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Archive for June, 2004

June 23rd, 2004

Alexandra won the PWPW CupIn the period June 18-21, Alexandra participated in the PWPW Chess Cup in Warsaw (Poland), together with Almira Skripchenko (France), and the whole Polish Olympic Team (Dworakowska, Radziewicz, Socko, and Zielinska). The games played were G/25 with 10 seconds added to each move. Alexandra took first place with 6.5 out of 10, Congratulations! Look at the detailed results here, and you can see the games here, games viewable in an applet or they can be downloaded here in pgn.

June 17th, 2004

Alexandra at the prize giving of the Sudostroitelny CupOn June 15, Alexandra was awarded the Sudostroitelny Cup, for her win in the SMS-Internet match against the World. To celebrate this, she played a 20-board Simul against VIP’s with a result of 19/20 (18 wins, 2 draw, no losses). The first prize of $5,000 was handed to Vladimir Litus who guessed most moves correctly in the Megamatch sponsored by Sudostroitelny Bank, hosted by the newspaper “Kommersant” and Other prizes were given out, such as Chess Computers “Alexandra the Great” by Excalibur Electronics. Look at out 106 photo album by clicking here.

June 17th, 2004

Alexandra gets Congratulated for becoming European Champion 2004On June 11, during a special Press Conference at the Petrosian Match in Moscow, Alexandra was congratulated by the Vice-Chairman of the Russian Chess Federation Valerii Zubov for becoming the Woman European Chess Champion 2004, the very first time a Russian achieves that award! She then stayed on and commented the games in progress with ex-world champion Boris Spassky. Watch our 23 pictures of the event by clicking here.

June 9th, 2004

Alexandra at the Belaya Ladya Tournament OpeningOn June 3 Was the Opening Ceremony of the Belaya Ladya Youth Tournament in Moscow, where both Garry Kasparov and Alexandra Kosteniuk were invited. Alexandra participated in the Press Conference, then she gave a 19-board simul to the a group of Candidate Masters, with a result of +14, =4, -1, showing that young players can be very good if they work hard. You can see photos of the event by clicking here.