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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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Harikrishna scored first

Harikrishna scored first

[14.06.2018] - Mayor of Prague 1 Oldřich Lomecký made the ceremonial first move, and then Grandmasters David Navara and Pentala Harikrishna started the ruthless fight. In the first round, the Czech representative played with white pieces, but it was the Indian one, who gained a better position. Harikrishna had an extra pawn, but he didn´t succeed to win, and Navara was glad for the draw in the first game.

The second game looked like balanced and perhaps it objectively was, but the white pieces were in much more comfortable situation, as the Grandmasters Viktor Láznička, Robert Cvek and Martin Petr... [all]

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Navara escaped everyone on the roof of Lucerne

Navara escaped everyone on the roof of Lucerne

[13.06.2018] - The ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018 was launched on June 12th by the unique blitz tournament on the roof of Lucerna Palace in Prague. Among the ninety participants was a number of strong Grandmasters, but the Golden Wenceslas Ducat for the winner was just one ...

In the beginning, the tournament was dominated by Master Tadeas Krieb, who started with a series of five wins and David Navara was among his victims. Then, the second best Czech chess player Viktor Láznička and one of the favorites of the tournament, got to the head of the pellet. However, at the end, the best Czech player was final... [all]

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Chinese-Indian under time pressure castling

Chinese-Indian under time pressure castling

[04.06.2018] - The grandmaster Ding Liren broke his hip while cycling and he had to withdraw from an ongoing tournament in Norway and unfortunately, he won´t be able to come to Prague. During the ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2018 festival he will be replaced by the Indian second-best player, a grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna.

“We are pleased that we were able to find such a strong and attractive opponent for our Czech number one, despite such a short time notice.”, said the director of the festival, Pavel Matocha.

The grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna (32) was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh region, So... [all]

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Play a simul with world´s number 5

Play a simul with world´s number 5

[08.05.2018] - Try to play against a top world player is a dream of every chess player. You have a chance to play a simul with the world fifth ranking player and the last Olympic Games winner, Ding Liren. The Chinese grandmaster has not lost 68 games in a row! Will you be able to break this incredible chain?

Ding Liren simul will take place on Sunday 17 June since 3 o´clock in Michna Palace, Prague. The Chinese number one player will play simul against 30 players and you can be one of them. The starting fee in CZK 2,990.

You can register for the simul by sending your details to prazska.... [all]

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Tournament on the Roof

Come to ´blitz´ with Navara and Ding Liren to win a golden ducat

Come to ´blitz´ with Navara and Ding Liren to win a golden ducat

[08.05.2018] - One of the best views of Prague is from Palace Lucerna´s roof. On Tuesday, 12 June from 3 o´clock p.m. you can enjoy the view, but mainly to play blitz tournament, on which - apart from David Navara and Ding Liren - Pentala Harikrishna, Sergey Movsesyan, Robert Cvek, Vlastimil Hort and Jan Smejkal are invited.

The blitz tournament will be the first event of this year ČEZ CHESS TROPHY festival and at the same time the first tournament from the series of tournaments, which will be taking place on roofs and towers, a new project of the Prague Chess Society.

The tournament wil... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!

Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!

[26.01.2018] - chess Train 2018 - Poland and Czechia are waiting for you!
This year, the world unique Chess train will be on its way for the eight time already. This time around, the participants can look forward travelling from the Czech capital Prague to capital of Poland Warsaw, via old towns of Krakow and Hradec Králové as well as via distinct city od Ostrava.

Every chessplayer, grandmaster, local champion as well as hobby player, who has not played a tournament so far, is welcome to sign to participate and play an international rapid chess tournament on board of the Chess Train 2018. Detai... [all]

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Bank Chess Festival

Chess Mats in Luxurious Palaces

Chess Mats in Luxurious Palaces

[08.12.2017] - ČSOB representative won all three tournaments including Bank Chess Festival´s competition of teams. Blitz tournament was won by Jan Havlík, Fischer chess by Petr Zvára and rapid chess by Jiří Jirka. “You are not a bank, but a chess team!” the ČSOB player heard frequently during the Bank Chess Festival.

The Festival, which was opened by Czech National Bank (CNB) governor Jiří Rusnok and vice-governor Mojmír Hampl, was taking place in the beautiful halls of the Commodity Exchange and Schebek Palace. “We had not played a chess tournament in such grand halls before, “ agreed not only C... [all]

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