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October 14th, 2014

Kosteniuk Chess Photo surfaces after 23 years

Alexandra Kosteniuk in 1991Hi everyone! I was so happy to get an email today from Stein in Norway with the message: “I visited Moscow many years ago, and played chess with a little girl sitting on the streetside. I think the little girl was you. You won easy. I send you a picture of the girl. It was you, yes?” – Yes it was!! I think it was late 1991 or early 1992, when I was only 7 or 8 years old, and I was practicing and earning some pocket money playing people in Moscow. So nice to see that great photo of me. You can see an album of photos of me from that period here. So an enormous thanks goes to Stein in Oslo, you made my day!
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May 23rd, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk is the Chess Cover Story in Echo Magazine in Switzerland

Chess Queen Kosteniuk on the cover of Echo MagazineWhile I was playing in the Geneva Grand Prix last week (see my report for the moment in Russian and in English thanks to Google Translate), the French-Swiss magazine Echo came out with an article about chess, and I made the cover with it.
Check it out below or read it on the Magazine’s site.
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December 21st, 2012

Regina degli Scacchi Kosteniuk featured in Italian new Magazine SPQ&R

Regina degli Scacchi Alexandra KosteniukA new magazine is born in Italy! Scacchi, Pugilato, Qualcos’altro e Rugby (SPQ&R) is a magazine that puts together some sports that are not mainstream in Italy (chess, boxing, rugby and chessboxing). It wants to popularise these by offering enough pages of each sport to have a varied readership that can get to know the other sports. The magazine looks at each sport from a multiplicity of angles: exclusive interviews and reports, articles about the history and artistic side of the sports and plenty of interdisciplinary articles such as: chess and travel, chess and art, rugby and pugilism, chess and martial arts, boxing and cinema and so on. Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk is featured on the cover of this new magazine and comments one of her games. You can download the whole first issue for free here.

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October 31st, 2012

Alexandra Kosteniuk wishes you a Happy Chess Halloween!

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk Happy Chess Halloween to all!
I’d like to share with you my Halloween chess photos. Feel free to share them with all your chess friends. Please click LIKE if you like them.

The full link to the album here 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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June 24th, 2012

Three very Smart Beauties – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk and the Kosintseva sistersToday we’d like to present a couple photos taken both in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) in 2004 and in 2012. They show the Russian chess champions Alexandra Kosteniuk and the sisters Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva. The first photo was taken in 2004 during the Russian Superfinal (news). The last one was taken last week during the 2012 Grand Prix (news). In between these 8 years, all three ladies have won countless titles and awards, all three won at least once the Russian championship, and they are now all full GM’s. Both Alexandra and Tatiana have been European champions, and Alexandra has been the 12th women’s world chess champion 2008-2010. Together all three girls have won many team competitions (2010 Olympiads, 2007-2009-2011 European Team Championships). A great combination of competition and friendship! Best wishes to all of them for the continuation of their careers!

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April 4th, 2012

Photo Shoot Kosteniuk with an Andalusian Chess Set

Hi everyone!
I just want to share with you some nice photos taken today with a nice Andalusian Chess Set I recently got from ChessMaze International.
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December 20th, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Chess Holidays from Alexandra Kosteniuk!

Hello everybody,

In this wonderful pre-Christmas period, I’d like to wish you all great holidays! If you have a moment free, try to play some chess! I’d like to thank you, my fans, here on my site, on Twitter, on Facebook, on YouTube, for supporting me all year long, I could not play chess without your support! I hope that 2012 will be a great chess year for all of you. Play some nice chess, train with Chess King, and most important, share the love of chess around you!

With chess and love, Alexandra 🙂

P.S. Check out the photos below and tell me if you like them.

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