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David Navara
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Vlastimil Chládek
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Otakar Válek
ředitel strojírenské firmy

Luděk Sedlák
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Michal Špaček
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Štěpán Žilka
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Pavel Matocha
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Simultánky s Garrim

Ján Markoš
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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

photogalery | results | games | live |

Chess Train 2014

photogalery | regulations | results | prize fund | regulations |


photogalery | games | live | results |
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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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90-year-old Marianne, 11-year-old Nela and all the winners

90-year-old Marianne, 11-year-old Nela and all the winners

[12.10.2016] - The Chess Train is back in Prague after its five-day journey; and with the final glass of wine, the winners were awarded prizes in the Governmental Lounge at the Prague Main Railway Station.

The Chess Train 2016 tournament was dominated by the Turkish GM Suat Atalik, who got 9.5 points out of 10 games, with only the Ukrainian master Roman Chajeckij managing to draw with him in the last round. The second place went to the German translator Sven Römling (8 points) and thanks to the better helping rating, the third place was taken by the Dutch chess player Brent Burg. The team competit... [all]

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Czech Railways drafted the turkish grandmaster

Czech Railways drafted the turkish grandmaster

[10.10.2016] - After four days travelling around the Germany and Austria, the Chess Train arrived at last to a wonderfull small city of Český Krumlov. Only the last stage of the trip and the 10th round is waiting for the participants of the tournament. The tournament was lead with no doubts by the sympathetic turkish grandmaster Suat Atalik, who obtained 9 points from 9 games, and so his victory became already definitively sure.

But we can expect a rough fight for another medal positions. German translator Sven Roemling with his 7,5 points occupies actually the 2 place and Thomas Broek with Uk... [all]

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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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