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Archive for January, 2003

January 30th, 2003

Just before going tomorrow to the Italian part of Switzerland to play the match against Sergei Karjakin, Alexandra is taking a day off in the Swiss Alps. We thought you would enjoy seeing a few pictures

January 27th, 2003

In the last round of the Wijk aan Zee Grandmaster tournament, Alexandra drew against whiz kid Sergei Karjakin. The game was very interesting, you can see it here. We have also for you several photo galleries!
Paris Christmas Photos, and
Hastings Photos, and
Wijk aan Zee Photos, and
Photos of a stroll through Paris today January 27, 2003, . Look out for the 6-game match against Sergei Karjakin in Brissago Feb. 1-6, 2003!

January 24th, 2003

Today Alexandra won a very beautiful game (with a nice sacrifice of the exchange to get a crushing attack) against GM Ian Rogers of Australia. You can watch the game by clicking

January 23rd, 2003

After many requests from fans, and thanks to Pascal Villalba from, we finally
implemented a chess viewer application, courtesy of You are now able to watch all of Alexandra’s games right from our site! Check it out!
Click to see Alexandra’s Wijk aan Zee games.Let us know if it does not work properly and which method works best for you.

January 20th, 2003

Alexandra is halfway through the Closed Corus Grandmaster Tournament B in Wijk aan Zee (Holland), and after a difficult start, she just won two games in a row. Thanks to all fans who have sent letters of support, it’s working! You can see the full details and even the games here . After it’s finished we’ll publish the photos we took during the tournament.

January 6th, 2003

Alexandra just finished the very difficult Premier invitational tournament in Hastings (England), where she started being the lowest rated player, against 9 male grandmasters. Her theoretical expected result was 3.2 points, and she did just about that, getting 3.0 points, winning games against GM Tseshkovsky and in the last round winning against GM McShane, with draws against GM Sasikirian and GM Arkell. While she wanted to do better (she missed several good opportunities), it’s only while playing against stronger players that you get better yourself. Way to go, Alexandra! 🙂
You can see the detailed results here . In 3 days she will head to Wijk aan Zee (Holland) to participate in another strong invitational tournament, we’ll keep you posted!

January 6th, 2003

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Alexandra would like to wish to the whole world and especially her fans a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR 2003! May all your wishes come true, and may you be happy, healthy, and have love accompany you all year long! 🙂