CEZ Chess Trophy 2024: A Grand Event in Prague

22.06.2024 04:20 | News

This June, Prague is set to host a spectacular chess event featuring some of the world's finest players.


The CEZ Chess Trophy 2024 will bring together top chess talent from Israel and the Czech Republic in a thrilling showdown at the stunning Municipal House (Obecní dům) on Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1).

Boris Gelfand, Israel's Chess Maestro, to Compete in Prague

Boris Gelfand, Israel's long-standing chess champion and a World Championship contender, will grace the CEZ Chess Trophy 2024. He will be joined by Israel's third-ranked player, Maxim Rodshtein, to compete against the Czech Republic's best, including grandmasters David Navara and Thai Dai Van Nguyen.

Event Schedule and Highlights

  • Friday, June 28th, 15:00 - 18:00:Grandmaster Gelfand will engage in a simultaneous exhibition, playing multiple games at once, showcasing his exceptional skill and strategic prowess.
  • Saturday, June 29th, 15:00 - 19:00:The main event kicks off with the Czech Republic facing Israel in rapid chess, promising intense and fast-paced matches.
  • Sunday, June 30th, 15:00 - 19:00:The competition concludes with a unique format – Bronstein Chess, honoring the legendary David Bronstein, born 100 years ago this year.

Join Us for a Festival of Chess and Art

Alongside the high-stakes matches, attendees can enjoy an exhibition of chess-themed artwork by the artistic duo Fosil. This celebration of chess culture provides a feast for both the mind and the eyes in the elegant surroundings of the Municipal House, a jewel of Art Nouveau architecture.

Ticket Information

Tickets for a full day of chess excitement are available for just 100 CZK, with discounted tickets for children, students, and seniors at 60 CZK. Reserve your tickets via email at prazska.sachova@gmail.com.

A Milestone Year for Chess

This year marks two significant anniversaries: 20 years since the founding of the Prague Chess Society and the centenary of chess genius David Bronstein's birth. Pavel Matocha, the founder of the Prague Chess Society and director of the festival, reflects on this tradition: "I'm delighted that once again, we can present a match featuring the best Czech players against world-class opponents in the magnificent halls of the Municipal House."

A Legacy of Excellence

The CEZ Chess Trophy has a storied history. The first Prague match for David Navara, organized by Pavel Matocha in 2003, saw the young Czech grandmaster defeat the legendary Viktor Korchnoi. The inaugural CEZ Chess Trophy festival in 2005 featured a memorable match where Navara drew with former World Champion Anatoly Karpov.

For more information, follow the CEZ Chess Trophy on Facebook: CEZ Chess Trophy Facebook Page

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness chess history in the making. Join us at the CEZ Chess Trophy 2024 for a weekend of unparalleled chess excitement and cultural enrichment.

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