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Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
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David Navara
nejlepší český šachista
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Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
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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

Luděk Sedlák
skladatel studií a vydavatel Šemíka
Jak v šachu všechno souvisí se vším aneb Od Kaválka k O...

Pavel Matocha
předseda Pražské šachové společnosti
Simultánky s Garrim

Ján Markoš
nejlepší slovenský šachista a teolog
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David Kaňovský
šachový mezinárodní mistr
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Martin Habina

Igor Němec
předseda Úřadu na ochranu osobních údajů
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Jan Hofírek
otec a trenér
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Vítězslav Houška
spisovatel a publicista
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šachová mezinárodní mistryně
PF 2011

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Bank Chess Festival

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Chess Train 2017

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Chess Train 2016

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Navara vs. Rapport - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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Chess Train 2015

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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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Turkish grandmaster rides to the Alps in chessboard nr. 1

Turkish grandmaster rides to the Alps in chessboard nr. 1

[09.10.2016] - The main favourite of the tournament, grandmaster Suat Atalik, do not give any chances to his opponents. After first two days he occupies the first place with maximal number of points. Second place is actually held by dutch chess player Brent Burg, who won againts the ukranian international master Roman Khaetsky in the fifth round. On the side of the czech players, Jaroslav Satranský is playing the best. He is deviding the 3rd to 14th place with the rest of the group of players with 4 points. A great achievement of 11 years old Jakub Kůsa is a surprise of the tournament. He won already three p... [all]

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Chess party in a coffee house Šachový Václavák

Chess party in a coffee house Šachový Václavák

[08.10.2016] - Eve before departure of the Chess train was also the occasion for vernissage of chess photos in „Šachový Václavák“ and it turned out in the great occasion. This is already the third place, where the winning photos of first year of the „best chess photo from pubs and coffee houses“ competition were exposed. It was already exposed in Mnichův palác and NAPA galery and now they are in Šachový Václavák, very first pub of the chain „Tady se hrají šachy“ - We play chess here ( Second year of the photo competition was have been just announced. So if you enjoy taking pictures, you lik... [all]

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Blindfold simul world record

Another time and another place…

Another time and another place…

[22.08.2016] - An attempt to break the world record in a blindfold simul will not be taking place in Prague this December as previously planned. After considering all pros and cons, the Prague Chess Society decided not to go ahead to hold this big event with the Uzbek-American grandmaster, Timur Gareyev.

"We were pleased that we had a chance - during ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016 festival - to introduce Gareyev to the Czech fans, while he was playing a blindfold simul against twelve opponents. At the same time, however, we realized that our and his ideas about major chess event are significantly different... [all]

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Alekhine's Defence sealed the deal


[10.06.2016] - The Hungarian grandmaster Richard Rapport yet again surprised with his choice of opening. With his black pieces he chose Alekhine´s defence twice. A surprise move considering that this defence is practically not used at the highest chess level and is considered to be inferior for the player with black pieces. But…. David Navara had white pieces and seemingly (or for real?) he gained an advantage at the opening of the game, however after while it was not clear how he could have progress and to use this advantage. During the first Alekhine´s defence Navara hung by the thread. During the second ... [all]

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Euphoria on Kampa

Euphoria on Kampa

[06.06.2016] - On Saturday morning more than 200 viewers were amused by chess performed by live people at Střelecký ostrov, a small island situated in the centre of Prague. The experienced company of professional fencers called ´Štiavnický živý šach´ demonstrated a game of blindfold chess, played by chess grandmasters Richard Rapport and David Navara.

In the evening visitors of Ponrepo cinema applauded to the film director Maris Flabba for her beautiful documentary movie about Chess Train. And we have not yet talked about Friday´s simultaneous game of the world best junior chess player, Richard Rap... [all]

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Grandmasters will be playing blindfolded, one of them even simul

Grandmasters will be playing blindfolded, one of them even simul

[05.06.2016] - How many people at once can a grandmaster play against when blindfolded? For decades, the blindfold simul world record was held by Miguel Najdorf, who played blindfolded against 45 opponents. A few years ago, the record was broken by the German master Marc Lang, who managed to play blindfolded against 46 opponents. Now, the Uzbek American GM Timur Gareyev is planning to play against 47 opponents.

Gareyev’s attempt to set a new world record will take place during the first weekend of December 2016 in Prague. He is already practising and you can come and see him playing this Sunday the... [all]

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Chess movie premiere in Ponrepo Cinema

Chess movie premiere in Ponrepo Cinema

[01.06.2016] - It would be quite a difficult task to find a Prague cinema with a tradition richer than that of Ponrepo. Ponrepo Cinema is situated in the historically valuable refectory of the Old Town Convent. The Convent Hall was one of Prague’s main cultural centres at the end of the 18th century and during the 19th century. It saw the performances of many Czech and foreign musicians (Beethoven, Rubinstein, Richard Wagner), it was a popular venue for balls, occasional theatre performances and exhibitions.

The Hall became part of the history of the Czech National Revival as a venue of the first Cz... [all]

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