could have felt, the participants of the eighth Chess Train establishes magic in its journey. And not only because Prague is magical, as Ripellino wrote, but also due to the departure of the train from the 4? platform.

One hundred and three chess players from 21 countries around the world met on Friday morning in the Government Lounge at Main Station in Prague. At 9:59, they expected their special express train to be on the fifth platform where Hagrid's suitcases had already been gathered. One past ten, however, they left the fifth platform and non... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

Steam Pressure Is Rising

Steam Pressure Is Rising

[03.10.2018] - The Chess Train is going to start its eighth journey around the Central Europe next week already. Over 100 chess players have registered to participate (check the starting list), however few places are still available for those, who like to make a last-minute decision.

The Chess Train will be on its way from 12. October till 16. October going on Prague – Ostrava – Warsaw – Krakow – Hradec Kralove – Prague route. On the board of the train an international rapid chess tournamen... [all]

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EY Blitz Tournament of Managers

Prague Demon and Russian Aristocrat

Prague Demon and Russian Aristocrat

[02.10.2018] - The eight year of the EY Blitz Tournament of Managers was won in the early Monday evening by Jan Hruška from ČEZ, who came ahead of the owner of a translation agency Jean-Francois Cantier and NNIP´s manager Michal Špaček. The guest of honour for the evening, held by Prague Chess Society in AdAstra Café, was a legendary Slovak chess player Ján Plachetka.

The first Slovak grand-master talked about an old Prague Chess master and eccentric Josef Hašek and even older Russian grand-master Osip Bernstein. Two very different fates and personalities, but similarly deep understanding of che... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

The Indian Grandmaster did a good chess job in the Sokol Palace

The Indian Grandmaster did a good chess job  in the Sokol Palace

[17.06.2018] - randmaster Navara led 5:4 in three games, but unfortunately he didn´t managed the finish line. On Saturday, Pentala Harikrishna won all three games and turned the game to his advantage.
Indian Grandmaster won 7: 5 and took the trophy for CEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018 winner.

On Sunday, the festival ends with the simultaneous display in Michna Palace on Kampa in Prague.

The sixteenth year of this festival, in which the best Czech chess player always plays against the world's top chessplayer, brought not only twelve beautiful games but also great chess lectures by Grandmaster Rob... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

The exhibition about Schnirch and his chessmen accompanies the match of Grandmasters

The exhibition about Schnirch and his chessmen accompanies the match of Grandmasters

[15.06.2018] - Bohuslav Schnirch, together with Josef Vaclav Myslbek, was the most significant Czech sculptor of the 19th century. For chess players, however, he is the first chairman of the Czech Chess Association and the author of the chessmen that are still used until these days. You can visit the exhibiton called „Sculptor Schnirch and the Czech club chessmen“ at the festival ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018 at the Michna Palace in Prague on Kampa.

The chess table from 19th century, on which Bohuslav Schnirch played chess and who was kindly lent by Schnirch's heirs, represents an extraordinary artifact of ... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

Harikrishna scored first

Harikrishna scored first

[14.06.2018] - Mayor of Prague 1 Oldřich Lomecký made the ceremonial first move, and then Grandmasters David Navara and Pentala Harikrishna started the ruthless fight. In the first round, the Czech representative played with white pieces, but it was the Indian one, who gained a better position. Harikrishna had an extra pawn, but he didn´t succeed to win, and Navara was glad for the draw in the first game.

The second game looked like balanced and perhaps it objectively was, but the white pieces were in much more comfortable situation, as the Grandmasters Viktor Láznička, Robert Cvek and Martin Petr... [all]

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