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Archive for October, 2004

October 22nd, 2004

Alexandra beat Stefanova againToday Alexandra, with the black pieces, beat current World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova in a Sicilian Defense and won in very nice style. Of the top teams, only China continued strong with a 2.5-0.5 win over France, others drew 1.5-1.5. China is still first in the rankings, with Russia and the USA tied at 6th-7th. Still 6 rounds to go, anything can still happen. Come back and see our news tomorrow!

October 18th, 2004

Russia beat the USA at the Calvia OlympiadsToday was the 4th round in Calvia and one of the most important matches has taken place: The USA against Russia. While both teams are very strong, Russia won 2 to 1 without losing any game. On the first board Alexandra Kosteniuk drew against Susan Polgar, on the second Tatiana Kosintseva beat Irina Krush, and on the third board Ekaterina Kovalevskaya drew against Anna Zatonskih. There are still 10 rounds to go, anything can happen, especially since the Chinese are also shooting for the Gold. Come back often and follow our reports. Tomorrow we will update our photo album with many new photos.

October 18th, 2004

Alexandra is playing at the Calvia OlympiadsThe Olympiads in Calvia (Majorca, Spain) have started! Alexandra is leading the very strong Russian team on the first board, with her teammates Kovalevskaya, and Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva. The Russian team won the first match against Iceland 2.5/3, the second against Azerbaidjan with 3/3, the third match against Vietnam 2/3, a good start to what will be a very tough Olympiad (14 rounds, 11 to go). Today Russia is playing against the USA, it should be very interesting! We will have more news almost every day, and hundreds of photos for you, we will update our photo album with new photos all the time! So come back often to see us, and visit Calvia’s official site.

October 17th, 2004

Alexandra's FIDE rating is 2508 on October 1, 2004 We are pleased to report that Alexandra’s October 1, 2004 FIDE Rating is 2508, which keeps her Number 1 Girl in the world and Number 4 Woman in the world. Alexandra is the top rated woman in Russia, which guarantees her the first board at the coming Olympiads in Calvia. She is also waiting to have her GM (men) title ratified by the FIDE at their next Congress during the Olympiads in October.