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Čez Chess Trophy - Svidler Vs Navara

  • SonofPearl
  • on 6/20/12, 7:08 AM.

Cez Chess Trophy 2012 Svidler v Navara.jpgFor the 10th successive year the #1 Czech player David Navara will play a match against a strong Grandmaster as part of the Čez Chess Festival in the city of Prague.

This year Navara faces the six-time Russian champion, and 2011 World Cup winner, Peter Svidler in a four-game match.

Navara's opponents have been of very high quality - in reverse chronological order they were Sergei Movsesian (2011), Judit Polgar (2010), Vassily Ivanchuk (2009), Vladimir Kramnik (2008), Nigel Short (2007), Boris Gelfand (2006), Anatoly Karpov (2005), Alexei Shirov (2004) and Viktor Korchnoi (2003).

The chess festival takes place from 20 - 24 June in Malostranská Beseda in Prague and includes simultaneous displays, chess lectures, and an exhibition of chess-related philately.

The time control will be 90 minutes for 30 moves, with a 30 second increment from the start.  There is a rest day on 22 June when both players will give simultaneous exhibitions. The games begin at 16:00 CET (14:00 UTC) each day and will be broadcast live at the official website. Live games link here.

Peter Svidler (centre) and David Navara (right) draw lots at the opening ceremony

cez_chess_trophy_2012_Drawing lots Svidler v Navara.jpg

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  • 3 years ago

    Jordan_G

    @Blind Demon the link is in the article at the bottom. "...each day and will be broadcast live at the official website. Live games link here."

  • 3 years ago

    Arcturar

    Go Svidler! :D

    I really want the guy to break into the Top 10...

  • 3 years ago

    Blind_Demon

    where can we watch the games live?

  • 3 years ago

    igorotak_123

    nice to see this great match

  • 3 years ago

    nereverine

    SonofPearl

    That was great! thanks  

  • 3 years ago

    Tricklev

    I love these mini matches that actually has a decent time limit, there's to much rapid matches. Definately following this one.

  • 3 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ nereverine - According to WhyChess:

    • 2003 Viktor Korchnoi, Navara won 1.5 - 0.5
    • 2004 Alexei Shirov, Navara lost 1.5 – 0.5
    • 2005 Anatoly Karpov, draw 1 – 1
    • 2006 Boris Gelfand, draw 2 – 2
    • 2007 Nigel Short, Navara lost 7 – 3
    • 2008 Vladimir Kramnik, Navara lost 5.5 – 2.5
    • 2009 Vassily Ivanchuk, Navara lost 5.5 – 2.5
    • 2010 Judit Polgar, Navara lost 6 – 2
    • 2011 Sergei Movsesian, Navara won 3.5 – 2.5
  • 3 years ago

    nereverine

    It would be interesting to know Navarra match resuts against those top players. Where can we find them?

  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    Thanks for ansering my question sonofpearl

  • 3 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ F22Raptor - yes, as far as I know the games are rated.

    @JBades6310 - That's the organiser Pavel Matocha, and he seems to have had that hairstyle for quite a while, so he must like it Wink. There are photos of him in this article from last year.

  • 3 years ago

    JBades6310

    that dude on the left needs a new look...

  • 3 years ago

    dcremisi

    Is it rated?

  • 3 years ago

    JourneyYourMind

    Interesting

  • 3 years ago

    SonofPearl

    1st game underway now! Cool

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