The idea of organizing a chess festival in Prague was born in 2017. The first edition of Prague International Chess Festival took place from 5th to 16th March 2019 in the four-star hotel Don Giovanni in Prague.
One of the main ideas is to give top Czech players, national team pretenders and aspiring juniors a chance to face the world's absolute top players on home soil.
We also hope our festival and its format will encourage players' fighting spirit, incite their will to win, strengthen self-confidence and motivate further personal chess growth in a healthy way.
The long-term goal of the project is to establish a tradition of organizing a chess festival on par with the world's finest events, at both tournament strength and organizational levels.