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Archive for January, 2004

January 18th, 2004

Alexandra visited Excalibur
During her cross-USA trip, Alexandra passed by the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show and visited Excalibur Electronics’ booth. Excalibur is the manufacturer of the chess computer “Alexandra the Great” (named after Alexandra, of course), and Alexandra was showing everybody how to use it. It’s a talking chess computer with 136 levels, and fun to play with. Look at our photos by clicking here! Now solve correctly our new puzzle in the right column and be included in the drawing for the next prize Alexandra will be giving out! 🙂

January 16th, 2004

Solutions to the Christmas CompetitionOut of more than 580 entries we finally have 11 prize winners, picked randomly by Alexandra! The big prize (Talking Chess Computer Alexandra the Great) goes to Jonathan Soo Hoo (11 years old) from San Francisco! Winners of other prizes are: Kasper Dog, Roberto Allievi (Italy), Willy (Mexico City), Axel Schneider, Peter Wakka (Belgium), Franklin Monarca (Brazil), Fasuto Castro (California), Natusechka (Russia), Sasha Shevchenko (St. Petersburg), Gordon Magat (New York). As soon as we get everybody’s addresses we will mail all the gifts! Bravo to the winners, thanks for participating, and in a few days we will put up another puzzle for you! Good luck!

January 15th, 2004

Alexandra is back in MiamiAlexandra finally got back to Miami, after driving from Miami to California and back in 15 days. We have a photo album for you of Alexandra resting at the beach. Tomorrow is the big day: Alexandra will be announcing the winners of our Christmas Competition (2 puzzles in left column)! It’s not too late to send in your entry! Do it now! Good luck!

January 5th, 2004

Alexandra wen hiking in the Grand CanyonHere is a gift for our members: Alexandra is doing a cross-USA Tour, driving from Miami to San Francisco, through the whole USA, East to West and back! We will have hundreds of wonderful photos for you! These photos are dedicated to members who have supported Alexandra throughout the year. It’s not too late to be able to join (and thereby get a user id and password to open the membership area), we offer this great deal for a few days more only: buy anything from Alexandra’s web shop (book, CD, etc.) or donate anything to her Chess Fund and you will be a member till end of 2004! Please support Alexandra, her Chess Fund needs it! Then Look at our wonderful photos: day 3: Dallas (31 photos), day 5-Dec. 31: Grand Canyon (27 photos), day 6 -Jan. 1: Grand Canyon-Las Vegas (14 photos), day 9 -Jan. 4: San Diego (20 photos)