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Rapid Match Kramnik-Navara Starting on Wednesday

This match is part of the CEZ Chess Trophy 2008

Vladimir Kramnik, former World Chess Champion (2000-2007) and 2nd rated player on FIDE ELO list as of April 2008, will play a match against the top Grandmaster of the Czech Republic, David Navara.

The match of 8 games in rapid chess will be the main event of the festival CEZ Chess Trophy 2008 and will take place in in Prague on 14-18th of May 2008. CEZ Chess Trophy 2008 is organised by The Prague Chess Society. “We are happy that Vladimir Kramnik agreed on the match against David Navara. All games will be broadcasted on the internet so that chess lovers in the whole world will be able to follow this great match,” said Pavel Matocha, chairman to The Prague Chess Society.


Tuesday, 13th May
17:00 Press conference with Kramnik and Navara

Wednesday, 14th May
17:00 1st game of the match
18:15 2nd game of the match

Thursday, 15th May
16:00 GM Lubos Kavalek giving a lecture about Bobby Fischer
17:00 3rd game of the match
18:15 4th game of the match

Friday, 16th May
16:00 Simultaneous exhibition by GM Babula, 2008 champion of Czech Republic
17:00 Simultaneous exhibition by Vladimir Kramnik

Saturday, 17th May
16:00 GM Babula giving a lecture on best games
17:00 5th game of the match
18:15 6th game of the match

Sunday, 18th May
16:00 GM Vlastimil Hort giving a lecture about Karl Opochensky
17:00 7th game of the match
18:15 8th game of the match

Vladimir Kramnik square 3

Vladimir Kramnik

David Navara square

David Navara

More information on Vladimir Kramnik

More information on David Navara

Our partners from Novoborsky Chess Club will provide coverage on their website

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