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Archive for January, 2012

January 27th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk opens new LIVE UStream Channel

Hello everyone!

Many people have asked me to help comment live chess games as they happen, so I opened an account with Ustream with nickname “Kosteniuk” ( On Tuesday I made a broadcast in Russian, and today in English. Ustream keeps recordings of the broadcast, you can watch the English one here. During the broadcast I was commenting the LIVE games of Wijk aan Zee (live link here) and of Gibraltar (live link here) and answering any questions that were coming in the chat or via the social sites.

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January 22nd, 2012

Chess King Software Super Combos

The best selling chess software combos Chess King and Chess King Pro (which include Houdini 2 and the huge GigaKing game database) and Chess King Training today have become even more affordable with a special “Free Shipping” offer until the end of January (regardless of where you live). Take advantage of this offer and get one for yourself of for a loved one. The Chess software Chess King has been top selling on the USCF web site and around the world.  The $50 coupon code “INTROKING50” has been extended so that more people can get it for $49 instead of $99 (and Chess King Pro for $99 instead of $149 for people who have a PC with at least 2 cores and wish to have the strongest chess program possible).

To find out more about Chess King, watch the ad below, or check the description, the tutorial, the FAQ, or the help page. Buy any of the free shipping combos, and any of the Chess King packages. We highly recommend the Chess King Training software disks in addition or complement to the Chess King system.

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January 20th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk presents the world’s most expensive chess pocket watch by Gangi

Hello everyone!

Following the June 2011 press release about my collaboration with exclusive watchmaker Pasquale Gangi, the day finally arrived (on January 15, 2012) when 5 numbered specimens of the famous chess pocket watch were created and ready to be presented to the press and to the public. This happened at the Geneva Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. I was full of emotions holding in my hand such a jewel, especially thinking it was created to time chess games. Let me share with you my photo album of the event below. Feel free to email me with questions or post comments below.

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January 19th, 2012

Kosteniuk visits the Zurich Chess Club

Hello everybody!
On January 13, 2012 I was invited by the famous Zurich Chess Club to give a simul to Swiss VIP’s in the club’s “Savoy Corner”, which appropriately took place in the wonderful Savoy Baur-en-Ville hotel, right at ParadePlatz. After a lecture, in which I commented one of my games to the audience, I gave a simul to 9 players, three of which played 2 games at the same time, so in all I played 12 games. I won all my games except one draw, which I made with the organizer of the event, Mr. Christian Issler. You can watch photos of the event in the gallery and at the end of the post some of my personal sightseeing photos taken the next day in Zurich. Read more…