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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Čez Chess Trophy: Svidler Wins Against Navara 2.5-0.5

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Hi everyone,
David Navara and Peter Svidler in Prague
Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler has won the traditional Čez Chess Trophy against Czech GM David Navara in Prague. Svidler won the second game in a row to win the trophy though one game is still to be played. Svidler declined a draw offer to continue his attack. The score stands Peter Svidler-David Navara 2.5-0.5.

The traditional Čez Chess Trophy offers top-rated Czech GM David Navara an opportunity to play a strong grandmaster from around the world once a year. He has already played Vassily Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik and Judit Polgar. Rapid chess games have been played in the previous years.

However, in 2012, Navara and Svidler play a match of four classical games with the FIDE time control 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for finishing the game. There is a 30 second increment for ever move as well. The sponsor is Čez Group, a conglomerate of companies involved in the electricity generation, distribution, and trade.

Venue is the Malostranská beseda in central Prague, close to the famous Charles Bridge. The match is part of a bigger festival which includes lectures given by Slovakian GM Ján Markoš, Israeli IM Yochanan Afek and Einar S. Einarsson. There's also a philatelist exposition, and on Friday both Navara and Svidler gave simuls. You can replay the third game with Chess King

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