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Archive for March, 2008

March 26th, 2008

Alexandra kosteniuk ran in the Alexandra visited today Ben Silva’s elective chess class at the Miami Beach Senior High and gave a chess lecture based on the game she won against Huss. She talked about the ideas behind the Queen’s Indian Defense, and showed several spectacular games on that theme. You can see some photos of the events on this chesspics album. You can also download for free the PGN file with all detailed analysis or the complete 4-page PDF of the lecture content. More information, photos and even a video can be found on the official Miami-Dade Scholastic Chess Blog.

March 21st, 2008

Alexandra kosteniuk ran in the Alexandra has posted new podcast episodes, which are free for you to download/listen/watch: 1) Audio podcast Chess is Cool Episode 29 2) Video Podcast Chess Killer Tips (Episode 52 Flash, Quicktime, Episode 53 Flash, Quicktime) 3) Commented game Aronian – Van Wely: Flash, Quicktime. Enjoy!

March 9th, 2008

Alexandra kosteniuk ran in the Next month Alexandra will make a visit to New York, invited by the one of the Nation’s top schools, Columbia University. She
will give a Simul to the members of the Columbia Chess Club in the afternoon of Sunday April 13. Last year Columbia invited Hikaru Nakamura, see the report of that event. Two days before that, on April 11 at 7:30 PM Alexandra will play a Rapid in the home of the brilliant ex-world champion Bobby Fischer, the Marshall Chess Club, at 23 West 10th Street. Come and play the Friday Rapid or watch Alexandra play, attendance is open to all.

March 8th, 2008

Alexandra kosteniuk ran in the
Alexandra participated yesterday in the Miami Beach Ocean Drive 5K Run, and won her 20-24 age category with the excellent time of 21 minutes and 31 seconds for the 5 kilometers (approx. 3.1 miles, that’s a pace under 7 minutes per mile). She came in 7th woman overall, in a field of over 1,000 runners. You can see all exact results of the race by visiting this site, then by selecting menu items: Results – Calendar View – March 2008 – Ocean Drive Run – Results.