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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
Slet šachových celebrit na Kampě

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

King is a king, still, West is the best

[17.10.2018 00:00:00] - Australian international master Guy West won the international chess tournament, with 10 points from 11 rounds, played during the five days long Chess train journey across the Czech Republic and Poland. Alexander King, American, and Ukrainian international master Roman Khaetsky finished second and third. Khaetsky, as a matter of fact, won the Chess Train tournament in 2017.

A novelty of this year was a chess problems solving competition. Each competant was provided 45 minutes to solve 12 difficult two-dots. Half of the competants solved no more then two of them. To finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th 6 problems needed to be solved. Nonetheless, Alexander King, the winner, solved all of them. Even Marek Kolčák, the organiser of the contest, was thrilled, pronouncing that King should attend a World Championship in problems solving, because his premises on this field are great.


Vlastimil Hort, a legend of Czech chess game, came to hand the Chess Train tournament prize to the hands of the winner, Australian international master Guy West.

All twelve diagrams used in the contest will be at everybody‘s disposal in the next issue of Šachový týdeník – you set your clock (45 minutes) and solve the two-dots yourself.
Let‘s get back to the rapid tournament and mention some other succesful players. The best Czech representative was a České dráhy‘s employee, Ladislav Winkelhofer, who finished 17th. Olympics attendant Monika Motyčáková finished 8th and she also was found to be the best woman player of the tournament. Alexandra Paulsen (US) was the best junior player, finished 24th. The most impressive “jumper“ was Antoine Broume, French, his rating and game results differ by 1169 ELO points. Here you can see the results of the tournament.


Pavel Matocha, the chairman of Prague Chess Company (Pražská šachová společnost), while launching another round of the tournament.

103 chess players from 22 countries (involving places such as India, Mexico, Canada, Australia) around the globe joined this year‘s Chess Train tournament.
Next year the Chess Train will pull out on Friday, 11th October and finish its way on Tuesday, 15th. Keep you diaries blank! The way of the train will be known in December.


Piotr Pisanski – a Canadian chess player with Polish roots.

2018 Chess Train photographs gallery.

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