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PF 2011

Games and photogalery


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Snowdrops and Oldhands - Vršanská uhelná chess match 2013

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Czech - Slovak Chess Match of Managers

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Chess Train 2013

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |


photogalery | games | 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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Chess Train 2014

Gutton's guide to Vienna


[27.08.2014] - Not only hundred percent chessters, but also cachers or guttons go by Chess train. And because tasty supper and night cap in nice atmosphere would be appreciated not only by gourmets and gourmands, but by everyone with good manners, we went out of our way this year to choose for you restaurants and bars, where only delicious dishes are served and where waiters serve with courtesy. All of the following spots were tested on our own bodies and we don't want any tip for that, because we admit, it was a job delighting both body and spirit and it has been itself a reward. So where do we recommend yo... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Wide prize fund

Wide prize fund

[15.08.2014] - As it is traditional (in the Chess Train) an also extraordinary (among the other tournaments) this years prize fund will be really rich. Beside the financial reward of 1500 EUR, there will also be lots of other prizes and vouchers for services.

What specifically?

"Well now we have some Russel Hobbs kitchen equipment (coffee machine and toaster), chess carafes made out of glass from Ajeto glassworks, tennis backpacks Babolat, vouchers for weekend stay in 4-stars hotels in Prague and Karlovy Vary for 2 persons, a set of 5 professional locks from Stanley company (Kwikset s... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Legendary grandmaster Vlastimil Hort will be defending his victory

Legendary grandmaster Vlastimil Hort will be defending his victory

[07.08.2014] - Australian grandmaster Ian Rogers, international master David Dejf Kaňovský and other ten chess players from the Czech Republic, Sweeden, Russia and Germany have singed themselves to the Chess Train 2014, during July. And now, at the beginning of August even grandmaster Vlastimil Hort has joined us. The legend of Czech chess will be defending his victory from last year.

In the tournament is now signed 51 chess players and 9 other have their places reserved. If we add 20 places which are reserved for the sponsors and partners of the Chess Train 2014, there is just the last fifth of t... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Locomotive with chess motif will roam the track

Locomotive with chess motif will roam the track

[06.08.2014] - For the first time a locomotive pulling the Chess Train will be decorated by chess symbols and after the tournament it will continue to pull ordinary trains. Electrical locomotive 362, which is being repainted into the chess design, is being called "the fast ace". After the first three years, when the Chess Train was pulled by locomotive in the colours of that time sponsor Era (this bank is no more sponsor of this years Chess Train), will be the design of the Chess Train finally unified. Heavenly blue, corporate colours of the Czech Railways and chess figures will now be not just on the carria... [all]

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Czech Open Pardubice

He lost, because he did not read Chess Weekly

He lost, because he did not read Chess Weekly

[21.07.2014] - Grandmaster David Navara become the champion of the Czech Republic in rapid chess also thanks to his penultimate game with young Indonesian Luthfi Ali Muhammad. The words of Czech grandmaster: "It was his bad luck that he did not read the Šachový týdeník (Chess weekly magazine) because in the double issue of 22-23/2013 I specifically commented on the game Navara - Bernášek and I even disprove the losing move 14...Nxe4? which was the one the young Indonesian choose. It was not too hard for me to find myself a few of my own moves and with the pace of 15 min. + 10 sec/move I had over 14 minutes r... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

To Himalayas as well as to Mars

To Himalayas as well as to Mars

[20.07.2014] - Painter and traveler Miroslav Pošvic has joined the artists that painted the poster for the Chess Train. In previous years you could admire works of Richard Cortés and Jiří Slíva and now you can do the same with the work of painter and sculptor from Újezd pod Troskami.

His interpretation of the motive of Chess Train is awesomely summarized by train dispatcher with chess mask. Miroslav Pošvic profiles himself especially as a master of lithography. He had lots of exhibitions of his work in the Czech Republic as well as abroad and his work was accurately described by Terezie Zemánková: ... [all]

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Chess Train 2014

Cafes in Vienna

Cafes in Vienna

[07.07.2014] - At the turn of 19th and 20th century, Austrian capital was a chess mecca. All of the worlds best chess players of that time took part in 1892 chess tournament in Vienna. It was also in Vienna where all of the talents of Czech-born first world chess master Wilhelm Steinitz were developed and so the world championship match of Emanuel Lasker and Carl Schlechter took place there. According to Austrian chess historian Stefan Löffler, a hundred years ago there was over one hundred cafeterias, where chess were played. It was Stefan Löffler who showed the places of Vienna´s chess history to particip... [all]

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