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Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
Vlakem do Polska a zpět - Krakov

Luděk Sedlák
skladatel studií a vydavatel Šemíka
Životní partie pod hlavněmi tanků

Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
Přání indiána

David Navara
nejlepší český šachista
Gibraltar 2018 aneb Buď zDRAW!

Vlado Hrtko
Manažer se smyslem pro černý humor
Keď chceš Boha rozosmiať, povedz mu svoje plány

Štěpán Žilka
šachový mezinárodní mistr
Just another day at the office

Otakar Válek
ředitel strojírenské firmy
Olympiáda

Pavel Matocha
předseda Pražské šachové společnosti
Simultánky s Garrim

Ján Markoš
nejlepší slovenský šachista a teolog
Šedá zóna

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

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

Vítězslav Houška
spisovatel a publicista
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Soňa Pertlová
šachová mezinárodní mistryně
PF 2011


Games and photogalery

HARIKRISHNA PENTALA vs. NAVARA - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

games | live | results |

Bank Chess Festival

regulations |

Chess Train 2017

prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

Chess Train 2016

photogalery | prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

Navara vs. Rapport - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2016

photogalery | results | games | live |
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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 Train 2018

Train full of magiciens

[13.10.2018 00:00:00] - A bit like Harry Potter's classmates could have felt, the participants of the eighth Chess Train establishes magic in its journey. And not only because Prague is magical, as Ripellino wrote, but also due to the departure of the train from the 4? platform.

One hundred and three chess players from 21 countries around the world met on Friday morning in the Government Lounge at Main Station in Prague. At 9:59, they expected their special express train to be on the fifth platform where Hagrid's suitcases had already been gathered. One past ten, however, they left the fifth platform and none of the other passengers, such as the Czech football team, standing on the side platform in anticipation of a train to Slovakia, noticed anything because the train actually came to the 4th platform.


The regular Chess Train participant Vojta Trochta is playing against young Slovak talent Monika Motycakova.


The Chess Train has just arrived in Ostrava.

The first day, two rounds of the 11-round fast tournament were played on the way to Ostrava. The favorites confirmed in general their position. One hour before the arrival in the steel heart of the Republic, the city of Ostrava, they all enjoyed the duck with cabbage in the dining cars.

In Ostrava, most chess players and their friends went to Stodolni and October festivals. Other people went to see the industrial park around the former Hlubina train. The two happiest participants came to Heligonka for a new performance by Jaromír Nohavica Bo Mozart.


The youngest participant of the Chess Train, six years old Jan Bara is fighting with Andreas Trinkl.


The chess-player Vlado Hrtko (on the right) became the grandfather in the moment, when the Chess Train 2018 was leaving Prague. The chairman of the Prague Chess Society Pavel Matocha congratulates him.

On Saturday morning everyone, except one chess player, met at the station and went to Poland. The american player reached the chess train in a taxi in Petrovice near Karvina, the machine brake and he rushed to jump.

The second day on the way to Warsaw, three rounds of the tournament took place according to the play schedule, and even main favorites were losing their first halves of the point. After five rounds in the moment of arriving into the Polish capital, there were at the head of the tournament peloton Alexander King with 5 points, in front of Wet Guy with 4,5 points and the group of 13 players with 4 points.

The ongoing results of the tournament are here.

Photo gallery of the Chess Train is here.

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