Dear Chess Friends,

the final decision about organizing of the International Chess Holiday this year 2020 will be announced by organizers in the middle of June 2020 due to the fact that the limitation of free movement of citizens and other impacts of coronavirus infection are these days rather unpredictable.
Holding the regular International Chess Holiday in Prague depends on the situation in Europe in coming weeks and months and indeed also on its reflection to willingness of participants to register and come to Prague.
Until then we will accept the entry form for the International Chess Holiday without the duty of the compulsory prepayment.
We wish to all of us better and safer days and looking forward to meeting all of you.

Jindra Kollerová


Founder of the International Chess Holiday:
Jaroslav Pelikán /1927-1997/ was one of the tireless chess organizers in the Czech Republic who devoted his time and most of his energy mainly to young people. He was living in a town in Central Bohemia, in Cesky Brod and he was working there. He was a teacher of foreign languages and later he became a headmaster of a grammar school. He participated in the organization of Grand Prizes which were very popular in the 60s and 70s. Under the leadership of Mr. Pelikan the chess team of Cesky Brod won the prize of Zajecice several times since 1964. It was the prize of Czech chess championship. Under his leadership a small town with population of 5,000 people had the team which took part in very important tournaments of chess league. But the best achievement of the last period of his life was the organization of International Chess Holiday where closed tournaments took place. We can say that it is a real world rarity.



International Chess Holiday

25.07. - 01.08.2020      01.08. - 08.08.2020
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