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Bank Chess Festival

Bank Chess Festival

Open chess tournament in the most beautiful palaces of Prague, under the patronage of the Czech National Bank governor Jiří Rusnok, will be played from November 28 until December 3, 2017, in the luxurious halls of the Czech National Bank and in the ancients salons of the CERGE-EI.
The priority right to participate in the Bank Chess Festival belongs to employees (current and former also) of banks, insurence and investments companies and other financial institutions. Other chessplayers will be able to apply in September. There will be blitz, rapid and Fischer-random tournaments and sides events like festive opening party, simuls, exhibitions of Chess motives on notes and coins and Sightseeing trip over the chess tracks in Prague.
Among invited guests are the former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, the legendary Czech chessplayer Vlastimil Hort, the best Czech chessplayer David Navara, the former champion of the USA among juniors and professor at the Yale University John Geanakoplos and former president of grandmaster association GMA a co-founder of the inter-bank payment system SWIFT Bessel Kok.


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