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November 20th, 2013

Cosmopolitan Russia features Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk featured in Cosmopolitan RussiaI am pleased to share with you a special feature in the Russian edition of Cosmopolitan of December 2013. The interview is interesting and deals with my personal life and how I combine my professional chess life with the life of a fashion conscious lady. Makes you feel like learning Russian? Below is a scan of the article, it’s a good way to promote chess to the general public. Let me know if you like the photos!
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November 10th, 2012

Artist Natalia Vasilyeva paints Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk painted by artist Natalia Vasilyeva navasyI would like to thank Moscow graphic artist Natalia Vasilyeva (have a look at her illustration blog) who made this very nice drawing of me. Natalia is well known on Instagram under the nick @navasy. Read the great write-up with Natalia’s illustrations is posted on AnnaRuska or simply visit Natalia’s own blog. I love Natalia’s style, she paints in Faber Castell Pastel and Watercolor pencils. Each painting is done on white paper and can take up to 12 hours. Very impressive!

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October 8th, 2012

New In Chess Features 1993 Photo of Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk in New In ChessI got in my mail recently the issue 2012#6 of the excellent Chess Magazine New In Chess, and was pleased to see on pages 10-11 an old photo of me, my sister and my Dad from 1993 (I was 9 years old). The article is called “Getting Girls on the Board”. It mentions my recent portrait and pictorial in the USA edition of Vogue Magazine.

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July 25th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk featured in Vogue Magazine USA August 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk is featured in Vogue August  2012I’m pleased to let you know that I have been featured in fashion magazine VOGUE, USA Edition, in the August 2012 issue, which hits newsstands on July 24, 2012. That issue is called the “Vogue Age Issue“, and it puts six very different women, ages 28 to 89, in the spotlight. One of them is me, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and as you can imagine the main theme is what I love to do – play chess, show why it’s a cool game, and promote chess around the world! This story was in the works since February, when I was contacted by Vogue New York, then a most professional team came to Florida to work on the story, among them professional photographer Ralph Mecke, Reporter Rebecca Johnson, and sittings editor Kathryn Neale, whom I thank for a wonderful job! I hope this article will give a boost to chess in the USA, especially for kids and for girls, too!
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December 2nd, 2011

Chess Queen Kosteniuk featured in Chess Life Dress Like a Grandmaster

Hello everyone!
Nice surprise to see I was featured in the brand new December 2011 Chess Life Magazine, in a feature article called “Dress Like a Grandmaster” (click on the title to read it). Do you think chess players should dress nicely when they play a public tournament, or do you think it does not matter how they are dressed?
Press (Facebook) LIKE if you think the 2 photos were well chosen by the editor of Chess Life, and write your comments to this post below.

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