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Games and photogalery

ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

photogalery | results | games | live |

Chess Train 2014

photogalery | regulations | results | prize fund | regulations |


photogalery | games | live | results |

Snowdrops and Oldhands - Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013

photogalery | games | live | results |

Czech - Slovak Chess Match of Managers

photogalery | 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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Eight beautiful copies bound in genuine leather

Eight beautiful copies bound in genuine leather

[29.07.2015] - Eight numbered copies, printed on the luxury Rivers Basane paper and bound in genuine leather by the grandmaster of bookbinding craft and art Karel Havlík, are ready. The last thing missing is grandmaster Navara’s signature (after he deals with his opponents in the Swiss town of Biel), and then the beautifully designed book can be passed to the possession of eight connoisseurs and collectors.

The book “Můj šachový svět” (My Chess World), written by the best Czech chess player, has so far been available in a standard edition for CZK 390 and a limited edition of one hundred copies fo... [all]

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Limited edition now on sale

Limited edition now on sale

[08.07.2015] - The book of the best Czech chess player David Navara was published this week in a limited edition. One hundred numbered copies are bound in faux leather, supplemented by a cardboard book jacket and a textile bookmark.

Enlarge your chess books collection with this beautifully designed book of the best Czech chess player. A copy of “Muj sachovy svet” (My Chess World) in limited edition can be purchased for CZK 999 (plus postage) directly from the publisher (

The book, prepared with great care, will give you an insight into the world of grandmasters – ... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

Wesley So wins 3:1

Wesley So wins 3:1

[17.06.2015] - Before the fourth game I had a talk about how to change middlegames into advantageous endgames. I tried to explain to my audience how important endgames are. It is hard to use advantageous endgames without properly understanding endgames. We looked at two (beautiful) examples of two chess geniuses, J. R. Capablanca and his admirer and successor J. R. Fischer. By the way, both chess giants really liked endgames and they often used the opportunity to change the middlegame into a better endgame.

Quite surprisingly, the fourth game of the match partly copied the third one. David surprised... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

Mark Dvoretsky’s Maltese cross

Mark Dvoretsky’s Maltese cross

[17.06.2015] - Mark Dvoretsky is another famous visitor who you might encounter at Michna Palace these days. The trainer of many world chess players and author of globally highly regarded books about chess began his talk on positions with heavy pieces on the fourth day of the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2015 festival. “The positions, where every side has a queen, a rook and a couple of pawns, are among the most interesting ones and I myself like them very much,” told me Mark when we were preparing the room for his talk. According to him, their difficulty lies in their ambiguity. They show attributes of middlegame and ... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

No tie (yet)

No tie (yet)

[16.06.2015] - The Czech fans pinned their hopes on the third game of the match between grandmasters David Navara and David So. After the defeat in the second game on Sunday, the Czech player had the advantage of white pieces, which many saw as an opportunity for a counter-attack.

But David is not very successful in the Prague duel. It might be the fatigue showing, because just before the Prague festival, David Navara attended two very difficult competitions (the Czech Chess Championship and The French League).

Not even in the third game did the Czech No 1 managed to benefit from the advant... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

Wesley So on the road to triumph

Wesley So on the road to triumph

[15.06.2015] - The ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2015 festival continued on the third day, providing the chess enthusiasts with the same big portion of their beloved activity as in the previous days. The main Sunday event was preceded by an exhibition of historical Czech chess pieces from Petr Král’s collection.

“My aim is to make the public acquainted with a part of the chess history. The chess pieces known as ‘české klubovky’ have accompanied us since the end of the 19th century,” says the owner of the displayed pieces and adds that he has proofs of more than a hundred different kinds of them. Featuring for ... [all]

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ČEZ Chess Trophy 2015

Long evening with a happy ending

Long evening with a happy ending

[14.06.2015] - The second day of the CEZ CHESS TROPHY 2015 started with the book launch of the grandmaster David Navara’s book „Můj šachový svět“ (My Chess World). The best Czech chess player presented his book to the visitors, who completely filled up the room, and also explained how his first work came to life. The book stirred up everyone’s interest, which was apparent also from the long line of chess enthusiasts waiting for the author’s signature.

One hour later, the festival director Pavel Matocha commenced the opening game of the match. Playing with black pieces, the grandmaster So began with ... [all]

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