Basic Information 2015

Welcome at our Chess Compostition Festival Marianka 2015.

For the festival we have chosen humble but nice accommodation as well as moderate prices.

It will be held almost in the forests at Marianka near Bratislava from Wednesday evening 19.8.2015 (starts with dinner) till Sunday 23.8.2015 (closes with lunch). The main activities consist of composing tourneys, lectures, discussion forums and film projection in the late night.

(The composing tourneys will be announced on Wednesday evening.)


accommodation (1 person 1 night*) 16 Euro
breakfast 3 Euro
lunch 6 Euro
dinner 5 Euro
tourist tax (per 1 day) (1 deň) 0,5 Euro
*2-bed and 3-bed rooms are available




All activities of the Chess Composition Festival as well as living and food will take place at „Exercičný dom“ (old former monastery) which is about 150 m from the small „main square“ at Marianka (terminal bus stop in the village).


By car or bike. Use the GPS as best way. Marianka is located some 5 km from Bratislava. From there take direction Brno, then you leave the highway at exit „Lamač“, then turn left direction Stupava, then, in Záhorská Bystrica, turn right to Marianka. (There are some free parking places right in front of the building.)


By bus to Bratislava. At the main bus station Bratislava, there are busses every hour to Marianka. It takes about 30 minutes.

Bus station – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)

Or take taxi which costs about 20 to 25 Euro.


By train to Bratislava.

1. Railway station – Bus station (trolleybus no. 210 or bus no. 21)

2. Bus station – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)

Taxi from the railway station to Marianka costs about 15 to 20 Euro.


By plane to the Bratislava airport.

1. Airport – Bajkalska stop (bus 61)

2. Bajkalska stop – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)

Or take taxi which costs from the airport to Marianka about 40 to 50 Euro.


By plane to the Vienna airport.

Take bus to Bratislava (they work very frequently, duration about one hour) and get off at the main bus station Bratislava. From the bus station there are busses every hour to Marianka.


Programme 2015



Lecturer Lecture Date
Reto Aschwanden Composing – a new approach?
Juraj Brabec
Ľuboš Kekely Blockade in endgame study
Michal Hlinka Stalemate and 3 pieces in a pin
Štefan Sovík New theme in twomover
Marián Križovenský Chess diagrams on the web
Ján Golha My composition
Tichomír Hernádi My composition
Ladislav Salai ml. Purposely being a plagiarist
Juraj Lörinc Proca retractors
Emil Klemanič H#2 and emigration
Bedrich Formánek Capriccio twomover



19.8.2015 Wednesday
14:00 24:00 early arrival
15:00 announcement of composing tourneys
18:00 dinner
19:00 22:00 free discussion
22:00 movie Geri´s Game (USA, 1997, 5 min)
22:05 movie xxx

20.8.2015 Thursday
8:00 breakfast
9:00 12:00 arrival and registration
12:00 lunch
13:00 welcome speech
14:00 18:00 lectures
18:00 dinner
19:30 solving quick show
free composing
22:00 movie xxx

21.8.2015 Friday
8:00 breakfast
9:00 12:00 lectures
12:00 lunch
14:00 18:00 lectures
18:00 dinner
19:30 fairy solving competition
free composing
22:00 movie xxx

22.8.2015 Saturday
8:00 breakfast
9:00 11:00 10. WCCT (for Slovakian participants only!)
11:30 lunch
12:30 18:30 excursion
19:00 dinner
19:30 21:00 composing and finalizing for the tourneys
21:00 deadline for composing tourneys
22:00 movie xxx

23.8.2015 Sunday
8:00 breakfast
9:00 11:00 prize-giving
11:00 12:00 free discussion and closing the festival
12:00 lunch
13:00 departure of participants