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

Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
Tajné historky ze zákulisí Chess ČEZ trophy

Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
Losi v Čechách

Štěpán Žilka
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Tour de Pardubice

David Navara
nejlepší český šachista
Parafráze Archimeda, vědecké graffiti a sicilské turnaje

Vlado Hrtko
Manažer se smyslem pro černý humor
Matrix alebo božie mlyny?

Pavel Matocha
předseda Pražské šachové společnosti
Simultánky s Garrim

Otakar Válek
ředitel strojírenské firmy
Slavík, Jolanta a Kalousek

Ján Markoš
nejlepší slovenský šachista a teolog
Šedá zóna

David Kaňovský
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Mistrovství světa v Agricole aneb od šachovnice k ovečk...

Martin Habina
architekt
Pyramida

Igor Němec
předseda Úřadu na ochranu osobních údajů
Šachy s prezidentským kandidátem

Jan Hofírek
otec a trenér
Napoleon Bonaparte a šachy...

Vítězslav Houška
spisovatel a publicista
Slet šachových celebrit na Kampě

Soňa Pertlová
šachová mezinárodní mistryně
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Games and photogalery

Navara vs. Rapport - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

photogalery | results | games | live |

Chess Train 2015

photogalery | prize fund | results | prize fund | regulations |

ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

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Chess Train 2014

photogalery | regulations | results | prize fund | regulations |

ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2014

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New Books

ČERNOBÍLÁ CESTA (BLACK AND WHITE ROUTE)

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 pavel.matocha@gmail.com. Please give your full name, address and phone number.


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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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

Alekhine's Defence sealed the deal

Alekhine

[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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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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CEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

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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