Alexandra Kosteniuk's CHESSQUEEN.COM

Chess Queen® & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Grandmaster Mega-Site & Chess Blog

Archive for August, 2007

August 16th, 2007

the new chess video podcast chess  killer tips is voted Number 1 at Podcast AlleyYou did it! Thanks to many of you, Alexandra’s CHESS KILLER TIPS video podcast made it to #1 of all video podcasts (1,146 entries), as compiled by the well-known podcast aggregator Podcast Alley. Among all podcasts in the world (audio and video), Chess Killer Tips is ranked #24 out of over 34 thousand podcasts. If you haven’t voted yet, you can continue to do so here. Already 20 episodes out and getting close to 1,000 subscribers in less than one month, is that not a good way to promote chess? Please send feedback and ideas for future episodes.

August 13th, 2007

Vote for the new chess video podcast chess  killer tips at Podcast AlleyUPDATE: Today August 13, thanks to your votes, Alexandra’s new chess video podcast “Chess Killer Tips” is up in position #28 (on the Top 50 List) out of 34,223 registered podcasts of all genres at Podcast Alley, which is an incredible success and the best possible promotion for the game of chess. We would be grateful if you could please cast your VOTE for Chess Killer Tips simply entering your email address then confirming the vote when you get the email from Podcast Alley. If many of you vote, Chess Killer Tips can make it to the top 10, and then it will be on Podcast Alley’s Front Page, which will give more exposure to Chess, that would be so nice. Voting and watching the podcast is totally free, and we hope you enjoy it as much as Alexandra enjoys recording them. Links: CKT in iTunes, CKT-016 (MP4), CKT-016 (Flash), Chess Killer Tips Home Page.

August 2nd, 2007

Francesca, the daughter of Granmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk poses with chess piecesThanks to all of you who have sent emails to Alexandra and asked how her daughter Francesca is doing. Well we are pleased to report that Francesca is doing fine, she passed the 4 kilo mark, and today she even was a mini chess star in front of the camera. You can read more about her and see the last photos on Francesca’s personal web site.