Czech Open 2017 Print
Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:22

Czech Open 2017


28th year of international chess, bridge and games festival

13.7. – 30.7. 2017, Pardubice, Tipsport arena 

Festival news

PARDUBICE – The 28th International Chess and Games Festival Czech Open started on July 13th. As usual take place in hockey Tipsport arena in Pardubice.

The very first tournament of Czech Open was really successful. In Cesky Lev Kolesovice Open took place 131 four-member teams. “We are very happy to have 131 teams in this tournament and this is our new record. There are traditionally very strong players and teams,” said the director of festival Jan Mazuch. This tournament is also played as Championship of Czech Republic. After seven rounds gold medals went to Czech team Zikuda Turnov (fourth in row). On the second place of final ranking was team Imenitni from Slovenia, third ended team With no mercy from Ukraine. On starting list was 6 GMs and the best player of the event was Czech player GM Petr Neuman, who scored 6,5/7.

The first weekend of the event was traditionally dedicated to games. There are tournaments in various disciplines, such as Scrabble, Gomoku, Mancala, Go, Backgammon and many others. After the weekend, the other chess tournaments were proceeding – bughouse, blitz chess, superblitz and blitz marathon. One of the most popular event was the Fischerrandom chess tournament with GM David Navara or GM Mikhail Krylov. Winner of this tournament is Russian Mikhail Krylov. Another star-studded tournament will be the two-day rapid-chess tournament, which started on wednesday. There are 28 grandmasters in the start list, top seeded will be GM Sergei Movsesian and GM Maksim Chigaev.

Czech Open Festival draws to a phase, when the competitors taking part in the main tournament meet in the Tipsport arena. This tournament will begin on 21th July and continue up to the 29th July.

The results of all tournaments and games are available at

Jakub Burian
Czech Open 2017
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