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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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Chess Train 2014

To Himalayas as well as to Mars

[20.07.2014 00:00:00] - Painter and traveler Miroslav Pošvic has joined the artists that painted the poster for the Chess Train. In previous years you could admire works of Richard Cortés and Jiří Slíva and now you can do the same with the work of painter and sculptor from Újezd pod Troskami.

His interpretation of the motive of Chess Train is awesomely summarized by train dispatcher with chess mask. Miroslav Pošvic profiles himself especially as a master of lithography. He had lots of exhibitions of his work in the Czech Republic as well as abroad and his work was accurately described by Terezie Zemánková: "The paint allows him to caress the colour, to play with the colours undertone and with the mixtures of them. It allows him to use its transparency and plasticity and to fool around with modeling the shades and shapes and to plunge to the depths of the space. The fact that he mastered all of the nuances of oil painting has no influence over his themes and the way he portrays them. His imaginary worlds are still somewhere in between the macro and microcosm. The work of Pošvic is not an attempt to explain the miracles of the universe, it is more modest. His paintings are metaphors of emotions and their physical manifestations. He is never too pathetic even when he works with real intimate dramas and he keeps his own humorous perspective and works with hyperboles. He plays with meanings covered by the look of his paintings, which - even though they are connected to some personal memories - has universal artistic importance.

Miroslav Pošvic´s another passion beside art is traveling. That is maybe why the idea of the Chess Train was so close to his mind. He told about his journey in Asia for the Krásná magazine: " It was in 1992 when I started to travel to Asia. When you travel, you have to be functional in some different nature and so you basically compose a new meaning of being. Modern culture gives you the opportunity to be somewhere in the mountains thousands of kilometers far from here in the morning and during just one day you are able to move to Újezd pod Troskami and still have the dust from mountaines in your ears. One can get some really complex feelings from it which are also kind of refreshing. To get to the far parts of the world was one of my childhood dreams. The first time I had the chance to go to Indonesia I ran straight home and found Java and Sumatra on map. Then you get those flashbacks of you, as a kid from primary school in Špindlerův Mlýn, standing in front of a map and talking about things you know nothing about. By that time, thinking about going to Himalayas was the same as thinking about going on Mars - not even in your wildest dreams could you imagine that one day, it will be true. Plus, there is something about Asia what I am not capable of identifying. The atmosphere, people, the way they communicate.

Do you like Počvic´s chess train dispatcher? If you want to see the rest of his work, just look to his web.

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