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PF 2011

Games and photogalery

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 |


photogalery | games | results |


photogalery | games | results |
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New Books

Hort, Houška, Kaválek, Matocha: Karel Opočenský - první český šachový profesionál (KAREL OPOČENSKÝ - THE FIRST CZECH CHESS PROFESSIONAL)

He defeated the world champion Alexander Alekhine and they became friends. Behind the chessboard he met with legends of the end 19th century and also with generation that was famous in seventies of twentieth century. He founded the chess news agency, was an arbiter of world championship matches and the first Czech chess professional. Master Karel Opocensky also loved cigars, good French wine and women. The story of his colourful life is complemented by many previously unpublished photos, including pictures from an album of his daughter Eve and thirty games commented by grandmaster Vlastimil Hort. It has been issued by Prague chess society. Prague 2011.

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Snowdrops has ruled in Podebrady

Snowdrops has ruled in Podebrady

[09.12.2013] - With not a single stumble, the Snowdrops went from star to the end of the tournament. The final score of the 6th year of Snowdrops and Oldhands is 17,5 : 14,5 for ladies. Among the four Snowdrops, Viktorija Cmilyte, Mariya Muzychuk, Alina Kashlinskaya and Anastasiya Ziaziulkina was not a single weak link. After a half-time even the Snowdrop with the least amount of points was better than the most productive of the Oldhands.

This year was not really good one for GM Wolfgang Uhlmann, who had a few of really good positions, some of them were even a simple move from winning, but that one... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Oh, the rook ending!

Oh, the rook ending!

[08.12.2013] - It was an incredible experience for all of the spectators how charmingly and in what tempo seventy-years-old GM Genna Sosonko moved from one chessboard to another. When all of the games ended he was signing score sheets and books and even was able to explain all of the mistakes to his adversaries.

The simultaneous game of Dutch GM of Russian origin Genna Sosonko against eleven adversaries took place on Saturday 7th November 2013 in Poděbrady within the match Snowdrops and Oldhands – Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013. And the final score? Four draws of Peter Budinský, Pavel Englický,... [all]

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Oldhands catching up. Is it going to be enough?

Oldhands catching up.  Is it going to be enough?

[08.12.2013] - It took six rounds, but the Oldhands have finally got it. On Friday Jossif Dorfman won against Marija Muzychuk and noted the first victory of veterans. Muzychuk made mistake in the middle game and for the experienced player Dorfman, it was not hard to win the game. Unfortunately, this victory did not mean any change in the actual state of Oldhands. Because Alina Kashlinskaya won against Borislav Ivkov. But it was not easy for her. Although the material advantage of the Russian beauty, Serbian legend Ivkov resisted and created new interesting counter plays with mate threats. At the end, it was ... [all]

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Snowdrops leading over Oldhands, with five points more...

Snowdrops leading over Oldhands, with five points more...

[07.12.2013] - Oldhands, who played white, should have been in charges of the yesterdays round, which took place after the day off. It was high time to erase the four points lead of Snowdrops. Sadly, GM Uhlmann is not in his best condition. He had a really good position in the game with Alina Kashlinskaya. Apparently he has surprised her with his choice of opening. Just after 10…cxd5 it could be enough to play 11.Ncb5 with an advantage. After that it would be simple 13.Rc1, which would give a really good place for the white, but instead of that, German GM played suicidal 13.d4 after which the position of th... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

From Hungary to the Wall Street

From Hungary to the Wall Street

[07.12.2013] - The full conference hall of the Zamecek (= „small chateau“) Hotel in Podebrady has experienced an amusing lecture of GM Pal Benko on the topic „My encounters with Bobby Fischer.“ Eighty five years old Benko was continuously speaking about his career and Fischer for almost for two hours. He showed four games which he played against the famous Bobby. Pavel Votruba and David Navara successfully performed the complicated task of translating into Czech.

Pal Benko first met Fischer at the Interzonal tournament in Portoroz in 1958. Fischer came there as a fifteen-year-old youngster and al... [all]

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The Uniform Advance of the Snowdrops

The Uniform Advance of the Snowdrops

[04.12.2013] - The Snowdrops' team was leading over the Oldhands by three points, but on Tuesday the legends played with White pieces and they were expected to try and change the adverse course of the match. The fourth round has therefore also provided interesting encounters.

The game Dorfman – Kashlinskaya followed a hot theoretical dispute. Czech grandmaster Smejkal revealed that the French GM had been preparing mostly for the King's Indian Defence. Alina Kashlinskaya instead opted for 1...d5 and there appeared a razor sharp line of Slav gambit, where the theory has been developing dramatically. B... [all]

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Snowdrops and Oldhands 2013

Thrust of the Snowdrops

Thrust of the Snowdrops

[03.12.2013] - The third round has brought us a great thrust of the Snowdrops. Mariya Muzychuk has embarked sharply on Wolfgang Uhlmann. However, the Oldhand booted himself in this tricky situation when he made, with “calm hand”, a castling under the attack of the white. Mariya tried to make a sacrifice and so a really sharp position was set in. In that position, where the last mistake was made by the Oldhand, and so the snowdrop could win. But if there was a right 22…Qxe5!, the Oldhand would be the one to celebrate.

Alina Kashlinskaya also pestered Boris Gulko uncomfortably. The Oldhand started a ... [all]

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