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David Navara
nejlepší český šachista
Záhadná Čína (3) - Hra a dohra

Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
Vzkaz od paní Marie

Vlado Hrtko
Manažer se smyslem pro černý humor
Šach so smrťou

Otakar Válek
ředitel strojírenské firmy
Dopis do nebe

Luděk Sedlák
skladatel studií a vydavatel Šemíka
Kterak velmistři na Kampě šachy pokřtili, v úprku před ...

Pavel Matocha
předseda Pražské šachové společnosti
Bohyně, zbojníci a arcibiskupové

Ján Markoš
nejlepší slovenský šachista a teolog
Šedá zóna

Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
Špačkova velká zkouška aneb jak jsem dělal první stupeň...

Robert Cvek
šachový velmistr
Zlehka

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

Štěpán Žilka
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Druhé Vánoce

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

Vítězslav Houška
spisovatel a publicista
Slet šachových celebrit na Kampě

Soňa Pertlová
šachová mezinárodní mistryně
PF 2011


Games and photogalery

Chess Train 2014

photogalery | regulations | results | prize fund | regulations |

ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2014

photogalery | games | results |

Snowdrops and Oldhands - Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013

photogalery | games | results |

Czech - Slovak Chess Match of Managers

photogalery | results |

Chess Train 2013

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |
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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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Chess on wenceslas square

New chess cafe in Prague

New chess cafe in Prague

[03.12.2014] - It used to be fun... Famous chess cafe U Nováků in Vodičkova street, or a chess cave above sweet-shop of Tatran hotel on Wenceslas square. These chess oasis are long gone and some of the grouches said that they are gone forever. But next week, all of the faithful ones will be pleased. On Thursday, December 11th at 5PM a new chess cafe will be opened in the center of Prague! A new place to get a Lamborghini coffee and sit by a chess table will be opened right on the Wenceslas square in hotel Juliš.

But wait, there will be more... There will be also a chess library with several hund... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

The new king of the train

The new king of the train

[14.10.2014] - You could hardly imagine more dramatic ending. David Kaňovský had definitely the best start of the fifth day. He won the 10th round and so he was one point ahead of the three grandmasters. But...

But don´t count your chicken before they hatch. David Kaňovský surrendered during the last two rounds and he did not even make it to the podium. The final result was that the winner of the Chess Train 2013, Vlastimil Hort, was 3rd, the winner of the Chess Train 2012, Martin Petr, was 2nd and Ian Rogers was 1st.

So the Australian grandmaster won the dramatic tournament full of sur... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

The end is near!

The end is near!

[14.10.2014] - The fighting over the lead in the tournament is close to its end. After the three rounds of the fourth day. Currently leading GM Ian Rogers was joined by IM David Kaňovský who won over GM Vlastimil Hort in a really beautiful game with several sacrifices. These two players with 7,5 points are closely followed by GM Vlastimil Hort and GM Petr Neuman with 7 points.
But still, this is not the final state. There are three rounds remaining and so even other players can change it. Especially those with 6,5 points as GM Martin Petr and Oleg Maksimov.
The fight is no less breathtaking on ... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Partners challenge

Partners challenge

[13.10.2014] - Livia Klaus, ambassador of the Czech Republic, came from Bratislava to Trencin to welcome participants of the Chess Train 2014 and she even arrived by train so she could see how beautiful the Chess Train is.
Only one round was played during the way from Budapest to Trencin and on the first and second board were played really interesting matches. On the first one it was GM Ian Rogers and GM Vlastimil Hort and on the second one it was a match of partners GM Martin Petr and WIM Kristýna Havlíková.
Vlastimil's Hort constant winning was interrupted by Australian GM Ian Rodgers and he be... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Defender on his victorious wawe

Defender on his victorious wawe

[12.10.2014] - Legendary grandmaster Vlastimil Hort is ruling over the tournament as well as last year. After first five round he has five points and is current number one. After him there is GM Ian Rogers with 4,5 points and seven players with 4 points. The only two rounds that took part on the second day of the tournament on the track from Wien to Budapest has brought us games of the biggest favorits. The best of them was GM Vlastimil Hort, who at first won with black pieces over GM Martin Petr and then over GM Petr Neuman with white pieces.

The oldest participant of the tournament, 88-years-old... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Beauty on the first track

Beauty on the first track

[11.10.2014] - Chess pieces and boards in blue-white design, carriages decorated by chess figures and even the chess locomotive have made the Chess Train even better on it´s fourth way through Central Europe.

The new locomotive was unveiled by deputy of CEO of České dráhy a.s. Pavel Krtek, CEO of Výzkumný ústav železniční Antonín Blažek and director of Pražská šachová společnost Pavel Matocha. The locomotive was sprinkled by sect and then finally the train has left to begin it´s journey on the way from Prague Main station to Wien.

On the first day all of the 76 participants has played t... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Launch of a new locomotive

Launch of a new locomotive

[09.10.2014] - Come tomorrow to watch the launch of new locomotive of Czech railways, which will roam the track covered in chess motifs (you can find photos of this locomotive below). The launch will take place on first track on Prague Main station at 9:30 AM and it will be held by deputy of CEO of Czech railways Pavel Krtek, CEO of VUZ Antonín Blažek and chief of Prague Chess Society Pavel Matocha.

Not just that the chess locomotive will be pulling the Chess Train 2014 but then you will have the chance to meet it pulling ordinary trains. For many years it will remain a beautiful and big promotion o... [all]

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