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Archive for July, 2011

July 20th, 2011

Alexandra Kosteniuk Chess Cup U-6, U-8, U-10 in Svetlogorsk, Russia on November 26-27 2011

Dear friends!

As you may know, each year I organize a tournament for kids, with many prizes and no entry fee, so I am glad to let you know that this year it will take place again!

The 5th Alexandra Kosteniuk’s Chess Cup will take place on November 26-27, 2011 in the city of Svetlogorsk, Russia. All kids born in 2001 and younger are invited to take part in this tournament. There is no entry fee and each participant gets a present. Read more…

July 18th, 2011

Kosteniuk’s Beef Stroganoff featured by Migros

Hi everyone!
In this week’s Migros magazine, distributed free to every household in Switzerland, I am featured on the cover and on 4 pages showing one of my favorite recipes, the one for Beef Stroganoff. Read the article and interview and check out the pictures!
Bon appétit!
Alexandra :-)

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July 16th, 2011

Kosteniuk 2011 Swiss Chess960 Champion

Hi everybody!
Today I am pleased to report that at the Biel Chess Festival I showed a good result in the 2011 Swiss Chess960 Championship, with a third place in the tournament and the best result by Swiss players.
I am posting some photos below and soon will post the full table of results, as soon as it is available.
As for my personal result in the tournament, I won against I. Lamoureux (2093), P. Lee (1876), GM Sebastien Maze (2578), FM Tom Weber (2324), and GM Christian Bauer (2637), drew against GM Boris Grachev (2680) and lost only to GM Tigran Gharamian (2670), total 5.5/7.

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July 15th, 2011

Kortchnoi and Kosteniuk Swiss Champions 2011

Hello everyone!

I just came back from the 2011 Swiss National Chess Championship in Leukerbad, Switzerland. It was won by GM Bauer with 7.5/9, followed by GM Sokolov 7 points. The best Swiss were the amazing Viktor Korchnoi (men) with 6.5 and Alexandra Kosteniuk (women) with 5.5. While I am not happy with my result (I started quite well with 4/4, but had a horrible end of tournament), I nevertheless had a great time in Switzerland (especially spending time with Viktor and his wife Petra) and played some nice games at the beginning of the tournament. I will soon post a nice game I won against Kurmann in that event.

More photos, statistics, to come soon! Tomorrow I’m off to Biel to play the Chess960 and Rapid events!

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