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Archive for November, 2013

November 25th, 2013

Chess Autumn Review by Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra KosteniukAs it happens pretty often, my chess autumn this year was extremely busy. During two months, from September 18 to November 17, I played 33 tournament games, made 1561 moves over the board, won 18 games, lost 6 and made 9 draws. I completed 12 flights and took two train rides, in five countries. I hosted the 7th Alexandra Kosteniuk Chess Cup for Kids, gave one 21-board simul, rose my classical FIDE rating by 31 points and came back into the world top 10. Here is my story.
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November 24th, 2013

Kosteniuk to play Goodwill simul in favor of Telethon Geneva on December 8, 2013

Kosteniuk to play chess simul in Geneva TelethonIf you happen to be in Geneva, Switzerland on December 8 at 2 PM, come and meet me or even play with me in a 30-player simul at the yearly Geneva Telethon, which collects money to support research to cure people from genetic diseases. You can read the announcement below.

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November 23rd, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk Appointed Ambassador of the 2013 Sport Accord World Mind Games

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is World Mind Games AmbassadorThis year again, 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk will be the official Chess Ambassador of the 2013 Sport Accord World Mind Games, which will take place in beijing, China between the 12th and 18th of December 2013. You can read the official announcement here. This is the third edition of the Mind Sports Games. It’s a unique multi-sport event which highlights the great value of Mind Sports. The world’s best players will deliver top-level performances and create new valuable experiences based on intelligence, strategy and exercise of mind.

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November 20th, 2013

Cosmopolitan Russia features Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk featured in Cosmopolitan RussiaI am pleased to share with you a special feature in the Russian edition of Cosmopolitan of December 2013. The interview is interesting and deals with my personal life and how I combine my professional chess life with the life of a fashion conscious lady. Makes you feel like learning Russian? Below is a scan of the article, it’s a good way to promote chess to the general public. Let me know if you like the photos!
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November 18th, 2013

Alexandra Kosteniuk Top Russian Woman and World Top 9

Following her European Team Championship success with the amazing score of 7.5/8 (tournament top performance of 2766!), Alexandra Kosteniuk gained over 16 ELO points to reach 2526 ELO, which makes her #9 woman in the world and top woman player in Russia. You can see live chess ratings for women on this site. That’s a little lower than her record of 2540 achieved in 2006, just before she became 2008 women’s world chess champion, but close to 90 ELO more than last year this time. In Rapid and Blitz Alexandra has 2588 and 2612 ELO, respectively.

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