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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

Gutton's guide to Vienna

[27.08.2014 00:00:00] - Not only hundred percent chessters, but also cachers or guttons go by Chess train. And because tasty supper and night cap in nice atmosphere would be appreciated not only by gourmets and gourmands, but by everyone with good manners, we went out of our way this year to choose for you restaurants and bars, where only delicious dishes are served and where waiters serve with courtesy. All of the following spots were tested on our own bodies and we don't want any tip for that, because we admit, it was a job delighting both body and spirit and it has been itself a reward. So where do we recommend you to go for a supper in Vienna on October the 10th? And where then for a drink?

If you will be in taste for a famous tafelspitz, regularly savored also by the Lord Emperor, or for a proper steak made of Austrian beef, go have a dinner at Plachutta's ( Due to popularity of this restaurant, which you can find in Vienna on five different addresses (we tried the one in the centre town on Wollzeile 38), we recommend you to book a table in advance.

A proper tafelspitz from Plachutta, a favourite meal of Franz Joseph

If it's the classic Wiener Schnitzel, that makes your mouth water, you can visit not only FiglMüller (we recommended you this restaurant in past years, about its visit by participants of the first year of Chess train - here) for a monstrous serving of Schnitzel big as a pizza, but also the Black camel ( In restaurant Zum Schwarzen Kameel (also in the centre town near Stephen square, on Bognergasse 5) we savored not only the veal Schnitzel, but also delicious wine, and found out from a waiter, where restaurant got its name.

What dromedarian history do you guess?

Maitre of the Black camel tavern moves in a winded way in his green tails, but all of his waiters run like clockwork and he has everything under control. If you feel like going to the bar after a supper at Plachutta or Black camel (after all, Vienna is the first stop of the Chess train on its five-days route, so everyone is fresh and full of energy and desire for night adventures), go for Loos's bar. The interior designed by famous architect Adolf Loos is amazing, bartenders manage the work in overcrowded space in a brilliant way and liquor is more the solution of problems than its cause in here. We don't tell you the exact address of Loos's bar on purpose, because the bar is so small, that all of us wouldn't fit in...

As empty bar as this could be seen only by a paid photographer...

And for those, who won't fit in or whose desire is a bar with louder music and better view, we recommend Onyx bar in upper floor of a luxury hotel Do&Co, right across the St. Stephen's cathedral. And if you're true connoisseurs and you would like to advance a famous Viennese café before restaurant and bar, here is an older article about places like Café Central or Café Griensteidl. If you want to participate on Chess train 2014, this extraordinary route, which connects a beautiful chess tournament with sight-seeing of ancient Central European cities, don't hesitate to apply.

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