Prague International Festival Round 9

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3/14/2019 – The 1st Prague Chess Festival is being played in the Czech capital between March 5th and 15th 2019. In total there are three tournaments: the Masters, the Challengers and the Open A tournament. Top seeds in the Masters are Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Rapport Richard and David Navara. Live broadcasts of the games via | Photo: Vladimír Jagr

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Round 9

The venue is the four-star hotel, "Don Giovanni" in the centre of Prague. Organized by the Chess Club Novy Bor, the idea of ​​the tournament is to facilitate opportunities for young star players of the Czech Republic to participate in a tournament with players of the international elite in their own country. 


Nikita Vitiugov finished in clear first maintaining his half point lead over Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Jan-Krzysztof Duda for one more round.

Live games and video


More video playlists available on Prague International Festival's YouTube Channel

All games


Current standings


Schedule of Masters

Date Time Round
06.03.2019 15:00 1
07.03.2019 15:00 2
08.03.2019 15:00 3
09.03.2019 15:00 4
10.03.2019 15:00 5
12.03.2019 15:00 6
13.03.2019 15:00 7
14.03.2019 15:00 8
15.03.2019 15:00 9


Round 9

GM David Anton Guijarro took clear first place and will be invited to the 2020 Masters tournament.

Challengers group

The Challengers group at the closing ceremony | Photo: Vladimír Jagr 

All games


Final standings


Schedule of Challengers

Date Time Round
06.03.2019 15:00 1
07.03.2019 15:00 2
08.03.2019 15:00 3
09.03.2019 15:00 4
10.03.2019 15:00 5
11.03.2019 15:00 6
12.03.2019 15:00 7
13.03.2019 15:00 8
14.03.2019 15:00 9


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kygrexx kygrexx 3/16/2019 10:31
Thanks for the edit! Navara had a rough tournament, but he is a fantastic player (went into match rated at 2739 after good showing at Gibraltar) and always shows the finest level of good sportsmanship. A role model.
kygrexx kygrexx 3/15/2019 01:40
Fake news. Top-seed for Prague tournament is NOT Duda. David Navara is top-seed.