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Archive for August, 2010

August 31st, 2010

Kosteniuk Kristiansund 2010 Review

Hello everyone!
I’d like to share with you my review of the recently ended Kristiansund Open, in which I only got 13th place with 4 out of 6, a result I am not happy about. Read more…

August 30th, 2010

Kosteniuk Interview in Kristiansund

Hello everyone!
Click more below to see a video interview of me during my recent trip to Norway, courtesy Europe-Echecs. More about Kristiansund to come soon!

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Women’s World Chess Champion

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August 26th, 2010

Kosteniuk Plays Chess Open in Kristiansund

Hi all!
I’m in Kristiansund, Norway right now, a quiet city on the western coast of Norway. After a rather long trip yesterday from Moscow to Kristiansund with two stops in Stockholm and Oslo, today I’m resting before playing the first round of a 6-games tournament at 8 pm tonight. The list of the participants of the open tournament can be found here. It’s a special feeling for a chess player to be in Norway since everybody is so interested and excited about chess. Where else in the world you will see a hair-salon with the name “Checkmate“?

On Saturday, August 28, another very interesting rapid tournament starts here with 4 chess stars – Vishy Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar and the local player John Ludvig Hammer. I will make sure to let you know how it goes. Read more…

August 20th, 2010

Kosteniuk to give a Simul in Sierre

Hi everybody!

I’m pleased to announce I will give a simul in the charming town of Sierre, in the sunny canton du Valais, in Switzerland, on October 9, 2010, at 1 PM. It will take place at the Centre Commercial Manor of Sierre. It seems it’s possible to sign up, although preference will be given to local players. Sierre is organizing the simul to celebrate the great result of their first team Valais 1 in the National Team Championship.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion & &

August 16th, 2010

Most Interactive Celebrity Poll

Hi everybody!
The Top 10 Blog ran a poll for the “Most Interactive Celebrity on Twitter”, and I came out 6th! Make sure to check out my Twitter page to see if you agree with that poll, sign up with Twitter and start tweeting with me! My nick is “chessqueen”.
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August 7th, 2010

Kosteniuk Chess960 Simul

Hi everybody!

Tonight I gave a 20-board Chess960 simul at the 2010 Mainz Chess Classic, while Vishy Anand gave a 40-board Classical Chess Simul. What was special about my simul is that I played chess with different starting positions on the board, none of the 20 boards had a classical chess setup!

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August 6th, 2010

3 World Chess Champions at Mainz Chess Classic

Hi everyone!

Mainz is promising to be a great venue, with today 3 reigning World Chess Champions present at the Press Conference.

– Vishy Anand, world chess champion, classical chess
– Alexandra Kosteniuk, women’s world chess champion
– Levon Aronian, rapid world chess champion

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August 6th, 2010

Alexandra Kosteniuk is in Mainz

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is in Mainz, Germany, to participate in the famous “Chess Classic”. She was a participant at the Press Conference, together with Vishy Anand, world chess champion, classical chess and Levon Aronian, rapid world chess champion. Read more here.

August 2nd, 2010

Chess is Cool Comic #6 is out

I’m pleased to share with you my new “Chess is Cool” comic #6, which is a joint venture between myself and talented comic-book illustrator-cartoonist René Duret. See it below or on my comic page, where you will find many more chess comics. If you’d like to publish it (in any language), I usually give the permission to do so at no cost, just contact me about it. See it in bigger size below. It’s perfect to promote chess to kids in clubs and schools. Read more…