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 "Grandhotel Nabokov" or "Spa Hotel Hvězda" you will find a spa center and a full range of hotel services under one roof.





Price from 1.198 € 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 898 € in a double room.

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

  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels "Grandhotel Nabokov" or "Spa Hotel Hvězda" 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 "Grandhotel Nabokov":

Boasting a bar, Grandhotel Nabokov offers rooms in Mariánské Lázně, 200 m from Colonnade by the Singing Fountain. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy a selection of international cuisine in the in-house restaurant.

The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is equipped with a bath or shower. All rooms have a WiFi, minibar and wellness kit. Coffee and tea making facilities are also provided in every room.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

The wellness area at Grandhotel Nabokov is comprised of a hot tub, a sauna and steam room. A variety of popular activities are available in the area around the property, including skiing and cycling.

The Singing Fountain is 200 m from the accommodation, while Ski Areál Mariánské Lázně is 800 m from the property. Karlovy Vary International Airport is 29 km away.


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.


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