Alexandra Kosteniuk's CHESSQUEEN.COM

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November 6th, 2004

Alexandra's received the higest chess title of Grandmaster (men)BREAKING NEWS:We are pleased to report that Alexandra Kosteniuk, who already holds titles of WIM and WGM (women titles), and IM (International Master, Men), has just been awarded the highest chess title of all, GM (Grandmaster, Men). The FIDE ratified her GM (men) application at the recent FIDE Congress, held at the Calvia Olympiads on October 30, 2004. Alexandra is now the 10th woman in the whole history of chess to get that highest title. Before Alexandra, the only women who have ever achieved the GM title are: N. Gaprindashvili, M. Chiburdanidze, J. Polgar, Xie Jun, S. Polgar, Zhu Chen, A. Stefanova, H. Koneru, P. Cramling. Alexandra is now Number 1 Girl in the world and Number 4 Woman in the world. She is the first Russian female chess player to ever get the GM (men) title. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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