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Archive for February, 2009

February 9th, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniukat the Florida Super State Chess Championship

The Florida Scholastic Super State Chess Championship took place in Miami this last weekend, and World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk was there to support this great event. She gave hundreds of autographs, handed out prizes to the top girls in all sections, and congratulated everyone for playing chess.

As usual, Chesspics has photos of the event.

February 7th, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk competed in a 5K race

“Mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body) was Alexandra’s motto today as she ran the Sobefit 5K race in Miami Beach. She ran the distance in 22 minutes and 42 seconds, a good result, shy of her record which is a little over 21 minutes.

To be in top form to play chess, Alexandra runs 5K every morning and recommends to all chess players who want to improve a good balance between chess training and physical training.

Before winning the women’s world championship in Nalchik last fall, Alexandra was in top physical form, and that allowed her to give it her best and not lose a single game during the 3-week marathon chess tourney.

February 5th, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk visits the YMPA in Miami

Alexandra continued her chess promotion crusade by visiting the Miami Young Men’s Preparatory Academy (YMPA) in Miami. The whole school came to listen to her talk about chess, and she answered dozens of questions from a very interested audience, and then gave a class to the chess team about the relative value of pieces and showed a nice game with a Queen sacrifice.

February 3rd, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk visits Edison Park Elementary School

Today Alexandra visited the Edison Park Elementary Raider Rooks. She gave the nearly all girl team a chess lesson in preparation for the Super State VI Scholastic Chess Tournament which will take place this coming weekend in Miami. The team’s coach, Webber J. Charles, is doing a great job and led his team to acquire 16 scholastic chess titles in the last 3 years. Listen to this radio report which came out after the event.

Just after the visit, channel 4 CBS aired a story on TV about Alexandra and today’s event. You can watch it on the official CBS site.

Congratulations to Webber and his Raider Rooks Team! Alexandra will visit the Super State event all day on Saturday and Sunday for the closing ceremony.

February 1st, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk was on CBS TV

Alexandra was on National TV in the USA again today, this time on CBS. We have managed to get a copy of the tape, and you can watch it on the

chessmovies site in Quicktime or on the tubechess site in Flash.

New: we’re on the point of receiving in a couple of days Alexandra’s new chess learning software CD-ROM, ideally suited to kids and all beginners. Learning chess is fun and Alexandra is your guide. Order a copy of “Alexandra Teaches Chess” for somebody you care about and who wants to brush up on his chess skills. Both PC and Mac versions are available. Satisfaction guaranteed.