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May 20th, 2005

Alexandra Kosteniuk is playing in the Samara SuperfinalAlexandra is continuing strong and is leading the Russian Superfinal with 5 out of 6 points, with 4 wins and 2 draws up to now. On the photo to the left you see Alexandra at the beginning of her game with Nadezhda Kosintseva (which Alexandra won). Yesterday Alexandra beat Natalia Pogonina in 30 moves in a Sicilian Dragon, don’t miss her winning 29.Rh8+! sacrifice by looking at her game here. Today Alexandra beat Matveeva in 18 moves. Continue to watch the games live daily by clicking here. The tournament is fiercely fought, especially by the “K’s” Kosteniuk, Kovalevskaya, and the two Kosintseva sisters.

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