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July 7th, 2010

Lenzerheide Swiss Championship Starts

Hello everyone!

Today I arrived to the charming Swiss town of Lenzerheide, in the Eastern part of Switzerland. Tomorrow the National Swiss Chess Championship is starting, and I will participate in the Men’s closed event. It will be the strongest championship on record, with 5 GM’s playing (me, Yannick Pelletier, Viktor Kortschnoi, Joe Gallagher and Florian Jenni), and 5 IM’s (Ekström, Züger, Kurmann, Forster, Huss). Read more…

June 17th, 2010

Chess Queen Oranges on eBay?

I’m totally hooked on chess.

I can’t resist checking daily on eBay if there is anything interesting which has a “chess motive” (that’s the keyword “chess”), black & white squares, or any chess pieces. My home is full with chess paintings, chess lamps, chess cushions, big chess pieces. I won’t speak of chess sets, some people say I have too many of those (I don’t agree). Finally, if you’re not convinced, I wear chess shoes, chess belts and chess hair clips, obviously.

So you can imagine the nice surprise Read more…

June 14th, 2010

Kosteniuk Named Ambassador for Tromsø 2014 Chess Bid

Hello Everybody!
I am pleased to let you know that today I have been named Official Ambassador for the bid for the 2014 Chess Olympiads in Tromsø, Norway.

I have already been to Norway this year, and will return next month, for the FIDE Presidential Board in Tromsø. I have been very impressed by the Read more…

June 13th, 2010

Kosteniuk Charity Simul for Cancer Survivors

On June 10, in Moscow, I gave a VIP charity simul to benefit children in very tough situations, without parents or who became incapacitated. The announcement of the event can be found here and photos of the event are here. Each person playing paid $500 which went directly to the charity for the kids.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion

June 13th, 2010

Alexandra Kosteniuk’s Blog moves to

Hello everybody!

I am glad to announce that I have moved my personal blog to this site It’s more in line with my identity Chess Queen®, which I follow on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. If you have any questions you can email me to

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