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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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5 Responses to “Kosteniuk Chess Photo surfaces after 23 years”

  1. Maria Aver, Berlin says:

    I am speechless so this is how world champions are made. The photo may have triggered some memories for you dear Chess Queen, but surely very inspirational for all your fans. Way to go. All the best.