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Archive for December, 2001

December 31st, 2001

Alexandra’s book was published!
The presentation of this book took place in the State Duma (Parliament) of Russian Federation. Photos of the presentation of the book (on website of “Yabloko” – russian political group). The book presentation was broadcast by the channels TV6 and NTV. On the 26th of December Alexandra’s book was published in Russian, on the 15th of January the book will be published in English and in the end of February it will be published in Spanish.

December 24th, 2001

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I wish you a lot of smiles, love, happiness and luck both in life and chess.
Thank you for your support and attention to my site. Chrismas gift to you – new photos 🙂

Alexandra Kosteniuk

December 18th, 2001

Dear friends!
I am very grateful to everyone for supporting me, sending warm letters and writing guest book of this site! It could be much more difficult to succeed in WCC without your help! I would like to have some rest after the tournament. I will certainly reply to all your letters.

I love you all! 🙂

December 17th, 2001

The Final. Tie-break. The Awarding.
New photos.
Click here

December 14th, 2001

Dear friends! The World Chess championship is coming to an end.
We will be glad to receive your comments and impressions of the WCC! You can write them here or send them to WebAdmin. We will also try to continue reporting the most interesting information, news and photoreviews about the Chess World and Alexandra as well.

December 14th, 2001

Alexandra is a vice-champion of the WCC! Congratulations!
We all wish Alexandra were a World Champion. But it is already a great success! She fought for victory very hard. We hope that Alexandra will win the crown of the next WCC!

December 14th, 2001

Photos from WCC2001! Game 4, Final.
Click here

December 14th, 2001

Zhu wins that game
Game record

December 14th, 2001

Get ready for blitz!
Game Record

December 14th, 2001

Alexandra has lost first rapid game. But we hope she’ll win in second.Game record

December 13th, 2001

Alexandra Kosteniuk has won again, getting over the difficulties!
The destiny of the Chess Crown will be clarified tomorrow. We are looking forward to the FINAL TIE-BREAK! Look at the game record

December 11th, 2001

Now the Final score is 1:2. December, 13 will be the Key Day!

December 11th, 2001

Unfortunately, Alexandra has lost in the third game of the final.
The next game will be decisive!
Look at the game records

December 10th, 2001

Alexandra lost this game, but we hope she’ll win follwing games.
We beg your pardon for technical mistakes in online demonstration and news.Game Records (corrected)

December 9th, 2001

Final! The first game.
New photos

December 8th, 2001

Excellent start, Alexandra!
First victory in the FINAL!
Look at the game record

December 8th, 2001

New photos from WCC2001.Semi-final. Click here to see.

December 7th, 2001

Dear visitors and Alexandra’s friends!
Alexandra and our site have been asked a lot to tell about the progress of the Championship, Sasha’s impressions and to give game commentaries. Please send your questions to Alexandra to WebAdmin. We’re going to hold an interview on your questions with Alexandra!

December 7th, 2001

Victory! Alexandra now in the FINAL of World Chess Championship 2001! Way to go!
Look at the game records

December 7th, 2001

First game of tie-break – Victory!Look to the game records.

December 7th, 2001

ChessWars. Episode 5. Alexandra strikes back!
Victory gives Alexandra chances to reach a Final!
Get ready to tie-break…

Look at the game record

December 6th, 2001

Alas! Alexandra lost this game to Xu Yuhua. But we all will hope she’ll win tommorow! Look at the game records.

December 6th, 2001

Alexandra have received a message of congratulations from Russian Parliament (GosDuma).
Congratulations from “Yabloko”! We support you! We were following your playing with Almira Skripchenko from GosDuma and were rejoicing after you had won. As it seems for many, you have already achieved unbelievable results, reaching the semi – final. We wish you win in the final, although we understand that it is not easy. You are the only hope of Russian Chess in Woman’s competition.S. Ivanenko and G. Yavlinskiy also send their personal congratulations to you.

Yours truly,
Alexey Melnikov,
A deputy of GosDuma of Russian Federation
Fraction “Yabloko”

December 5th, 2001

Way to go, Alexandra! Road to the 1/2 is open! Look at the game record

December 4th, 2001

Dear visitors, friends and Alexandra’s students!
Alexandra is very grateful for your support and encouragement expressed in warm and lovely letters. Due to intensive schedule of the championship, Alexandra can’t reply to all letters. But she will certainly write off as soon as possible

December 4th, 2001

December, 4 is time break of the championship. Everybody needs time-out after extremely difficult beginning of the championship.

December 4th, 2001

Alexandra has played in a draw with Almira Skripchenko. Look at the game record

December 3rd, 2001

New photos from WCC2001.Look here

December 2nd, 2001

And VICTORY again!
Now Alexandra is ready to take part in 1/4! She’ve won this round Alisa Galliamova, who has the 3rd position in woman chess rating. Look at the game record

December 1st, 2001

Another brilliant victory!Much persistance and a little luck. Alexandra has won exhausting and difficult battle with Alisa Galliamova! Record of the game