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Archive for May, 2012

May 29th, 2012

One Half Lifetime ago Kosteniuk was also World Chess Champion

Hello everybody! I found in my files an old video from 1998, 14 years ago, I’m sure you will enjoy it! It was filmed in France at the World Rapid Chess Championship. Anatoly Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion of history is holding my trophy. 10 years later, I will also become the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion of history.
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May 14th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the Nashville National Elementary Championships on May 13, 2012

I just got back from Nashville, and it was a wonderful chess tournament, with over 2200 kids playing, from all over the USA! They were in teams, with their parents, with their coaches, all with a great positive spirit. I have met lots of great talented young chess players in Nashville. Below are some photos from the event. Read more…

May 8th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk to visit the Nashville National Elementary Chess Championships on May 13, 2012

I’m coming to Nashville, Tennessee to the 2012 National Elementary Championships to help promote chess! The National Elementary is the top K-6 (Kindergarten to 6th grade) tournament in the nation. There will be over 2,200 kids playing for hundreds of trophies and over $20,000 in scholarships! If you have a chance come to see me on Sunday morning and beginning afternoon at or close to the chess bookstore, I’ll be glad to talk to you, have photos taken with you, sign autographs. I’ll also have on stock my books and DVD’s and can advise you what’s best to improve at chess. Check out the USCF list of Nationals, and register if you have not yet done so.

May 7th, 2012

Chess & Cactuses – 9 Queens Honors Kosteniuk at Tucson Chess Fest

Hello everyone!

I just came back from a wonderful trip to Tucson, Arizona, where I visited the 9 Queens Chess Fest. There were lots of chess activities for kids and grown-ups, it was one of the best chess promotion events I’ve ever been to!

I was able to meet  a lot of new chess friends, play a simul against 40 players (I won all 40 games), and even the next day enjoyed the warm weather, which allowed me to take lots of photos of beautiful cactuses. I would like to thank especially Jean Hoffman and Vicky Lazaro who worked round the clock with a great group of volunteers to make this Fest a great success. Check 9 Queens Blog & Facebook page. Also check out my photos below.

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May 2nd, 2012

May 5 Tucson 9Queens Chess Fest with Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

This Saturday I will be in Tucson, Arizona for the 9 Queens Chess Fest!

Here is 9 Queens’s announcement: We are thrilled to host the our biggest Chess Fest ever    this Saturday, May 5, from 2-5 pm, at the Hotel Congress, 311 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ with special guest Alexandra Kosteniuk. The free, family chess festival will feature activities for everyone including: beginner chess lessons, a chess simultaneous exhibit, face-painting, chess arts and crafts, and a life-size chess set. For more information visit our website or email

I will hand out presents for all the kids, and will donate 50% of all sales of my chess products “Chess King” to 9 Queens. If you order anything from my shop until Sunday and mention as a comment “50% to 9Queens”, I will donate 50% to 9 Queens! So make yourself a gift and at the same time help out 9 Queens.

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May 2nd, 2012

Analysis Game Kosteniuk – Kovanova (Chess King Theater)

Today I’d like to share with you a detailed analysis of my game from the recent Russian Team Chess Championships from Loo-Sochi against Baira Kovanova. It’s a very interesting Ruy Lopez opening and shows a nice battle of a good Knight against a bad Bishop. To publish my game on my blog I entered the game into Chess King and used the easy Export-to-Blog button.

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