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Cez Chess Trophy: Hou Yifan beats Navara in Armageddon
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Monday, June 17, 2013 9:14
Hou Yifan defeated David Navara on Friday in the Cez Chess Trophy match by the smallest possible margin. The 19-year-old Chinese won the all-decisive Armageddon game after all four classical games had ended in draws, and both players had exchanged victories in two blitz games. All photos © Anežka Kružíková The short match between Hou Yifan and...
Navara-Hou Yifan match starts with two draws
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 17:20
In his traditional Cez Chess Trophy match, David Navara this year faces Hou Yifan. The first two games ended in draws. The festival started with a simul by Hou Yifan, there is an exhibition on chess themes in heraldry, a quiz by GM Vlastimil Hort, a lecture by GM Robert Cvek on chess improvement and a lecture on the history of blindfold chess. All...
Svidler beats Navara 3-1 in Prague
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Sunday, June 24, 2012 18:12
Peter Svidler defeated David Navara with a score of 3-1 in the traditional Čez Chess Trophy match in Prague, Czech Republic. The Russian grandmaster decided the match on Saturday with a second win, and then the last game was drawn on Sunday. Two wins and two draws for Peter Svidler against David Navara | Photos by Anežka Kružíková, courtesy of the...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 1 of 2)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 22:06
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
Don't miss the second chess train!
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Thursday, April 05, 2012 10:43
From October 12th till 16th, the second edition of a unique tournament will be held: Chess Train 2012! This year the train will follow the route Prague – Dresden – Wroclaw – Piestany – Vienna - Prague. Don't miss it! You'll probably remember our reports of the first Chess Train tournament, held about half a year ago. In two parts we told the story...
Train chess, part 2 - more photos and a video
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Friday, October 21, 2011 16:45
Here's our second and final report on the train tournament that was held between October 14 and 18 in five different countries. 64 chess players travelled from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague. In the mornings they played a rapid tournament of 15 rounds and in the afternoons and evenings they transformed into...
Train chess - the most unique tournament ever? Part 1
Sunday, October 16, 2011 16:01
Playing chess in a train that goes from Prague to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Krakow and back to Prague - it is arguably the most unique ever, and currently under way. ChessVibes hopped on the train to join this wonderful experience and see five beautiful cities. It's actually strange that this was never done before, isn't it? A real chess...