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During chess festival in Banska Stiavnica will be realized also international chess tournament under name V4 BLITZ OPEN (8th July 2016). We expected about 50-70 players mainly from V4 countries. Players will have only 3 minutes for every game and bonus 2 seconds per every move. Tournament is supported by International Visegrad Fund within the frame of V LIVE 4 CHESS project, Slovak Chess Federation, Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region, town Banská Štiavnica and other partners.

During chess festival in Banska Stiavnica will be for ordinary chess players and visitors available free chess lectures. Begins will be every day (from 4th July 2016) 2 hours after start of tournament games. Last two days (9th and 10th July ) will be start at 11:00 a.m. During chess lectures will be commentary and live analysis of chess games in V4 OPEN Stiavnica. Lecturers will be top chess grandmasters. Jan Plachetka (2nd place at chess Olympiad), Sergei Movsesian (world team champion), Jozef Franzen (vice-world champion in correspondence chess) and others.

During chess festival in Banska Stiavnica will be for chess players also interesting cultural and sports program. Monday and Tuesday (4th and 5th July 2016) will be football tournament between chess players. Some chess players will play also table tennis. For another group will be available sight-seeing. Music fans could visit concert of Ludvik Kasuba, 7th July 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Pocuvadlo lake).

In term from 2nd July till 10th July 2016 will be realized in Banska Stiavnica International chess tournament under name V4 OPEN Stiavnica. In the tournament is till 28th June registered 151 players, mainly from V4 countries (95%). System is for 9 Rounds, every day is one Round. Main favourite are Gergely Aczel (Hungary) and Vojtech Plat (Czech Republic), both are rated over 2500 (rating by Intenational chess federation). Tournament is supported by International Visegrad Fund within the frame of V LIVE 4 CHESS project, Slovak Chess Federation, Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region and other partners.

There are only few attractive chess performances for non-chess players in the world. For example blindfold chess games or live chess. Performance in Strelecky ostrov (Prague) at Saturday 4th June 2016 (3:00 p.m.) will be combination of both. Come see on this performance of fighting live chess pieces at big chessboard (12 metres). This game will play the best Czech player David Navara against the best junior in the world Richard Rapport (Hungary). Both grandmasters will play with covered eyes within the frame of CEZ CHESS TROPHY festival. Performance of live chess pieces from Banska Stiavnica in Prague is supported by International Visegrad Fund within the frame of V LIVE 4 CHESS project.