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February 9th, 2013

Play with Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk at Nashville SuperNationals on April 4, 2013!

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk will play a simul in Nashville SuperNationals TournamentToday the USCF has announced that 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has been invited to the Nashville Chess SuperNationals, which take place Friday, April 5th through Sunday April 7th, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The SuperNationals is the largest event run by the USCF. More than 5,000 scholastic chess players are expected to attend, putting it among the largest chess events ever held. Alexandra will play a simul on Thursday at 2 PM. Here is the official page about the SuperNationals. Since the simul is limited to a maximum of 40 players, it’s recommended to sign up early. See you there!

January 14th, 2013

Wonderful Chess Letters from Vicky Guadagno’s Students

Chess drawing by Josephine ChanHello everyone! I was so happy today to receive a huge box filled with wonderful chess letters from Vicky Guadagno’s 2nd grade chess students from P.S. 18 in Queens (New York), with beautiful drawings, wishes, even gifts! I will treasure them! Vicky tells me chess is as popular as ever at her school, that’s great, although I am sure a lot has to do with the fact Vicky is the teacher. Below I thank everyone who sent me letters. I will be putting in the mail today some chess gifts for all of Vicky’s chess students to enjoy! Check out Vicky Guadagno’s LinkedIn Profile, Facebook Page, Web site.

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May 14th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the Nashville National Elementary Championships on May 13, 2012

I just got back from Nashville, and it was a wonderful chess tournament, with over 2200 kids playing, from all over the USA! They were in teams, with their parents, with their coaches, all with a great positive spirit. I have met lots of great talented young chess players in Nashville. Below are some photos from the event. Read more…

May 8th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk to visit the Nashville National Elementary Chess Championships on May 13, 2012

I’m coming to Nashville, Tennessee to the 2012 National Elementary Championships to help promote chess! The National Elementary is the top K-6 (Kindergarten to 6th grade) tournament in the nation. There will be over 2,200 kids playing for hundreds of trophies and over $20,000 in scholarships! If you have a chance come to see me on Sunday morning and beginning afternoon at or close to the chess bookstore, I’ll be glad to talk to you, have photos taken with you, sign autographs. I’ll also have on stock my books and DVD’s and can advise you what’s best to improve at chess. Check out the USCF list of Nationals, and register if you have not yet done so.