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Archive for August, 2009

August 28th, 2009

World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is in Vogue Russia

In Moscow Alexandra happened to buy the magazine Vogue and found an article about her! At first she was surprised by their choice of photo, but after thinking for awhile it makes good sense :-) Sorry the article is in Russian!


August 8th, 2009

World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk became US Open Blitz Champion

Alexandra Kosteniuk was the winner today in the Indianapolis U.S. Open Chess Blitz event. She obtained 12.5 out of 14 games (11 wins and 3 draws) to secure the title. The official results are posted on the organizer’s site. We have a video recording of all the games, one or two will probably make their way to ChessQueen channel on YouTube.


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August 7th, 2009

World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is playing at the US chess open

Alexandra Kosteniuk had a great US Open in Indianapolis, getting 5.5 out of the 6 first games and in total 7 out of 9 points. She comments her first day of the championship on her blog here. Her comments and games from the second day are now also on her blog. Tomorrow August 8 Alexandra will participate in the Open Blitz tournament, we will let you know how it goes and on Sunday night we will find out which is the final rank she obtained in the Open.




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August 6th, 2009

World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is the Chess Journalist of the Year 2009

The very respected Association “Chess Journalists of America” (CJA), has elected Alexandra Kosteniuk as the Chess Journalist of the Year 2009, congratulations! You can read Alexandra’s statement among the finalists for the title and find out more about the CJA. Membership is only $10 per year, it’s open to journalists (chess writers, webmasters, podcasters, photographers, etc.) of the whole world and Alexandra strongly advises to become a member and support the promotion of chess around the world.



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August 2nd, 2009

World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk runs a chess puzzle contest

Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is glad to announce a new regular Grand-Prix chessblog.com Puzzle Contest (click here for August 2009 Contest).

You will need to solve 3 chess puzzles, ranging in difficulty from easy to difficult. They will be challenging and interesting for everyone. Try to solve them on your own without help from the computer. Since there are prizes, please answer only by email before the end of August and not by entering comments in the guestbook or in my blog. Good luck!



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