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March 29th, 2014

Alexandra Kosteniuk participates in April 6 Day of Sport for Peace

Kosteniuk Champion for PeaceI am glad to announce that I will participate in the Peace and Sport International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, on April 6, 2014, and will play a goodwill simul on at 8 PM Moscow time. More details will follow soon.
You will recall I was named Champion for Peace (see Press Release, with other champions for Peace, among which you can find champions Novak Djokovic, Yelena Isinbayeva, Paula Radcliffe, Marie-José Pérec and many more) and inaugurated a Chess for Peace program in Puerto Tejada, Colombia. I also supported the project “Chess for Creativity and Leadership” in Palestine.
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November 24th, 2013

Kosteniuk to play Goodwill simul in favor of Telethon Geneva on December 8, 2013

Kosteniuk to play chess simul in Geneva TelethonIf you happen to be in Geneva, Switzerland on December 8 at 2 PM, come and meet me or even play with me in a 30-player simul at the yearly Geneva Telethon, which collects money to support research to cure people from genetic diseases. You can read the announcement below.

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December 5th, 2012

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk was at the Peace and Sport Sochi Forum

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk at the Sochi Forum of Peace and SportThis week an 8-minute video interview by Peace and Sport was published, with Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk, a Champion for Peace (see Press Release) in the organization Peace and Sport supported by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, speaking of her love of chess and how chess and sport can promote peace in the world. Alexandra was at the 2012 Sochi Forum, together with other great champions, such as Elena Isinbayeva. You will recall that Alexandra inaugurated the chess program in Puerto Tejada, Colombia and has supported the chess program in Palestine/Israel. Read the full report of the Sochi Conference at this link and check out some photos below.

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August 10th, 2012

Peace and Sport Congratulates Champion for Peace Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk honored by Joel Bouzou Peace and SportsI got a very nice letter today from the President of the not-for-profit organization Peace and Sport, for which I have been a “Champion for Peace” for a couple years now (see the official 2010 Press Release). I helped to inaugurate a chess program in a poor area of Colombia Puerto Tejada, and I have been the godmother of the program “Chess for Creativity and Leadership” to empower Palestinian women thanks to chess. I hope to be able to help promote Peace in the world more in the coming months with Peace and Sport. In the meanwhile, I am planning on going soon to the Peace and Sport 2012 International Forum in Sochi at the end of October/beginning November and I will be a speaker there.

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March 20th, 2012

May 5 Tucson Chess Fest invites Chess Queen Kosteniuk

Press Release: 9 Queens brings Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk to celebrate Tucson’s chess community. Alexandra will be honored at the 5th Annual Chess Fest and will receive the 9 Queens Award. The event is sponsored by the Soroptomist International of Desert Tucson and Chess King software. Read the full press release below and mark your calendars if you can make it to Tucson on May 5!
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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.

September 9th, 2011

Kosteniuk Receives 2011 Special Friend of the USCF Award

It was a great surprise at my return to Miami to get in the mail an award of “Special Friend of the USCF 2011”. It was accompanied by a nice letter, signed by the Executive Director of the USCF Bill Hall. Thank you! I’m always ready to do more to promote chess in America, and of course also in all the countries in the world!


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March 27th, 2011

Detroit Chess gets Visit by Alexandra Kosteniuk

Hello everybody!
I had a great time yesterday in Detroit at the Thinker’s Chess Challenge Final. I met more than 200 kids, analyzed chess games with them, gave a lecture, answered questions, signed books, distributed prizes to the winners. Everyone had a great time. Read the article that just came out in the Detroit Free Press.

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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