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December 16th, 2011

Alexandra Kosteniuk wins Bronze Medal at Blindfold Mind Sport Games 2011

Hello everyone!
The 2011 Sport Accord Mind Sports Games are over and they were great! In the 3 events, I took Gold medal in the Rapid, 4th place in the Blitz, and Bronze in the Blindfold event. The only other player who also got 2 medals is Hou Yifan who got 2 Gold medals, in the blitz and in the blindfold, congratulations to her! The other ladies who got medals are Lahno and Dzagnidze (Silver & Bronze in the Rapid), Stefanova and Muzychuk A. (Silver and Bronze in the Blitz), and Cmilyte (Silver in the Blindfold). Thanks to Sport Accord for the kind words about me Read more…

December 11th, 2011

Queen Kosteniuk wins Gold at Mind Sport Games Chess Rapid 2011

I’m so pleased to announce that I won the first Gold medal at the 2011 Mind Sport Games women’s chess rapid event, with 6 out of 7 (wins against Zatonskih, Dzagnidze, Paehtz, Dembo, Lahno and draws againt Ju and  A. Muzychuk).  Silver went to Kateryna Lahno and Bronze to Nana Dzagnidze, congratulations to them too! The competition was very tough, read what was published on the official site: “The former World champion and Ambassador of the SportAccord World Mind Games, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk from Russia crowned a successful performance and even won the last game of the rapid tourney against Yelena Dembo. She became the first female winner of this very interesting competition. Finally, she scored 6 points out of 7 – what a brilliant result!”

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