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Archive for the ‘Chess Video’ Category

July 7th, 2014

25 new Video Tutorials for Chess King 4 for PC/Mac posted today

Hello everybody!
Following last week’s announcement that Chess King 4 for Mac is now available, I made 2 video tutorials for Chess King 4 and together with Steve Lopez’ wonderful new 23 video tutorials, posted all 25 videos online, that’s more than 2 hours of tutorials, guaranteed to make you a super user of Chess King, ready to go and win more chess games.
You can watch them either directly on our YouTube “ChessKing” channel (all the 25 videos are in this playlist), or on the Chess King Training site. And if you want to buy yourself a copy of chess King 2, 3, 4 for PC or Mac, don’t forget that the code 10dOFF will make you save $10 over any order above $50.
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December 1st, 2013

Alexandra Kosteniuk Challenges you with a Super Fast Knight Challenge

Kosteniuk and the Knight ChallengeHello everybody! I was teaching my daughter how to train moving the chess knight across the board as fast as possible, and she asked me to show how to do it fast. I recorded a short video about how I can do it in about 3 seconds (with slow motion). If there is anybody out there who can do it faster, I’m glad to announce that Chess King has offered several prizes to anybody who can do it faster than me. So practice your knight’s moves and speed, and send me by email the result (video or link to video), and you may win a prize! Good luck! (Please “Like” my post and my video if you want me to make more chess videos!)
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May 23rd, 2013

Chess Music Videos with Photos of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk in music videosHello everyone! A Russian fan contacted me on Twitter to let me know that he published 2 music videos with slideshows of some of my photos. The first song is truly a chess song, called “e2-e4″ by the Russian group “Recital” of 1984 (that’s the year I was born) and with chess lyrics, the singer is Alexander Kalyanov. The second is by the group VIA, music by Viacheslav Dobrynin, and singer Alexei Kondakov. Both videos are embedded below. Please “like” the videos and my post, and share on Twitter and Facebook!

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February 6th, 2013

New YouTube Chess Video: Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan, SportAccord Mind Sport Games 2012

Kosteniuk beats Hou YifamI just uploaded a new chess video to my YouTube Channel “ChessQueen“. It’s my game against 13th women’s world chess champion Hou Yifan, played last month at the Sport Accord Mind Sports Games in Beijing. The game is a complicated Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen variation, where I go all out for an attack on the black king. I won the game in 26 moves. If you like it, please click the “Thumbs Up” button in YouTube, the “Share” button on Facebook, and Retweet on Twitter! Let me know in the comments if you like the video and if you’d like me to make more chess videos, and if yes, what kinds of chess videos. In the video I use the software “Chess King“. Enjoy!

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September 19th, 2012

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk comments on YouTube her aggressive chess variant against Soumya

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk wins against Sumya in a very aggressive variationHello everyone!
I have commented on my YouTube channel my game from the 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiads against Swaminathan Soumya from India.The game started as a quiet Caro-Kann, but I quickly moved it to an extremely aggressive variation that my trainer GM Alexander Riazantsev and I had prepared for a special occasion several months ago. My win allowed my team to win against India 3-1, and later on we won the Olympiads Gold medals, for the second time in a row. As of today my YouTube channel counts 998,600+ video views, so I will soon be celebrating my first million YouTube views. If you like my videos and would like me to record more of them, please click LIKE to this post and “Thumbs up” in YouTube. In this video I use the program Chess King (description, video, shop), and you can find an applet to replay the game generated by Chess King at this link.

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July 25th, 2012

Kosteniuk’s Slow Motion Checkmate Knockout chess video vs Wang Hao goes viral on YouTube

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk check mates Wang HaoLess than 24 hours have passed since we posted on YouTube the 1 minute 47 seconds video of the checkmate, and over 1000 views have been registered on YouTube, and the number is rising fast [now 3 days = 3,000+ views]. The video shows the confident looking Chinese #1 Super Grandmaster Wang Hao blunder against an opponent ranked close to 300 ELO points below him, and the brutal shock he gets with the checkmating of his king. The moves are in extreme slow-motion, and you can imagine the thought process that went in the Chinese GM’s mind when he was holding on to his knight on f5. Here is the direct link to the video in YouTube. Please click “Thumbs Up” or “Like” if you appreciate the video and would like more chess videos by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk. Some more “classic” chess videos you must watch: Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Judit Polgar,
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July 22nd, 2012

Sensation in Biel: Kosteniuk beats Wang Hao ELO 2739 and finishes above Magnus Carlsen

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk beats Wan HaoToday I was invited to one of the world’s most prestigious exhibition blitz tournaments, in Biel, Switzerland. Most of the other players were super-Grandmasters 2700+ including world’s #1 Magnus Carlsen (2837). In the quarter finals, I was able to beat 1.5-0.5 Chinese super-GM Wang Hao (2739), rated almost 300 points above me, and was only eliminated in the semi-finals against GM Etienne Bacrot (2713), who created the other sensation of the day by beating Magnus Carlsen. The tournament was finally won by Hikaru Nakamura (2778) who beat Etienne Bacrot in the final, congratulations to him!

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February 16th, 2012

Video Endorsement for Chess King Software by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Hello everyone!
Just before leaving for Moscow and tomorrow playing in the ACP 2012 Women’s Cup in Tbilisi, I recorded this 48-seconds video about Chess King. Hope you like it! Please watch the video on the YouTube page and give “thumbs up” to the video. Thanks! The code I mention in this video will give the best price available for Chess King or Chess King Pro worldwide ($49 at this time whereas list is $99). See the video below.
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February 11th, 2012

Echec et Mat Program on Corsican TV features Chess Queen Kosteniuk

Hello everybody!
Our friend Leo Battesti from Corsica just let me know that I was featured in this week’s TV program. Check out the announcement of the French Chess Federation and you can watch the 5-minute program here. It’s in Corsican language. At the end there is a competition where you have to solve a Mate in 1 problem.
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January 27th, 2012

Chess Queen Kosteniuk opens new LIVE UStream Channel

Hello everyone!

Many people have asked me to help comment live chess games as they happen, so I opened an account with Ustream with nickname “Kosteniuk” (www.ustream.tv/user/kosteniuk). On Tuesday I made a broadcast in Russian, and today in English. Ustream keeps recordings of the broadcast, you can watch the English one here. During the broadcast I was commenting the LIVE games of Wijk aan Zee (live link here) and of Gibraltar (live link here) and answering any questions that were coming in the chat or via the social sites.

Follow my Twitter and Facebook to hear about next broadcasting days and times.

December 20th, 2011

Chess Queen Kosteniuk introduces Chess King software

Hello everyone!
As you know, Chess King with Houdini 2 , the new affordable professional chess software, has been out for about a week and we are shipping it worldwide. My husband and I and a great team of chess programmers have been working on it for the last 2 years and we are very proud of the result, it’s powerful enough for a GM and simple enough for a kid to use, and has exclusive features not found anywhere (the random mode to prove you can win an won game is unbelievably useful). And the price of $49 (with coupon code INTROKING50) makes it an amazing value, since it includes the strongest chess engine in the world Houdini 2 and the biggest GigaKing Chess Games Database. We are continuing the deals below until the end of the year since they proved so popular. Read about Chess King (launch, tutorial) and get yourself a copy!



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