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Archive for April, 2005

April 26th, 2005

Pierre-W. Henry creates new master beach photos of Grandmaster Alexandra KosteniukLast week, we had the visit of famous Swiss photographer Pierre-William Henry, and asked him to do a summer beach chess fashion photo shoot. He has done a fantastic job and we are pleased to present to you 49 wonderful chess-fashion photos of Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk in Miami. See them by clicking here. We hope these photos will prove that “Chess is Cool” and will help to promote chess in the world, which is Alexandra’s most fondest dream.

April 24th, 2005

Alexandra Kosteniuk is holding the smallest chess set ever madeOn April 14, Alexandra was in Colombia on the TV show “Yo, Jose Gabriel”, and she was given as a present the smallest chess chess set ever made, which measures only 1.2 centimeters in total for all 8 squares and pieces! It’s made in Tinjaca, Boyaca (Colombia), and is in Tagua, which is a fruit of the ivory-nut palm, which becomes very hard and is also called vegetable ivory. The artists are Cesar Bonilla and his wife Julia Vergara, who are true masters of their craft. See the chess set next to a standard Queen here, and enlarged here.

April 23rd, 2005

Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk turns 21 todayToday 23rd of April Alexandra is celebrating her 21st birthday, congratulations! In the name of all chess players of the world we thank Alexandra for giving us her love of chess, and wish her continued success in her career and in her personal life. In a few days Alexandra will be going back to Moscow to prepare for the Russian Women Superfinal which will take place in Samara in 3 weeks.

April 15th, 2005

Alexandra Kosteniuk comes in  first in 5K raceAlexandra ran today a 5 kilometer race in Coconut Grove (Miami), and did a spectacular performance, completing the race in just over 21 minutes. She was the 4th woman overall and she won her age category (20-24 years). Look at her getting her Gold Trophy! More photos to follow soon. This shows that to be a good chess player you need to be in perfect physical condition. Mens sana in corpore sanum, as says the latin proverb. Follow Alexandra’s example!

April 9th, 2005

Alexandra Kosteniuk is in ColombiaAlexandra has been invited by the brand Tarrito Rojo of the company JGB to promote chess in Colombia, with events in Bogota, Cartagena and Cali. Today she gave a simul at Bogota’s Unicentro to the top 26 finishers of the Chess Talent tourney that was recently been held. Alexandra did a great +19 =5 -2, with many presents given out, including a laptop and many other gifts. Tomorrow she will play 40 kids at the Parque Bolivar and on Monday she will have a meeting with the Colombian first lady, to sponsor the project to have chess a school subject for all Colombian kids.

April 2nd, 2005

Pufichek's Press Review about Alexandra KosteniukWe are glad to present to you today a Press Report about chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. See the report by clicking here.