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Archive for October, 2011

October 12th, 2011

Kosteniuk visits the Swiss Museum of Games

Hi everybody!

I finally have posted the photos from my visit on September 2 to the Swiss Museum of Games in La Tour-de-Peilz, close to Vevey, Switzerland. In French it’s called “Le musée du jeu”. If you ever pass by the French part of Switzerland, I recommend you go and see the museum, which is in a great location close to the Lac Léman. You will be greeted by its Manager, Mr. Ulrich Schädler, who will show you the treasures (many of which related to chess, of course) it contains. See the official web site of the museum for exact address and hours of operation. Below you will see some photos from my visit. There are more photos in my Photo Album Page.

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October 11th, 2011

Halloween Chess Queen Photos with Alexandra Kosteniuk

Hello everybody!

Since Halloween is soon approaching, we’d like to share with you the famous Halloween photos of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk. Feel free to share them with all your chess friends. Please click LIKE if you like them.

The full link to the album on is here:

And on the link is here:
(you can vote on the photos and see which ones are liked best).

Happy Halloween!

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October 9th, 2011

Kaliningrad get the visit of Chess Queen Kosteniuk

Hello everyone!

I visited the city of Kaliningrad on Wednesday for meetings to prepare for the “Alexandra Kosteniuk Chess Cup for Kids U-6, U-8 and U-10”, that will take place in Svetlogorsk (see tournament announcement) on November 26 & 27, 2011.

I made a post in Russian at this link, but for the moment I will share with you some nice photos of that day trip below.


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October 9th, 2011

Steve Jobs. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I am very saddened by the news of the death of Steve Jobs last Wednesday. In a way, he has inspired many of us to be the best we could be, to create, and not to waste a minute of our lives.

I particularly remember the graduation speech he made at Stanford University in June 2005. I made a Livejournal post on January 9, 2006 about it.

I continue to wish to myself, and to all of you to “Stay hungry, and Stay foolish”.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

October 9th, 2011

Game Zhu Chen – Kosteniuk from the Nalchik Chess Grand Prix 2011

Hello everyone!
Below you can play over my game of the first round of the Nalchik Grand Prix.
You can watch the games LIVE at this link every day from 3PM Moscow time (That’s Paris time + 2, or New York time +8).
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October 7th, 2011

Chess Analysis Video Game Kosteniuk – Kurmann

Hello everybody!

I have received lots of emails asking to explain my game against Olivier Kurmann from Leukerbad (Loeche-les-Bains) from this summer’s Swiss National Chess Tournament. In one variation I was ready to sacrifice my Queen (with the move 20. Nxe6!). So I made a video where you can see all the details of the combination that started with 16. c5! and culminated in my opponent resigning after 20. Qh6! A nice miniature, especially nice since I played 1. d4 on the first move, which usually leads to quiet games, but that was not the case in this one!

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October 5th, 2011

Signup for the free Chess Queen Kosteniuk Newsletter!

Hello everyone!
Lots is happening in the world of chess. I’m also working on several new big projects, as well as playing many chess tournaments. To be able to share the information with you, I am creating a special free chess email newsletter. It will contain information on the world of chess, notable chess news, tips, and also news on what projects I am working on. I also will share exclusive news to my Newsletter subscribers before anybody else, and will run some chess puzzle competitions with prizes only for subscribers. Gifts and coupons for free goods and large discounts on products will be included in each Newsletter. Since the newsletter is totally official and will not be spam (it will be opt-in), after you sign up in the right column of my site, after you get the confirmation email please click the “confirm” link. You’ll be able to unsubscribe anytime, of course, but I hope you will stay with me as long as possible!
Yours truly, 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

October 3rd, 2011

Kosteniuk Calls for Donations to FIDE Peace & Sport Project in Palestine

Hello everyone!
As Champion for Peace, after inaugurating the “Ajedrez por la Paz” program in Puerto Tejada, Colombia (see photos) last April, I am pleased to report that I continue to be committed to Peace and am now the patron of a joint project run by the National Chess Federations in Israel and Palestine, with FIDE, called “Chess for Leadership and Creativity“, supported by the NGOs “Jerusalem Suburbs Community Center” and “Care Palestine.” The organization “Peace & Sport“, who does so much to make life better for so many kids in the world, is calling for donations for this project, please help if you can, by clicking here then on the Donations tab.