Czech Chess Championship


Czech Chess Championship

The Czech National Chess Championship is the chess competition, which determines the best Czech Republic chess player.

Contents

History

First national championships were held before founding of independent Czechoslovakia as the championships of Bohemia (within the Austro-Hungarian Empire) every second year between 1905 and 1913. Then the independent Czech Republic's championships continued the line.

1905 - 1913 - championships of Bohemia

1940 - 1944 - championships of Bohemia and Moravia

1993 - today - championships of Czech Republic

For Czechoslovak championship see Czechoslovak Chess Championship.

List of winners

Championships of Bohemia

Year City Winner
1905 Prague Oldřich Duras
1907 Brno František Treybal
1909 Prague Oldřich Duras
1911 Plzeň Oldřich Duras
1913 Mladá Boleslav Karel Hromádka

Championships of Bohemia and Moravia

(in the years of World War II)

Year City Winner
1940 Rakovník Jan Foltys
1943 Prague František Zíta
1944 Brno Karel Opočenský

Championships of Czech Republic

Year City Winner
1993 Luhačovice Vlastimil Babula
1994 Ústí nad Labem Zbyněk Hráček
1995 Olomouc Karel Mokrý
1996 Turnov Petr Hába
1997 Zlín Pavel Blatný
1998 Zlín Sergei Movsesian
1999 Lázně Bohdaneč Marek Vokáč
2000 Opava Pavel Blatný
2001 Kunžak Eduard Meduna
2002 Ostrava Petr Hába
2003 Luhačovice Miloš Jirovský
2004 Karlovy Vary David Navara
2005 Karlovy Vary David Navara
2006 Brno Viktor Láznička
2007 Prague Tomáš Polák
2008 Havlíčkův Brod Vlastimil Babula
2009 Děčín Pavel Šimáček
2010 Ostrava David Navara
2011 Pardubice Jiří Štoček

Multiple winners

Only Oldřich Duras and David Navara won the Czech championship three times. Petr Hába, Pavel Blatný and Vlastimil Babula won each twice.

The Czech Chess Union and Czech chess press count all Czech and Czechoslovak titles together, with the resulting ranking as follows:

Women

Year City Winner
1992 Chrudim Hana Kubikova
1993 Czechia Martina Folkova
1994 Nymburk Lenka Ptacnikova
1994 Chrudim Hana Kubikova
1995 Olomouc Silvie Saljova
1996 Usti nad Labem Lenka Ptacnikova
1997 Ostrava Gabriela Hitzgerova
1998 Klatovy Gabriela Hitzgerova
1999 Klatovy Silvie Saljova
2001 Trinec Olga Sikorova
2002 Frymburk Olga Sikorova
2003 Luhacovice Katerina Cedikova
2004 Karlovy Vary Olga Sikorova
2008 Havlickuv Brod Katerina Nemcova

Bibliography

MODR, Břetislav - VESELÝ, Jiří: 100 let organizovaného šachu v českých zemích. Příbram, 2005. 223 p. ISBN 80-86595-14-05

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