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BORIS GELFAND: Prague International Chess Festival? Great atmosphere and friendly people

23 Apr 2023

Boris Gelfand is going to Prague! Izrael player will join PICF for the third time. You can meet the chess legend in Prague this June. Read a short interview also about PICF with Boris Gelfand right now.

Congratulations on your great success in the European championship. Are you satisfied with your result?
Thank you.I am very glad I had qualified to World Cup. It was my minimal task and I managed to do it!

In 2019 Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam launched the game Boris Gelfand vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda  

How are you doing in this chess season?
So far so good. I played well in Israeli and Czech league as well as in European championship.

Why did you decide to come to the Prague International Chess Festival? The Prague International Chess Festival is a very popular event in Czechia. How do you perceive it?
I really like an atmosphere of this festival. Strong, interesting field, friendly people around. Great guests. Amazing city. I am happy to be invited!

What are your relations to Czechia, Prague and Czech chess overall?
I am playing in Czech league for Morenda Slavia from Brno. Last year we finished second behind my friends from Novy Bor.
I always enjoy playing in Czech Republic. I have good friends there and chess people in general are very friendly.