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Archive for April, 2003

April 24th, 2003


click here Alexandra celebrated yesterday April 23 her 19th birthday! Thanks to all her fans for wonderful emails, cards, and gifts. She has come a long way from the 17-year old girl in the famous photo which serves as a base for our logo, she is more beautiful and smiling as ever! We wish her health, love and success in her chess matches!

April 24th, 2003

Alexandra was superb at her USA Debut in the very strong Foxwoods Open in connecticut. She drew GM Ibragimov, GM Kaidanov and GM Ermolinsky, lost only to GM Ehlvest in the last round. She beat all other opponents. Her game against John D. Bick was superb, and Alexandra was able to fulfill her dream, which is to sacrifice her Queen, with mate to follow (in 7 moves). You can watch the game by clicking