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CZECH COAL CHESS MATCH - Snowdrops and Old-hands

CZECH COAL CHESS MATCH - Snowdrops and Old-hands

(December 2009, hotel Cristal Palace, Mariensbad)
Young women grandmsters (Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Katerina Lahno and Jana Jackova) defeated in the two-round schveningen match the Snowdrops versus Old-hands - Czech Coal Chess Match 2009 the team of chess legends (Viktor Kortchnoi, Jan Timman, Robert Hübner and Vlastimil Hort) by the closest possible difference 16,5 – 15,5.
The match was taking place from 28 November till 5 December 2009 in Cristal Palace hotel in Mariensbad . The speed of a game was 90 minutes for 40 moves with additional 30 minutes till the end of the game and 30 seconds was added for each completed move. The tournament was held by a civic association Prague Chess Society.

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