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August 26th, 2012

The Russian Women’s Chess Olympiad Team is ready for Istanbul 2012

The Russian Olympic chess team 2012The 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiads are starting tomorrow, we just finished our 10-day training camps in the outskirts of Moscow. I will be playing as usual with the Russian national chess team (we’re the defending champions of the last Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 Olympiads). We have a terrific line-up:

GM Tatiana Kosintseva (2530)
GM Nadezhda Kosintseva (2524)
IM Valentina Gunina (2507)
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (2489)
WGM Natalija Pogonina (2448)

We have three coaches dedicated to our women’s team: GM Sergei Rublevsky (2693), GM Alexander Riazantsev  (2712), and GM Evgeniy Najer (2664).

If you have an iPhone or iPad you can follow the results at any moment with the free 2012 Olympiad iOS app.

Here’s the photo a little bigger:

Russian Chess National Team for the 2012 Chess Olympiads in Istanbul

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

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10 Responses to “The Russian Women’s Chess Olympiad Team is ready for Istanbul 2012”

  1. alexis cochran, nz says:

    super chess queen super girl go win!!!

  2. sandra, rome says:

    All the best to the Russian team – nothing compares to you…

  3. Tara Smith, Zurich says:

    Woohooo Girls You Rock take care play well focus and retain your title greetings from europe


    Go crush

  5. Keith Larkins, Manchester says:

    Magic to you and to your team chess queen defend your title well

  6. Terrence, Colorado says:

    i want to say congrats in advance YAYA

  7. Peter says:

    Go get them Alexandra! You are the best! Thank you for sharing! All the best, Peter

  8. Hasan Qadir, Muscat says:

    charge of the light brigade best of luck

  9. anonymous says:

    just be careful with the chinese and ukraine and georgia a but rest is piece of cake GOLD FOR RUSSIA

  10. Egemen says:

    In women’s category either Russia or China will be the champion. In Men’s Russia is a clear favorites. And finally, the most beautiful woman in chess right now is Tatiana Kosintseva. I love you Tanya!