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April 10th, 2013

Kosteniuk at Nashville Chess SuperNationals with 5335 players

Video of the opening of the SuperNationals with Alexandra KosteniukI just got back from the largest rated chess tournament ever, the 2013 SuperNationals, to which I was invited to open the event, and to play a chess simultaneous exhibition at the start of the event! I had a couple book signings in the bookstore on Friday and Saturday, and the lines were huge and did not stop during the 4+ hours I was there. Below you can see a few photos and a couple videos by the USCF so you can sense the great chess atmosphere present.

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December 14th, 2010

Kosteniuk Christmas Goodwill Simul Offer

Hi everybody!

I’ve decided to repeat last year’s successful chess promotion and offer a free chess simul to a deserving chess club or school in the USA. Read my post about it and my thoughts about the closing 2010 chess year, and how I’m getting ready for 2011.

Link to the original post here.

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

August 20th, 2010

Kosteniuk to give a Simul in Sierre

Hi everybody!

I’m pleased to announce I will give a simul in the charming town of Sierre, in the sunny canton du Valais, in Switzerland, on October 9, 2010, at 1 PM. It will take place at the Centre Commercial Manor of Sierre. It seems it’s possible to sign up, although preference will be given to local players. Sierre is organizing the simul to celebrate the great result of their first team Valais 1 in the National Team Championship.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion & &

August 7th, 2010

Kosteniuk Chess960 Simul

Hi everybody!

Tonight I gave a 20-board Chess960 simul at the 2010 Mainz Chess Classic, while Vishy Anand gave a 40-board Classical Chess Simul. What was special about my simul is that I played chess with different starting positions on the board, none of the 20 boards had a classical chess setup!

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