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Games and photogalery

Chess Train 2016

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

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

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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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Banknotes and coins with chess theme

Participate in the world´s unique collection

Participate in the world´s unique collection

[27.07.2017] - The collection of banknotes and coins with chess theme, which is being built by Brno based businessman and chess patron, Vlastimil Chládek, and which will be exhibited for the first time in the Czech National Bank during the course of the Chess Bank Festival, so far consists of one banknote and several tens of coins. If you are aware of a coin or a note, which is not listed below, please let us know by email ( and you will receive a reward. We are interested only in actual money, not in memorial medals or other souvenirs.

The collector is still looking for th... [all]

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The world champion wins in Prague

The world champion wins in Prague

[20.06.2017] - The world rapid chess champion, Vassily Ivanchuk, won the twelve-game match in rapid chess against the best Czech chess player, David Navara. The Ukrainian grandmaster won 7,5:4,5 proving to be more experienced in practical skills. Even though the Czech representative managed more often to get a favourable position, Ivanchuk was better in managing the time and using his strengths; hence he was able to get through worse positions and score from better positions. Navara won one game, lost four and seven games were even.

Bellow, you can see four pictures taken at this year festival, wh... [all]

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World Champion is in Prague

World Champion is in Prague

[14.06.2017] - The World Champion in rapid chess Vassily Ivanchuk has arrived to Prague today. He will play the match of 12 rapid chess games against the best Czech chessplayer David Navara.

They will play in Michna Palace in Prague. The first game will start on June 15th at 16:00 and there will be online transmission of it. Every day they will play 4 games.

The festival ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2017 is the 15th every-year match of David Navara against an opponent from the top world grandmasters, he has already played against f.e. grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, and gran... [all]

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Chess Train 2017

Everything ready, check the web and sign up, before it´s too late

Everything ready, check the web and sign up, before it´s too late

[16.02.2017] - If you want to secure place in train, which will be going on the route Prague – Olomouc – Trencn – Bratislava – Lednice – Prague from 13 till 17 October, do not hesitate and register as soon as possible! You will play nine-round rapid chess tournament on train, in the mornings and evenings you will be able to visit several beautiful towns and in addition you can expect a few surprises and news.

This week Prague Chess Society opened webpage of Chess Train 2017, where you can find all needed information. This includes for instance hotels in three categories (standard, superior and lux... [all]

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Navara and Movsesyan to break the world record

Navara and Movsesyan to break the world record

[02.12.2016] - On the first December Sunday, an extraordinary chess event will take place in the shopping centre Lužiny. The best Czech chess player David Navara will fight against a member of the World Chess Championship and Olympics Team Sergey Movsesyan. The match will be held on 12 chess boards simultaneously.
A similar match took place in 1982 in Tbilisi, Georgia, between the former World Champion Michail Tal and the legendary David Bronstein, using 8 chess boards. Therefore, the GMs David Navara and Sergey Movsesyan are about to create a new world record.
The match will start on Sunday 4 Dece... [all]

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Best Photos

Best Photos

[01.12.2016] - It is always a joy to remember pleasant trips. This year’s Chess Train returned from its journey across Central Europe six weeks ago and we are already preparing for Chess Train 2017. But let’s take a moment now to appreciate the photos from this year’s journey.

The photos of Chess Train 2016 participants were all amazing and they brought back memories of a perfect tournament on the railway, making it really hard to choose the best ones. After long debates and a bottle of good wine, we have decided to award the following photos:

The first place goes to Krzysztof Olechnicki fo... [all]

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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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