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October 12th, 2012

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk beats Hou Yifan in Eilat 2012

Kosteniuk beats Hou in Eilat Israel European Club Cup 2012Today was the first round of the European Club Cup 2012 in Eilat, Israel. I am playing for the team “SHSM” which is composed exclusively of players from Moscow, with Russian Champion Gunina on the second board and Kovalevskaya on the 3rd board. We played against the top rated team Monaco, which has hired the current world champion Hou Yifan on the first, Humpy Koneru on the second, Anna Muzychuk on the third. So it was a fierce match, and especially the first board match was the most watched in the tournament, with me playing Hou Yifan, that is the 12th women’s world chess champion playing the current 13th women’s world chess champion. I decided to give her a little surprise, and for the first time in my life…

played the Caro-Kann defence with black! I ended up winning the game, and you can watch it in an applet on the site Or you can download a PDF generated by Chess King (ad). I recommend you get Chess King, I worked on its development. The discount brings the price down to $49 which is incredible for all the power it contains, strong enough for a GM but so easy that anybody can use it.

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The position after my last move 59… Ne4. The threat of Rh8 mate is too strong. If white plays 60. Kh3 there is a fork 60… Nf2+ winning the rook. A wonderful coordination between the rook, knight and pawn to achieve a “back rank” mate:

Alexandra Kosteniuk beat Hou Yifan in 2012

A photo taken from the official tournament web site:

They should have written “World Champions”, as Hou Yifan is the 13th Women’s World Chess Champion and I’m the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion.

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk beats Hou Yifan in Eilat 2012

Posted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
12th women’s world chess champion

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22 Responses to “Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk beats Hou Yifan in Eilat 2012”

  1. alain paris says:

    Ultimate fantastic congrats Chess Queen yayayaya

  2. alexis cochran, nz says:

    you’ve made my chess year – this is the game of the year Chess Queen so proud of you!

  3. anonymous says:

    The Chess Queen strikes again!!!


    Stunner of the Year ;) World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk

  5. Darren says:

    She’s All That! ;)

  6. Carlos the King, Argentina says:

    What fantastic ballistic play too bad I couldn’t follow it live but just replaying it in Chess King gave me all the excitement Congratulations the true blue Chess Queen – May Caissa be more benevolent and I hope to see you win the Women’s World Chess Championship again this year for second time

  7. Jason Bourne, Los Angeles says:

    no big surprise for me that’s why they call you Chess Queen – Congratulations!!!

  8. Sebastian Wolff, Washington says:

    The Russian beauty is very very dangerous – Admire you Chess Queen – going to throw a party in your honor today. As predicted your rating goes up and up!!!

  9. Absolutely fantastic performance super chess queen :)

  10. disro says:

    congrats miss kosteniuk!!!…i have a big crush on you…keep it up!..i love u!

  11. Ramesh Khachi says:

    A Great Win over Great Player by Chess Queen with surprising Caro-Kann opening !!

    Congratulations Alexandra Kosteniuk !!!

  12. Venkatesh From Bangalore India says:

    Great gunS. AlexandraisTHECHESSQUEEN

  13. Germaine Shaw says:

    Very thrilling you are the best Sasha

  14. KosteniukFAN says:

    super performance

  15. selena, colombia says:

    very very nice endgame i like the double threat on f2 for knight fork and the h8 checkmate superb play Senorita Alexandra

  16. renumeratedfrog says:

    Congratulations Alexandra! It was a very interesting game, partially because you both tried to draw by a triple repetition but both refused. :D

  17. dennis, london says:

    i give full marks to both the world chess champions but Alexandra is the Chess Queen so Hou Yifan shouldn’t feel bad about losing that one. Great play Senorita

  18. J.L. Vienna says:

    You have great calculation and depth in your game. It is inspiring and so impressive. Blessings and hoping to see you win the world chess crown again later this year.

  19. anonymous says:

    good girl good Chess Queen ;)

  20. Keith Larkins, Manchester says:

    Did anyone notice – both world chess champions hou yifan and anand lost this week. also… kosteniuk has now beaten anand, carlsen, polgar, hou yifan, aronian, grischuk, stefanova, zhu chen, – no other woman has beaten so many top players and so many world chess champions among them. She’s a Chess Queen!

  21. Mirabai says:

    I see Chess King is compatible with PCs. Can it be used on a MAC computer?

    • chessqueen says:

      Yes you can use Chess King perfectly well on Macs, using either Parallels or VMWare Fusion virtualization software.