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January 19th, 2005

Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk wins against GM Onischuk at CorusAlexandra created a sensation by beating Grandmaster Alexander Onischuk, ELO 2652, 47th strongest player in the world, at the first round of the Corus Grandmaster “B” tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Onischuk was the first board in the USA men team in the recent Calvia Olympiads. The game was fascinating, and lasted 114 moves! You can watch it in an applet by clicking here. We have the best PHOTO ALBUMS of the tournament. After 4 rounds, Alexandra has 1.5 points, yesterday she drew GM Cheparinov (ELO 2562). Today is a day off, nine more rounds to go!

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