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Vlastimil Chládek
ředitel Dopravních staveb Brno
U Pásků

Michal Špaček
Amatérský šachista, profesionální ekonom
Z Trenčína do Prahy

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

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

Chess Train 2019

prize fund | prize fund | regulations |

Chess festival 2019

games | results |

Chess Train 2018

prize fund | results | prize fund | regulations |

HARIKRISHNA PENTALA vs. NAVARA - ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018

games | live | results |

Bank Chess Festival

regulations |
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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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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023

Blacks firing on all cylinders

Blacks firing on all cylinders

[16.06.2023] - The winner of the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023 is Alexey Shirov, who won the 8-game rapid chess match against Thai Dai Van Nguyen 5:3. This is the third victory out of three Prague matches for the Wizard of Riga. The ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023 festival was also distinguished by a rich accompanying program - an exhibition, a lecture, a new book launch, and a simul.
The duel between the Czech number two and the former long-term member of the world top ten was very even, but in the end, the greater experience of Grandmaster Shirov prevailed. After five games the score was still tied. Then Alexey won the... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023

Chess beauty in the Municipal House

Chess beauty in the Municipal House

[25.05.2023] - From 9th to 11th June, the next edition of the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY chess festival will take place in the beautiful Art Nouveau halls of the Municipal House. Its main guest will be Grandmaster Alexey Shirov, who will play an eight-game rapid chess match with the Czech number two, Grandmaster Thai Dai Van Nguyen. The duel will be commentated by the Czech number one David Navara.

In addition to the grandmaster's match, you can look forward to the launch of the book of the best games of Grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek with his comments (Kavalek's Avalanche) or an exhibition of reproductions of... [all]

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New chess books

Kaválek's Avalanche and Played Life

Kaválek

[25.05.2023] - Lubomír Kaválek, one of the best Czech chess players in history, would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, the Prague Chess Society is publishing a book of his best games with his own commentaries, Kaválek's Avalanche, and the Argo publishing house is publishing a book of his memoirs, The Played Life. Both books in Czech language can be ordered by email (prazska.sachova@gmail.com), details below in this article.

Lubomír Kaválek was one of the greatest Czech chess players of all time - and his memoirs, entitled The Played Life (Rozehraný život), offer a... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023

Wizard from Riga comes to Prague

Wizard from Riga comes to Prague

[25.05.2023] - Grandmaster Alexey Shirov will be the main guest of the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2023 chess festival from 9 to 11 June in the Grégr Hall of the Municipal House in Prague. He will play an eight-game rapid chess match with the Czech number two, Grandmaster Thai Dai Van Nguyen, as well as a simul against 25 opponents. If you also want to try to play in the simul against Grandmaster Shirov (on Sunday 11 June at 2 pm), you can sign up by email (prazska.sachova@gmail.com), the price is 1990 CZK.

David Navara, the best Czech chess player, will be commentating on the duel of the grandmasters in the... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2022

Lucky Eleven

Lucky Eleven

[14.07.2022] - The Czech representative David Navara defeated the Indian Grandmaster S.L. Narayanan 7: 6 thanks to a win in the final Armageddon, and thus won the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2022. Before that, the last time was eleven years ago, when the eleven-time national champion David Navara won the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY festival. At that time in 2011, world champion Visvanathan Anand also visited Prague and the best Czech chess player defeated the Armenian Grandmaster Sergei Movsesyan 3.5-2.5. This year, Grandmaster Anand was invited to Prague again (he could not come due to a time collision with the Norway Chess t... [all]

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ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2022

Indian-themed festival in Prague

Indian-themed festival in Prague

[11.05.2022] - 

A traditional Prague chess festival ČEZ CHESS TROPHY is coming back, and this year it is going to be all about India. Young Indian grandmasters are dominating tournaments all over the world - right now, India has seven players in the top 100, and another eleven are close to joining the ranks! On top of that, India has seven grandmasters between the ages of 15 and 18.
This year´s opponent of the best Czech player David Navara is going to be S.L. Narayanan from Kerala. They will compete in a match consisting of 10 games of rapid chess, and the festival will take place between May 31 and... [all]

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Charity simul GM Navara

Chess players against covid and tornado

Chess players against covid and tornado

[08.07.2021] - 

Amongst the many people who participated in this charitable simul of the best Czech chess player David Navara were prime minister Andrej Babiš, a member of the Parliament Patrik Nacher, or former minister of health Roman Prymula. Alongside another seventeen chess players and many others, they financially contributed to Kerala vaccination fund (Kerala is a state in south-west India) and to a south Moravia winery Brázdová that was heavily damaged by a tornado.
Twenty chess players took the opportunity to play against grandmaster Navara in beautiful Grégr hall of Municipal House (Obecní ... [all]

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