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May 7th, 2012

Chess & Cactuses – 9 Queens Honors Kosteniuk at Tucson Chess Fest

Hello everyone!

I just came back from a wonderful trip to Tucson, Arizona, where I visited the 9 Queens Chess Fest. There were lots of chess activities for kids and grown-ups, it was one of the best chess promotion events I’ve ever been to!

I was able to meet  a lot of new chess friends, play a simul against 40 players (I won all 40 games), and even the next day enjoyed the warm weather, which allowed me to take lots of photos of beautiful cactuses. I would like to thank especially Jean Hoffman and Vicky Lazaro who worked round the clock with a great group of volunteers to make this Fest a great success. Check 9 Queens Blog & Facebook page. Also check out my photos below.

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May 2nd, 2012

May 5 Tucson 9Queens Chess Fest with Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

This Saturday I will be in Tucson, Arizona for the 9 Queens Chess Fest!

Here is 9 Queens’s announcement: We are thrilled to host the our biggest Chess Fest ever    this Saturday, May 5, from 2-5 pm, at the Hotel Congress, 311 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ with special guest Alexandra Kosteniuk. The free, family chess festival will feature activities for everyone including: beginner chess lessons, a chess simultaneous exhibit, face-painting, chess arts and crafts, and a life-size chess set. For more information visit our website or email

I will hand out presents for all the kids, and will donate 50% of all sales of my chess products “Chess King” to 9 Queens. If you order anything from my shop until Sunday and mention as a comment “50% to 9Queens”, I will donate 50% to 9 Queens! So make yourself a gift and at the same time help out 9 Queens.

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March 20th, 2012

May 5 Tucson Chess Fest invites Chess Queen Kosteniuk

Press Release: 9 Queens brings Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk to celebrate Tucson’s chess community. Alexandra will be honored at the 5th Annual Chess Fest and will receive the 9 Queens Award. The event is sponsored by the Soroptomist International of Desert Tucson and Chess King software. Read the full press release below and mark your calendars if you can make it to Tucson on May 5!
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