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April 4th, 2012

Photo Shoot Kosteniuk with an Andalusian Chess Set

Hi everyone!
I just want to share with you some nice photos taken today with a nice Andalusian Chess Set I recently got from ChessMaze International.

Posted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
12th Women’s World Chess Champion


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Posted in Chess, Photos | 24 Comments »

24 Responses to “Photo Shoot Kosteniuk with an Andalusian Chess Set”

  1. Alberto says:

    Your pictures are fantastic! The pieces are beautiful. You’re even more so.

  2. Patrick Vitry says:

    I ve got the same pieces at home, what? Don t you believe in me? Waouhh!!

  3. alexis cochran, nz says:

    oh my god oh my god oh my god

  4. Kriegfeld says:

    These beautiful pics make great computer wallpaper.

  5. jason bourne, london says:

    Hey chess queen how can you look so cool and charming with all that tension of playing chess? You are wow!

  6. Mjuaneda says:

    I’m sorry to say that squares size does not match with the pieces size ;-)

  7. chris, nj says:

    terrific best ever photos have you considered Hollywood dear chess queen?

  8. anastasia says:

    @chris yeah yeah yeah love to see chess queen in a murder mystery with chess

  9. chessqueen says:

    Hi Mjuaneda,
    You are right to play it’s better to have a bigger square size (like in photo #5 from the top), but for photos it does not matter so much in fact it looks better when the pieces are closer to each other.

  10. klm, zurich says:

    Chess queen wow is an understatement

  11. Arshad Zaheer, Dubai says:

    you should be banned from playing against men or maybe allowed to play with a veil. Just kidding. I admire your multidimensional personality, the way you carry yourself, the projects you do to promote chess, and of course the attacking chess you play. V killer. My best wishes. Blessings.

  12. Max says:

    What shame. Beautiful photos ruined again with your logo across the middle of them. I stopped going to “Pufichek’s” site long ago because he does the same thing. Well, I guess crass commercialism is more important than being high class these days.

  13. Brian says:

    Max, no offense, but do you know why her logo is there? Copyright. My wife is a professional photographer and she does the same thing with her photos online. Prevents unauthorized use. Nothing wrong with Ms. Kosteniuk protecting her interests. Nice photos, Alexandra. Would love to get a nice wooden set, but with a houseful of kids, it wouldn’t last too long. So we have a lot of nice plastic sets.

  14. Chuck says:

    Ms. Kosteniuk — would it be too distracting to play a tournament game with such large and beautifully carved pieces? I’ve often joked with my students that the only reason the pieces are there is so that the spectators can see what’s going in in the minds of the masters. If that’s the case, then I suppose the set you use wouldn’t matter much.

  15. chessqueen says:

    Hi Chuck!
    You are right, it does not matter so much how the pieces look, these pieces are beautiful and it would be a pleasure to play with them. More important is that their size is proportional to the squares. Several of the photos on this page are taken with a board which is a little too small for those pieces, it’s fine for the photo shoot, but not so good to play if the pieces are too big for the board. You’d want a board a little larger, similar to the board on the 3rd photo from the bottom.

  16. paul dunlap says:

    Please come to Houston Chess Queen! It’s a great city to promote chess.

    • chessqueen says:

      I’d love to come to Houston! Ask your local chess club or city or school council to invite me!

  17. R7-Android Super 17 says:

    I can hardly believe that Alexandra still remains a beautiful woman,
    over the years women become ugly.

  18. R7-Android Super 17 says:

    As for the chess board and pieces, I do not distinguish well the cross on the crown of the king, besides that everything is fine.

  19. I will quote a chorus of a song by Caetano Veloso!

    You’re beautiful … yes Vece is beautiful! Like waves of the sea and sunshine …

  20. Andy Dalisay says:

    Can I use one of the pics for my FB cover?

  21. Barry Hyman says:

    All I have to say is “gorgeous”!

  22. Dedy Pohan says:

    owhhh… kosteniuk