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Chess Train 2013

The bridges of Prague

The bridges of Prague

Prague Chess Society and České Dráhy prepare another year of the chess tournament associated with a trip around five beautiful Central European cities. Chess Train 2013 has chosen the trail Prague – Regensburg (Germany) – Innsbruck (Austria) – Salzburg (Austria) – Český Krumlov (Czech Republic) – Prague in days of 11th to 15th of October 2013.

From Friday to Tuesday again, you will have the possibility to play 5 days rapid chess tournament in a specially launched train and to see several nice towns – ancient Regensburg, Innsbruck sunk in the Alps, thereafter Mozart´s Salzburg and also two most beautiful Czech towns – Český Krumlov and Prague.

Tournament regulations

– 13-rounds rapid chess open tournament by Swiss System
– rate of play: 2x 20 min with increment of 10 s per move
– number of participants limited by the capacity of the train (the organizer decides about the acceptance based on the order of received applications)
– all games are played in the train

– entry fee 1.490 CZK (60 EUR)
– train ticket 2.990 CZK (120 EUR)
Prize money: 50.000 CZK (2.000 EUR) and other material prizes and services in the value of at least 50.000 CZK (2.000 EUR).

October 11-th from Prague (departure at 10 a.m. from the Main Station) to Regensburg (1st – 3rd rounds)
October 12-th – from Regensburg to Innsbruck (4th – 5th rounds)
October 13-th – from Innsbruck to Salzburg (6th round)
October 14-th – from Salzburg to Český Krumlov (7th – 10th rounds)
October 15-th – from Český Krumlov to Prague (11th – 13th rounds)

The exact departure times (every day at about 10 a.m.) and the train stations will be specified. The schedule of individual rounds on particular days as well as the location of train stations may be changed according to the actual situation on the railway.

Organized by the Prague Chess Society in cooperation with Czech Railways
Director of the tournament: Mgr. Pavel Matocha

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