Chess tournament of Grandmaster Kramnik in Michna Palace
During 14.- 18.5.2008 in Best Westen Hotel Kampaand in the adjacent Michna Palace was held the Chess Tournament ČEZ CHESS TROPHY 2008 under the sponsorship of Prague Chess Society. An impressive battle between one of the best chess players in the world Vladimir Kramnik and the best Czech chess player David Navara was commentated by Grandmaster Lubomír Kaválek.
Vladimir Kramnik, winner of the battle, is rightly recognized as one of the best players in the world. He overmatched David Navar 5,5 : 2,5. Right from the beginning of the match Kramnik was the one setting the pace. He managed to move his chess-men strategically, bringing his rival into really difficult situations.
He also played a simultaneous match against 20 chosen rivals at the same time. Mr. Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, couldn't miss such an important event. He is a great fan of this sport and stayed in Best Western Hotel Kampa and Michna Palace for more than one hour, even though his daily program is always full. He has seen most of the matches of the players, including his sons Václav and Jan.
Also Mr. Josef Bára, Executive Director of EuroAgentur Hotels&Travel, participated in the simultaneous matches. Recently he also played a simultaneous match with Gary Kasparov in Hluboká nad Vltavou Chateau.