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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 2013

Gourmands in Salzburg monasteries

[14.08.2013 00:00:00] - Mozart's town lives by music, but man can not live by music alone. Sometimes it is necessary to have a drink and eat something. We went to Salzburg, which will be the third phase city of this year's Chess train, for an inspection trip of monastic restaurants. And you shall not pass off the two of them, which are worthy of sin:-).

The first one is situated in the centre of the old town, right under the castle, in St. Peter's Benedictine monastery. St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant was mentioned for the first time in the text of scholar Alcuin in the year of 803, and that is the reason, it is considered the oldest tavern in Europe. Today it is a place for gourmets with excellent meals, beautiful ambience and attentive staff. The bill for a dinner is not of the lowest, but the evening is really worthy of one hundred and fifty euros.

The second one is considerably less expensive. In Augustinian monastery you will find a huge brasserie, where a delicious fluid is really flowing. In monastic garden were sitting about a thousand of guests and other hundreds were hidden inside in huge halls. You have to grab your beer and meal yourself, and while food is kind of beer fast-food (grilled sausages, meatloaf, grilled chickens, cheese...), augustinian beer is delicious. The monks really have the skill of brewing beer.

St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant is serving for gourmands for more than 1200 years. In rooms above the restaurant was living Michael Haydn in 1760. Not only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in Salzburg.

Although Augustinians can't show off with such a long history of their hospitality as the Benedictines, they can offer their own beer. In monastery brewed and in garden consumed beer – thank God for the gifts!

Beautiful marble hall of Mirabel palace hosted two strong chess tournaments during WWII, both won by the then current World Champion Alexander Alekhin.

Wasn't the final scene of Now You See Mee movie shot on that bridge?

You can find more photos from our inspection trip to Salzburg on Chess train Facebook page.
There are more than two months until the depart of the Chess train 2013, but its capacity is fulfilling very quickly and there are last four free places at the moment. If you're thinking about going, don't hesitate and apply quickly. Or you will miss the Chess train 2013 and we will be savoring in Salzburg without you!

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