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Archive for January, 2009

January 30th, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk will go to New York for a simul for the US Chess Trust

Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk will soon be in New York! She will perform a 20-board Simul as a Fundraising event to benefit the US Chess Trust. It will take place on March 21 at 2 PM at the British International School of New York.

You can read the exclusive interview given to Beatriz Marinello on the US Chess Trust web site.

January 25th, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk was on Fox TV

Probably today’s best mass promotion of chess was when Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk appeared on National Fox TV in the popular show “Sunday Sports Xtra”. You can watch it by going to the chessmovies site.

Separate from that, we were told that the CBS story will air next Sunday night and we will tell you as soon as we find out when the news piece will come out. Lots of magazine and newspaper articles about chess are in the pipeline, we’ll post them shortly.

By the way, have you seen Alexandra’s commented game against Tatiana Kosintseva on YouTube?

January 23rd, 2009

Alexandra Kosteniuk gos to the Supernationals

Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is now in Miami, and she’s been very busy with the media giving interviews to promote chess. Mark your calendars, on Sunday she’ll be at 11 PM on TV Fox (Channel 7) and also on Sunday but at 11:30 PM on CBS (Channel 4), and and then again several times on Monday on CBS news.

Alexandra has also confirmed she will be present at the 2009 Supernationals in Nashville, Tennessee, at the beginning of April, it will be the biggest chess party of the year! If you have not yet signed up, do it now!

Alexandra is giving chess classes to kids who will participate, so if you’re in the Miami area, write alexandra an email, it’s never too early to start preparing for the tournament.

January 13th, 2009

Kosteniuk signing session at Books and Books

On the 11th of January was Alexandra’s first book signing for her newly released book “Diary of a Chess Queen“, in Coral Gable’s Books & Books. As the last book signing, it was a lively question and answer and most attendees left with an autographed copy of Alexandra’s book.

Read Alexandra’s report with photos of this event on her chess blog. On the photo to the left you can see Grandmaster Julio Becerra who just got his copy of Alexandra’s book. If you’d like to order your own copy with free autograph, you can do it on Alexandra’s web shop.

January 3rd, 2009

The hottest chess event of 2008: Watch my video about how I became the 12th Women World Champion in the history of chess. It’s published on my YouTube channel, where you can find many other high quality chess blitz videos in bigger size.