Czech Republic

  • Pontus Carlsson wins 2021 Prague Blitz!

    GM Pontus Carlsson GM Pontus Carlsson has told The Chess Drum that he was at a tournament in Spain where the others did not believe he was a chess player. After not taking him seriously, he promptly won all of the games. He overheard one of the players saying “The…

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  • Carlsson continues fight for social justice

    Colombian-Swedish Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson continues to fight the good fight as far as social issues are concerned. Bringing light to these issues years ago, he became front and center of a discussion about racism in Sweden. The Chess Drum ran an interview about his challenges four years ago. In that…

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  • Josh Colas on ’19 European Tour

    IM-elect Josh ColasPhoto courtesy of Webster University (SPICE) Josh Colas just finished his junior year at Webster University and has begun a series of tournaments in Europe. Colas has a GM norm and two IM norms needing only to reach 2400 to have the IM title conferred. He is looking…

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  • Carlsson wins Pankrac Cup!

    GM Pontus Carlsson GM Pontus Carlsson returned to Czech Republic from the U.S. after competing in the Millionaire Open. He stated in an interview that he wanted to support Maurice Ashley vision for chess advancement and had very interesting suggestions. It is unclear if he has the same ideas for…

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  • Laznicka wins 2010 World Open!

    GM Loek Van Wely of the Netherlands faces GM Viktor Laznicka of the Czech Republic in the last round. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. The World Open moved from City Center to Valley Forge. This change of venue was not greeted with enthusiasm, but there was still lots of exciting chess…

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