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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.

Here are the first photo-impressions of my stay in Kristiansund:

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion

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13 Responses to “Kosteniuk Plays Chess Open in Kristiansund”

  1. John says:

    That’s great!


    I admire you.

    Thank you very much.

  2. Randy says:

    Congratulations on winning. And thanks for sharing the great photos!

  3. Randal and Veronica Dean says:

    Looks like a beautiful place! Good Luck, Alexandra!

  4. Oreste Bruno says:

    Alexandra, Good luck in Norway.

  5. Nodas says:

    Good Luck Chessqueen!!

  6. Good work my friend!! : )

  7. Good work my friend !: )

  8. Simon Hawkes says:

    All the very best Alexandra, the beautiful game in the beautiful country, have a great time ;-)

  9. Mikel Smaci says:

    Beautiful, great work, thanks for shearing. Alexandra you are a real Queen. I wish you luck will be on your side.

  10. B says:

    PAinting the town pretty colors again. :-) .

  11. Youngbloed says:


    Thx for sharing
    and succes in the tournament

    I see you think/thought already :-)

  12. Constantine Koutsoukos says:

    “Where else in the world you will see a hair-salon with the name “Checkmate“?”

    That’s easy !

    Can you find a checkmate, in chess bibliography, named: “Hair-Salon” ? :-)

  13. John says:


    you are the best!