New: chess training in the travel with GM Igor Khenkin

Chess travel to Marianske Lazne (Czech Republic) 7-15 August 2023

And again the program of the chess travel takes us to Marianske Lazne, a wonderful resort in the West of the Czech Republic.

In the 4-star hotels "Spa Hotel Hvězda" or "Butterfly Ensana Health Spa Hotel" you will find a spa center and a full range of hotel services under one roof.





Price from 1.098 € per person in a double room

Single room reservations are subject to a surcharge of € 10 per night. Accompanying persons who are not participating in the chess program pay from 798 € in a double room.

If choose the "Butterfly" hotel, there is an opportunity to get "all inclusive" (lunch + drinks) for an additional fee of 20€ per day.

In addition to half board, the price of the travel includes:

  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels "Spa Hotel Hvězda" or "Butterfly Ensana Health Spa Hotel" in Marianske Lazne
  • Game room rental
  • Travel support
  • Chess program: 30 hours (training, simultaneous game session, etc.)

Information and reservations:

  • Igor Khenkin
  • Tel.: +49 (0)611 450 69 55
  • Mobile: +49 (0)176 3420 4588
  • E-Mail:


Why you will like the Spa Hotel Hvězda:

The Hvězda Wellness & Spa is one of the most popular and well-known spa centers in Marianske Lazne. The hotel complex includes one of the most beautiful buildings in the city (built in 1905).

This 4-star superior hotel is located opposite the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, 400 meters from the Colonnade at the Singing Fountain. Also not far from the hotel is the Ambroz mineral spring. This spring is also called "The Spring of Love" by English guests, because, according to legend, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe often visited the spring of Ambroz during his last romance with Ulrika von Levetzov.

To services of guests a terrace, indoor pool, fitness center, private parking, 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a restaurant and delivery of food and drinks to the room. Live entertainment is provided in the evenings.

All rooms at the hotel have a seating area, work desk, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning.

Guests of the hotel can use the spa and wellness center with hammam and sauna. The hotel can also rent bicycles or a car. The area is popular for hiking.

Art lovers will also be interested: in the entrance area of the hotel, there is an atrium gallery, where exhibitions are regularly held in an elegant atmosphere.


Why you will like the Butterfly Ensana Health Spa Hotel:

Artistic flair and a contemporary feel make the Butterfly Health Spa Hotel a standout example of the new hotel generation in Marienbad. Adding to its distinctiveness is its own unique sulphate-rich Ferdinand Spring, used in special natural sulphate baths for the effective treatment of locomotor ailments or skin diseases.

The four-star superior Ensana Premium Hotel is perfectly placed in the town centre opposite the lower spa park, a prime location that allows guests to visit all the attractions of Marienbad easily on foot. The modern building is inspired by the Art Nouveau style and adorned with the statues of famous the Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek as well as with other beautiful original artworks.

Besides the exclusive Ferdinand Spring, there are drinking cures available in the hotel lobby, and the Butterfly Spa Centre uses the other natural spa resources of Marienbad to offer a wide range of traditional and modern health treatments. Go ahead and let yourself be pampered: a luxurious time in the swimming pool or sauna, or taking in the beneficial wellness and beauty treatments. Or perhaps refresh yourself in the fine restaurants and the sidewalk cafes with the best pastries in the city.

Schedule of chess travel to Marianske Lazne 2023

Day 1

  MorningArrival, greeting and presentation of the training and chess program
  15:00-16:30 hRook endgame, part 1

Day 2

  11:00-13:00 h Rook endgame, part 2
  15:00-16:30 h Caro-Kann, Variation 3.e5 c5-Force Variation, Part 1

Day 3

  11:00-13:00 h Caro-Kann, Variation 3.e5 c5-Force Variation, Part 2
  15:00-16:30 h Golden rules of Variants calculation

Day 4

  11:00-13:00 h Heavy-piece middle game - basic rules and examples
  15:00-16:30 h Golden Rules in Static Positions

Day 5

  11:00-13:00 h Simultaneous session
  15:00-16:30 h Simultaneous games Analysis

Day 6

New! Rapid chess tournament with 3 main prizes: 200€, 150€ and 100€ as vouchers for the next chess trips.

Time control - 40 minutes per game plus 10 seconds per move, with game recording.

  11:00-13:00 h Round 1
  15:00-16:30 h Games analysis

Day 7

  11:00-13:00 h Round 2
  15:00-16:30 h Games analysis

Day 8

  11:00-13:00 h Round 3
  15:00-16:30 h Games analysis and presentating of vouchers

Day 9