The biggest chess festival
in poland Ustroń 2020

14 - 23 AUGUST, 2020, USTROŃ

Number of players

583

Number of federations

11

Chess in Ustroń Connecting Generations

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Organizer

  • Śląski Związek Szachowy

Co-organizers

  • Urząd Miasta Ustroń

Festival Partners

  • UKS Pionier Jastrzębie Zdrój
  • MOSiR Czerwionka- Leszczyny
  • WORD Katowice

Special guest - Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov met chess at the age of four. His first major success on the international stage was winning the junior world title in 1969, for which he was awarded the title of grandmaster.

In 1973 he joined the world championship games, sharing first place in a long-distance tournament in Leningrad. This series of games was to reveal the opponent of the then world champion, Bobby Fisher. In the quarterfinal match of the contenders in 1974 in Moscow, he defeated Lev Pougajevsky to face the former world champion Boris Spassky in the semi-final. Before the match, Karpov predicted a loss to Spasski, announcing his victory only in the next cycle of the championship. The match played in Leningrad ended with Karpow's victory despite defeat in the first game. In the final match in Moscow, Karpov minimally defeated Viktor Korcznoj. Both meetings were full of struggles, full of theoretically important parties.

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Meet Ustroń

The first historical mention of Ustroń dates back to 1305 and is recorded in the Book of Salaries of Wrocław Bishops, in which the list of villages obliged to pay tithing includes, among others Ustrona and Lyppowetz. And that is why 1305 was conventionally adopted as the date of establishing Ustroń, although the town itself is undoubtedly older.

Protect yourself then within the borders of the Piast (Duchy) of Cieszyn, created in 1290, which was a fief of the Kingdom of Bohemia from 1327, and from 1526 as a result of the Habsburgs taking the Czech throne with the region until 1918 in the Habsburg monarchy (colloquially Austria ).

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News

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Contact details

President of the Silesian Chess Federation
Andrzej Matusiak

e-mail: szach30@wp.pl

phone: +48 607 739 843