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September 19th, 2012

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk comments on YouTube her aggressive chess variant against Soumya

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk wins against Sumya in a very aggressive variationHello everyone!
I have commented on my YouTube channel my game from the 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiads against Swaminathan Soumya from India.The game started as a quiet Caro-Kann, but I quickly moved it to an extremely aggressive variation that my trainer GM Alexander Riazantsev and I had prepared for a special occasion several months ago. My win allowed my team to win against India 3-1, and later on we won the Olympiads Gold medals, for the second time in a row. As of today my YouTube channel counts 998,600+ video views, so I will soon be celebrating my first million YouTube views. If you like my videos and would like me to record more of them, please click LIKE to this post and “Thumbs up” in YouTube. In this video I use the program Chess King (description, video, shop), and you can find an applet to replay the game generated by Chess King at this link.

Here is the direct link to the YouTube video.

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10 Responses to “Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk comments on YouTube her aggressive chess variant against Soumya”

  1. aerodarts says:

    I read that the -”Caro-Kann can not usually be defeated by direct attacks. The Black position can usually absorb what ever White throws at it, and complex endgame play is typical”.

    I think you attacked directly and powerfully! Thanks for going over the games and teaching me more about chess.

    john marceaux


    Super attack but very double edged guess the risk and nerve ah but thats why you are the chess queen ;)

  3. sandra, rome says:

    tht was total destruction from word go congrats chess queen

  4. Sebastian Wolff, Washington says:

    solid game thanks for the video – great viewing

  5. Jason Bourne, Los Angeles says:

    you rock chess queen – i think h4 was it rest all fell in place!

  6. Jason Bourne, Los Angeles says:

    must add: not everyone has the guts to play h4 at that level and situation – wow you rock when on attack!

  7. MP, Paris says:


  8. KosteniukFAN says:

    great game. very strong, poetic and beautiful. congrats alexandra.

  9. Ali, Dubai says:


  10. anonymous says:

    Dynamite Chess Queen – AK47 must be a milder weapon :)