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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snowdrops beat Oldhands in Czech Coal Chess 18-14

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Vlastimil Hort and Wolfgang Ulhmann

Hi Everybody,

Hope you've been enjoying the traditional Czech Coal Chess Match in Marianske Lazne this year between 'Snowdrops' (Humpy Koneru, Viktorija Cmilyte, Arianne Caoili and Tereza Olsarova) defeated the 'Old Hands' (Vlastimil Hort, Lajos Portisch, Wolfgang Uhlmann and Dragoljub Velimirovic) with a score of 18-14.

The traditional Czech Coal Chess Match is a double-round Scheveningen match between chess legends (”Old Hands”) and young female talents (”Snowdrops”). It was held from November 20-27 at the Villa Butterfly Hotel in Marianske Lazne (the former Marienbad), Czech Republic.

The rate of play was 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes and 30 seconds increment to finish the game. The tournament was organized by the Prague Chess Society.

The Snow Drops beat the Old Hands 18-14. As expected, Humpy Koneru scored the maximum of 6 out of 8. She only lost 1.5-0.5 to Vlastimil Hort who scored the maximum among the Old Hands with 5 out of 8.

Find some great photos and reports at the official website here and

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