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Czech Tour 2023 – summer festivals

The Czech Tour 2023 – summer festival includes four very strong tournaments in Czech Republic.

The first of them is V Prague International Chess Festival. This tournament will take place from 20 to 30 of June 2023. The 5th year of the Prague International Chess Festival will take place at the beginning of the summer at the Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague. In the Masters tournament, we can look forward to 10 top grandmasters, among them the winner of last year´s Masters tournament Pentala Harikrishna from India, best Czech player David Navara, chess legend Boris Gelfand from Israel and the winner of last year´s Challengers tournament Vincent Keymer from Germany. In addition to the traditional open grandmaster tournament where the winner will advance to Challengers next year, amateur chess players can choose a round robin rating tournament, which is a type of tournament that does not occur frequently. This edition will bring significantly increased number of side tournaments that will be counted for overall Grand Prix where best ranked players will be awarded unique prizes. 

XXXIV Czech Open Pardubice will take place from 13 to 30 of July 2023.In July, the 34th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN will become the main chess event. In 18 days, the halls of the newly reconstructed and air-conditioned IDEON congress centre in Pardubice will host more than 30 tournaments, from which everyone can choose. Among them, the highest-rated tournaments will be the grandmaster tournament A and the rapid tournament G where dozens of titled players will play. Beside traditional main tournaments we include again the 30+ tournament for players over age of 30. In comparison with last edition, significantly increased prize fund in GM open aims for attracting more top level grandmasters.

X Summer Prague Open will take place from 4 to 11 of August 2023.In August, the traditional Summer Prague Open Festival awaits us in the beautiful congress halls of the Olympik Hotel. We expect the participation of more than 350 players from many countries in two distinct rating groups. 

XXIV Olomouc Chess Summer will take place from 11 to 19 of August 2023. In Olomouc Chess Summer you can look forward to round robin tournaments with GM and IM norms, the senior tournament will be  newly divided into 50+ and 65+ groups.

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