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Archive for June, 2011

June 24th, 2011

Gangi & Kosteniuk Announce Exclusive Chess Pocket Watch “Scacco Matto GMT3”

Hello everybody!

It is my pleasure to announce my partnership with the Italian creator and Swiss watchmaker Pasquale Gangi in giving birth to the most exclusive chess pocket watch ever made: Scacco Matto GMT3!

I have never seen such a beautiful watch that can be used to play chess! It is a true piece of art! Of course it has 3 time zones for big travelers, but also has a complete system to time a chess game, including the elegant flags that go up and down as time goes by. It’s extremely exclusive and reserved for the most discerning connoisseurs and chess collectors. It has 2 sides with different functions (see photos on this page). The base model is in Titanium, but individual models can be made with diamonds and other expensive gems… Read more…

June 17th, 2011

Kosteniuk’s ChessQueen Twitter gets 150K Followers

Hello everybody!

Today I reached 150,000 Twitter followers on my English @chessqueen account! I started working with that account in 2009 and am in my third year of tweeting, I’m totally hooked! I’ve started to tweet also in Russian and my separate @kosteniuk account has recently passed 2000 followers and is gaining momentum. Note that I often post on the Russian account photos that I don’t post on the English account, so feel free to follow both accounts. Twitter is amazing, it’s the fastest way to get news or to share news, if you’re not familiar with Twitter, give it a try! Read more…

June 8th, 2011

Kosteniuk Launches Chess Queen Couture Clothing Brand

Hello everybody!

I am pleased to introduce to the world a new line of chess clothing exclusively for ladies:

A competition was held to select the best artists for this project and I am very pleased of the result, I hope you will like it too. I’ve long felt that it is important to show our love of the game around us and to be proud of being ladies chess players. Chess Queen™ Couture embodies elegance and style, and is now available to be purchased by chess lovers around the world.

Make yourself or your loved one a gift that can be worn with pride. Available on the shop of our partner site currently in 2 models and 4 sizes S, M, L, and XL. More photos of the current models available are presented below. Buy one today! Read more…

June 7th, 2011

Kosteniuk Chess Tips featured in Top 10 Blog

Hello everyone!

Today the site Top 10 Blog published my top 10 chess tips.

I hope you find them useful. Let me know if you agree with the tips or would like to suggest more or different chess tips!

Posted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
12th Women’s World Chess Champion


June 4th, 2011

Kosteniuk Posts New Orlov Chess Sets Photos

Hi everybody!

Following my visit to the Chess factory in Orlov last month (see my previous post of the visit), I was asked to make a photo series to promote the company’s chess sets.

A photo session was made yesterday with Pufichek (see other photos by Pufichek), and the result can be seen in this new photoalbum.

Some samples are below.

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