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September 15th, 2011

Kings beat Queens in Saint Louis chess; Kosteniuk top Queen result

The beautiful Kings vs. Queens tournament, organized by the Saint Louis Chess Club is over. The Kings won by 31.5 to 18.5, with an impressive showing by Hikaru Nakamura who won the event with 9.5 out of 10! In second place is GM Ben Finegold with 7.5, then IM’s Marc Arnold and IM Jacek Stopa with 6.0. Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, who finished strong with 4 wins in a row, is top woman (Queen) with 5.5, followed by Kateryna Lahno 5.0, Irina Krush 3.0, Anna Zatonskix & Martha Fierro 2.5. The full table, photos and a nice video can be seen below.



The Queens Team (from left to right): Krush, Kosteniuk, Lahno, Fierro & Zatonskih



The King’s Team (from left to right): Stopa, Nakamura, Arnold, Finegold, Cao


A nice video analysis from the event:



If you like this video, you will also like the YouTube channels ChessQueen & ChessKing.



Thanks to the organizers for a superb tournament!

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12 Responses to “Kings beat Queens in Saint Louis chess; Kosteniuk top Queen result”

  1. Ed T says:

    I had the opportunity to watch your interview with Miss Jennifer Shahade, and Mr.Yasser Seirawain
    I have seen, and heard you do many interviews, but this one was great! Alexandra, because I saw you laugh, and joke. And best of all you gave us an insight, as to what you, as a player think during a chess game.
    I hope you will do interviews like this more often, Alexandra.
    As for your wins they were great!
    To paraphrase a movie, “Summer School”. “Ladies, and Gentlemen the Queen is back.”

    You know what’s fantastic about you, Alexandra, unlike Bobby Fischer you always are willing to put yourself on the line. Without temper tantrums, or bad feelings.

    Best Wishes,

    Ed T