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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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