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Archive for August, 2004

August 26th, 2004

Alexandra's new Photos came outWe have new high quality chess photos of Alexandra, in a new album signed by well-known Swiss photographer Pierre-William Henry. You can see all 52 photos by clicking here. You can also support Alexandra’s Chess Fund by purchasing Alexandra’s 3rd CD “Chess is Cool” which includes all those photos in high resolution, as well as exclusive video material, commented games, and more. Please visit our Webshop and make your selection!

August 16th, 2004

Alexandra is at the US Open with KarpovAlexandra obtained an excellent 7 out of 9 at the US Open in Fort Lauderdale, only 1/2 point behind the winners of the tournament. She also participated in a book signing event and in the annual Chess Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, where former world champion Anatoly Karpov (on the photo with Alexandra) was inducted. We have a 79-photo web album for you, you can see it by clicking here.

August 12th, 2004

Alexandra played a simul at the US OpenAlexandra is now back in Florida, and she is playing at the US Open in Fort Lauderdale, which started today (5-day schedule). She got second place at the blitz tournament on August 8, the gold going to GM Vasquez of Chile. She played a 12-board simul yesterday and got 11 1/2 out of 12 (11 wins and 1 draw). She gave away 2 chess computers “Alexandra the Great” to the best players, and several other gifts to all players. Look at our 60-photo web album by clicking here. On Friday Alexandra will be at a book signing event at 5PM and at 7:30PM she is invited to the Chess Hall of Fame Annual Induction Dinner, where ex-world champion Anatoly Karpov will also be present. We will give you more news and photos later on.