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Archive for March, 2005

March 31st, 2005

Alexandra visited the Nasdaq Tennis Open todayAlexandra visited the Nasdaq Tennis Open today and was witness to the women’s semifinals, where her compatriot Maria Sharapova beat Venus Williams in 2 sets. To the left you see a photo of Alexandra in between Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova taken in one of the booths of the Nasdaq Open. Next week Alexandra flies to Bogota for a 3-city tour of Colombia.

March 26th, 2005

Alexandra wishes you a Happy EasterAlexandra wishes all of you a wonderfully Happy Easter, and many chocolate bunnies and eggs! Alexandra is now training and resting in Miami. She will soon go to Colombia (South America) for a Goodwill Chess Tour to the cities of Bogota, Cali, and Medellin. After that she will come back to Miami and will run in a 5 kilometer race on April 15.

March 22nd, 2005

Alexandra's Team Baden-Oos is the Bundesliga WinnerAlexandra’s Team in the German Bundesliga, Baden Oos, has secured their top place, two rounds before the end of the competition, congratulations to all for becoming the German Women Team Champions: A. Kosteniuk, K. Kachiani-Gersinska, A. Skripchenko, E. Kovalevskaya, E. Paehtz and all others in the team! See the two games Alexandra played and won in this years Bundesliga by clicking here.

March 17th, 2005

A new stamp came out with Alexandra KosteniukWe want to let Alexandra’s fans know that a limited edition of stamps with Alexandra Kosteniuk has been printed in Austria. These stamps are valid for postage in Austria. The person who took this nice initiative with Alexandra’s permission is Mr. Manfred Herbold from Germany. Only 200 stamps have been printed and they will soon become a rarity, so if you want to get one for yourself or if you have a friend who is a stamp collector, visit his site by clicking here.

March 8th, 2005

Alexandra gave a simul in MontreuxToday March 8 is the International Women’s Day, and Alexandra gave a simul in the Maison Visinand of Montreux, Switzerland, to 31 male members of the Club d’echecs de Montreux. She got 24 wins, 4 draws, and 3 losses (to J.-F. Croset, M. Bandler, and W. Baumgartner), bravo! We will soon have a photo album of the event. Coming back to the Chessdarts Championship, have a look at a 14 MB mpeg video we found on the web about the Chessdarts event by clicking here, we hope there is enough bandwidth for everybody.

March 7th, 2005

Alexandra inaugurated the Torino Chess Olympiad 2006 Web SiteAlexandra just came back from Italy, where she inaugurated the Torino Chess Olympiad 2006 Web Site, in front of a multitude of Press and visitors. Alexandra is the official godmother of the 2006 Torino chess Olympiads. She also played a 24 board simul and did a very good +16 =6 -2 against various club players and VIP’s. You can see 4 of her games by clicking here. We will soon have a nice web album of the event. On the photo on the left you can see Alexandra shaking hands with the President of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Paolo Fresco.

March 3rd, 2005

Alexandra is world champion ChessdartsFor a limited time only while bandwidth permits! We have taped a full video of all 5 3-minute games Alexandra played at the Chessdarts World Championship in Amsterdam on February 28. As a gift to you now we offer free the key last game of this event, in which Alexandra Kosteniuk beat Tea Lanchava to take the world title with her partner Andy Fordham. You can watch the 7MB Quicktime format movie by clicking here. We will soon be offering a unique BLITZ FEVER CD with 8 (5 min.) blitz games from Iakimanka and 5 more (3-min.) blitz games from the Chessdarts event (in higher resolution). Keep posted! Please be patient while the 7MB .mov file loads. You can watch the game in an applet by clicking here, or even download the pgn file.

March 2nd, 2005

Alexandra is world champion ChessdartsAlexandra is WORLD CHAMPION Chessdarts!! Today February 28, 2005 Alexandra and her partner darts champion Andy Fordham became 2005 Chessdarts World Champions in the first ever World Championship, organized by the company in Amsterdam. It’s the first time in our knowledge chess and darts competition has been combined and it was most fun! The event took place in the Krasnopolsky Hotel, in the same room, where Euwe beat Alekhin in 1935. Alexandra made a no-fault appearance, with 5/5, first 2/2 against IM Yge Visser (ELO 2451) and then 3/3 against WGM/IM Tea Lanchava (ELO 2366). Her points were added to the points of her team-mate Andy Fordham (world darts champion 2004) and the team won the Cup! We have a superb 73-photo album for you, so click here to see it! And soon you’ll be able to see too the entirety of the 5 3-minute blitz games, in video. AD article. Read a report here.

March 2nd, 2005

Alexandra drew GM Milov in BredaOn February 26, Alexandra played with the Groningen Chess Team in Breda for the Dutch League. She drew against GM Vadim Milov (ELO 2668). You can see our photo album of the Breda match by clicking here. On the next day February 27 she gave a Simul to 12 Amstelveen club members, we also have a nice photo album for you here. Enjoy!