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Chess Train 2019

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Chess festival 2019

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Chess Train 2018

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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.

V Autodoc
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Chess Festival 2019

The Grandmasters with Asian names leading

The Grandmasters with Asian names leading

[19.06.2019] - Sunday's simultaneous game in the fantastic premises of the Municipal House opened the festival with a nice athmosphere. Art Nouveau splendor is breathtaking not only in the Mayor's Hall, which is the work of Alfons Mucha and the gateway to this year's top event of the Prague Chess Society. On Monday, the first games of grandmaster duels began.
The best Czech chess player David Navara loses 2: 1 in the match with the world's third best player Ding Liren after the first day. The best Czech junior chess player Thai Dai Van Nguyen leads over the world chess legend Jan Timman with the same sc... [all]

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Qualification tournament of children and youths

Preparation for Navara

Preparation for Navara

[18.06.2019] - 64 children registered for a qualification tournament for a simul with the Czech best chess player David Navara. The chess number 64 was a confirmation that the goddess Caissa wished the best to the Prague Chess Society, which held this tournament for children in the luxurious premises of EA Embassy hotel situated in the centre of Prague.

Three times five places for the simul with the grandmaster Navara were contested for in three categories: up to 10, up to 14 and up to 18 years old. It was surprising that the first seven positions were taken by children from up to 14 category, wh... [all]

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Chess GeoCaching

Pilgrimiges of wooden kings

Pilgrimiges of wooden kings

[17.06.2019] - We have been mapping journeys of the blue chess kings that were sent on the road by the Prague Chess Society as travel-bugs in a geocaching game. All four kings have already travelled thousands of kilometres and two of them already arrived to their destinations. One on time, the other late, and other two are still on the way…

The first wooden king had been heading to Tonsberg, the hometown of the world champion Magnus Carlsen, and he managed to get there just on time for the opening of the Norwegian super tournament Altibox 2019, where Carlsen participates too. The chess tournament ... [all]

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Chess Festival in Municipal House

No.3 and Chess Legend in Prague

No.3 and Chess Legend in Prague

[15.05.2019] - The world´s most significant building in Art Nouveau style, the Prague Municipal House, will host between 16 and 19 June a chess festival. As always, the best Czech chess player will compete with one of the world top players and newly also the best Czech junior player will compete with a legendary world player.

This year, David Navara will compete with the world´s third best player, Ding Liren, who last year- from the point of view of the rating performance- was the strongest world player and who played against the best players from all over the world unbelievable series of 100 ... [all]

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Chess train 2019

Medieval pearls

Medieval pearls

[22.02.2019] - Chess train, a unique project of Prague Chess Society and Czech Railways, will take place again this year! The Chess Train 2019 will run from October 11 to 15 on the route Prague - Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) - Český Krumlov - Brno - Trencin - Prague. On the train, a 11round tournament in rapid chess will be played.

As it is clear from the itinerary, this year the real medieval pearls are waiting for the participants of the event - beautiful cities of the Czech Republic and Slovakia with picturesque historical centers.

If you want to attend this extraordinary event and meet chess... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

King is a king, still, West is the best

King is a king, still, West is the best

[17.10.2018] - 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 ... [all]

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Chess Train 2018

Train full of magiciens

Train full of magiciens

[13.10.2018] - A bit like Harry Potter's classmates could have felt, the participants of the eighth Chess Train establishes magic in its journey. And not only because Prague is magical, as Ripellino wrote, but also due to the departure of the train from the 4? platform.

One hundred and three chess players from 21 countries around the world met on Friday morning in the Government Lounge at Main Station in Prague. At 9:59, they expected their special express train to be on the fifth platform where Hagrid's suitcases had already been gathered. One past ten, however, they left the fifth platform and non... [all]

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