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Archive for June, 2010

June 22nd, 2010

Trivia – Where am I training?

Hello everybody!

As you know, last week I was in St. Petersburg at the Economic Forum, then I went back to Moscow, and then took a plane to go to a training camp. Very few people know where that is.

But if with the help of this photo you are the first to guess exactly where it is, I will give you a prize!

Here’s a bigger version of the photo, maybe it helps: Read more…

June 17th, 2010

Trivia – Where am I exactly

Hi everyone!

I’m still in St. Petersburg, today was the last day of the Youth Economic Forum, and after my talk (see photo a little below), my sister Oxana and I went for a walk in town. There are so many beautiful monuments in St. Petersburg, that I’d like to present one to you as a trivia contest, can you guess where exactly the photo was taken and what’s the name of that monument?

You can see me below at a different place, in front of   Read more…

June 17th, 2010

Chess Queen Oranges on eBay?

I’m totally hooked on chess.

I can’t resist checking daily on eBay if there is anything interesting which has a “chess motive” (that’s the keyword “chess”), black & white squares, or any chess pieces. My home is full with chess paintings, chess lamps, chess cushions, big chess pieces. I won’t speak of chess sets, some people say I have too many of those (I don’t agree). Finally, if you’re not convinced, I wear chess shoes, chess belts and chess hair clips, obviously.

So you can imagine the nice surprise Read more…

June 16th, 2010

Chess is Cool Comic published in Greek!

Hello boys and girls!

Can you guess what I am saying in the comic image to the left?

It’s taken from the Greek version of my comic series “Chess is Cool”, which I created together with René Duret from the Netherlands.

Thanks to Constantine Koutsoukos, who helped me translate it into Greek, and who got it published in the Greek kids magazine Read more…

June 16th, 2010

Kosteniuk speaks at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Hi everybody!

I’m at the 1st St. Petersburg Youth Economic Forum right now, which is part of the larger yearly St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

I’m the member of a working group on how to build better cities of the future, and tomorrow will be giving a talk about it (and I will use chess analogies!). Today, we had the visit of President Medvedev, and tomorrow Read more…

June 14th, 2010

Kosteniuk Named Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid

Hello Everybody!
I am pleased to let you know that today I have been named Official Ambassador for the bid for the 2014 Chess Olympiads in Tromsø, Norway.

I have already been to Norway this year, and will return next month, for the FIDE Presidential Board in Tromsø. I have been very impressed by the Read more…

June 14th, 2010

Alexandra Kosteniukhas been named ambassador for Tromso 2014

We have just received the news that the Reigning Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk has been named Official Ambassador for the bid for the Chess Olympiads in Tromsø 2014, alongside Magnus Carlsen, current World #1 according to FIDE rating. Read the full press release and more on

June 13th, 2010

Kosteniuk Charity Simul for Cancer Survivors

On June 10, in Moscow, I gave a VIP charity simul to benefit children in very tough situations, without parents or who became incapacitated. The announcement of the event can be found here and photos of the event are here. Each person playing paid $500 which went directly to the charity for the kids.
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Women’s World Chess Champion

June 13th, 2010

Alexandra Kosteniuk’s Blog moves to

Hello everybody!

I am glad to announce that I have moved my personal blog to this site It’s more in line with my identity Chess Queen®, which I follow on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. If you have any questions you can email me to

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June 12th, 2010

Alexandra Kosteniuk's blog moves to

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of Alexandra’s new chess blog, located at, which will be the place where Alexandra will post her news and thoughts about chess. Her women’s chess blog will expand to contain both men’s and women’s chess news, which has been an overwhelming request from fans all over the world.