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Štěpán Žilka
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Luděk Sedlák
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Pavel Matocha
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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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Living chess and swordsmen on Strelecky Island

Living chess and swordsmen on Strelecky Island

[30.05.2016] - There are not many attractive chess events for non-chess players. The two exceptions are blindfold chess and living chess. On Saturday the 4th of June at 3 PM, the performance on the Strelecky Island will combine these two disciplines.

Come and take a look at the show full of sword duels between actors dressed up as chess pieces on a large 12m chessboard. They will be performing the blindfold game of GMs David Navara and Richard Rapport.

The tradition of living chess is quite long in many cultures, its beginnings dating as far back as the 7th century. It was a favourite pasti... [all]

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Chess movie, living chess and other delicacies

Chess movie, living chess and other delicacies

[25.04.2016] - The chess match between the World Junior Champion Richard Rapport and the best Czech chess player David Navara will be the main event of this year’s CEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016, which will be held in Prague from the 3rd until the 8th of June in the usual premises: the Michna Palace on the Kampa Island.

The grandmasters will be competing in a match of 4 standard games in the classic tempo (counted to ELO) and the match will be commentated on by an experienced GM Robert Cvek in the commentator hall. The duel will be accompanied by a rich chess programme, as it’s customary during CEZ CHESS TRO... [all]

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Master Velíšek’s paintings

Master Velíšek’s paintings

[22.04.2016] - Chess is not just a sport, but also art and a social event. The Chess Train emphasises this cultural side by choosing the authors of its posters from the ranks of famous Czech artists.

The painting for the Chess Train 2016 poster was created by the painter Martin Velíšek and you can take a look at all three of his paintings with the motif of chess and trains here. Velíšek’s playful, cheerful, maybe even punk style goes hand in hand with the view of the Prague Chess Society that chess should not be taken too seriously. That despite the seriousness and difficulty of this game, it should... [all]

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Take part in an exceptional tournament and a beautiful journey

Take part in an exceptional tournament and a beautiful journey

[04.03.2016] - This year’s Chess Train is ready and if you would like to be on board, you can register now. From Friday 7 October until Tuesday 11 October you can visit the beautiful cities of Regensburg, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Cesky Krumlov and play in a chess tournament during the train ride.

The railway cars are converted into tournament halls which will seat 120 chess players from all over the world. Last year, the tournament saw players from 19 countries, from beginners through experienced club players to international grandmasters. The winner of the Chess Train 2015 was the Swedish GM Lars K... [all]

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Winners of the Best Photo Competition

Winners of the Best Photo Competition

[12.11.2015] - Chess players love post mortem analyses in which they try to convince their opponent they were actually winning all the time; if only they had found the final winning move. Because there were a couple of prizes left in the Chess Train 2015 prize fund, we announced a post mortem competition for the best photo from the Chess Train.

To this day, we have received 41 photos and the two judges Pavel and Anička have chosen 7 winning ones. Although we agreed immediately on the absolute winner – Luboš Kejzlar and his photo Farewell – we debated long and hard about the other ones, consulted wit... [all]

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The Swedes are besieging Prague again

The Swedes are besieging Prague again

[15.10.2015] - A group of Swedish chess players dominated the Chess Train 2015. The cold weather that accompanied this year’s chess playing on the railways of Central Europe apparently suited the Scandinavians more than other participants. The winner of the tournament was the Swedish GM Lars Karlsson, the Swedish chess player Kare Gillstring achieved the best performance over his rating, and the Swedish team along with one American also won the team competition. The Philippine GM Julio Sadorra came second in the individual competition; the German GM Raj Tischbierek came third. The best Czech chess player w... [all]

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Swedish grandmaster is fleeing

Swedish grandmaster is fleeing

[12.10.2015] - Experienced Swedish grandmaster Lars Karlsson is on the 1st place with 7,5 points out of the 8 games. After 4 days he has the margin of the full point out of the next two players - GM Julio Sadorra and GM Raj Tischbierek. The best from the Czech chess players is Jaroslav Satranský (6 points), who in the 8th round defeated Jan Klaus (5 points). The 1st among the women is WIM Martina Kořenová (5 points).
In the team competition the Sweden@USA is leading. One point behind is the Team 50 Moves (the winner of the last year) and on the 3rd place is the Club GROP.

The Chess Train ... [all]

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