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Archive for April, 2004

April 27th, 2004

Alexandra is in Venice Alexandra spent 3 vacation days in the wonderful city of Venice (Italy), just after her 20th birthday. As promised, we have photos of Alexandra’s birthday, and also of her trip to Venice. The weather in Italy was just perfect, not too hot and not cold, and fewer tourists than during the summer. Alexandra’s next event will be on May 1, 2, and 3, when she will play in Manchester (UK) with the team Numerica 3Cs in the National Chess League (4NCL).

April 23rd, 2004

Alexandra is back in MiamiToday April 23 is Alexandra’s 20th birthday!!! It’s amazing how many accomplishments Alexandra has obtained in such a short period of time, congratulations!! And best wishes for the future! Alexandra just flew to Paris from the USA to celebrate her birthday in the city of lights. Here are some photos we took for you from sunny Miami this week. Take this opportunity to support Alexandra and her Chess Fund! If any of you has not yet read her book “How I became Grandmaster at age 14”, we have a special for you, buy the book and any CD for only $49 and you get membership to Alexandra’s site for free!

April 3rd, 2004

Alexandra is a GMALEXANDRA RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE RESULT – GRANDMASTER (MEN)!!! For her exceptional performance while winning the European Championship with 9.5 out of 12, against 12 titled opponents, which corresponds to a stunning performance of 2625 (!), Alexandra was awarded the highest title, GrandMaster (GM), a men’s title. This is in addition to the IM (International Master, men) title she already has, as well as the WGM (Woman GrandMaster) title Alexandra received at the age of 14. This title still has to be approved by the FIDE, in due time. You can see the original certificate here. This is a wonderful birthday present for Alexandra who is going to celebrate her 20th birthday in less than 3 weeks.

April 3rd, 2004

Alexandra is the European ChampionALEXANDRA IS EUROPEAN CHAMPION!!! After tying for first with Peng with 9.5 out of 12 (8 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss) at the very tough European Championships in Dresden (Germany), she won the champion’s tie-break today and became 2004 European Champion! This is the most prestigious chess title after World Champion and we are very glad Alexandra got it! We have many photos for you, as well as all of Alexandra’s games (view in an applet or download pgn).