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October 6th, 2008

Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk wins Gold at the Mind Sport Games in Beijing

Update: Alexandra won today the vote for the top sports person of the month on the leading Russian Sports Site Sportbox. This is a first for chess since Alexandra was in competition with very popular sports people such as tennis players Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva, and swimmers Oxana Savchenko and Larisa Ilchenko. Thanks to all of you who voted, your support is really appreciated. The whole final stages of the vote against Olympic Gold medalist Ilchenko was live on national Russian TV and so chess got extreme coverage. For millions of people, chess was really cool today.

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