logo Pražská šachová společnostA civic association, Prague Chess Society, was founded in 2004 aiming to aid developing chess life and chess culture in the Czech Republic. It organized a tournament, with the participation of the strongest players in the history of our country, as well as number of Grandmaster matches for the best Czech chessplayer David Navara. It brought into the Czech Republic former world champions Anatolij Karpov and Boris Spassky and also the legendary Grandmasters Andrei Lilienthal, Lajos Portisch, Jan Timman, Vlastimil Hort and Lubomir Kavalek and also current world top chess players Alexej Shirov, Boris Gelfand, Vladimir Akopian, Ruslan Ponomariov and Nigel Short.

We published several chess books (two volumes of Fire on Board by Alexeje Shirov and Ten Extraordinary Games by Boris Gelfand). Since 2007 we have been publishing Chess Weekly, which is distributed into e-mail boxes free of charge. In addition we organized managerial chess meetings and simuls for Czech managers and other VIP guests.

We support sightless chessplayers, not only financially, but we had organized simul of Grandmaster Navara for visually handicapped chessplayers. We also try to develop computer program for them for easier reading of chess diagrams.

Contact person:
Mgr. Pavel Matocha, the chairman of the Prague Chess Society
tel: +420 603 861 533

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