Alexandra Kosteniuk's CHESSQUEEN.COM

Chess Queen® & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Grandmaster Mega-Site & Chess Blog


April 10th, 2013

Kosteniuk at Nashville Chess SuperNationals with 5335 players

Video of the opening of the SuperNationals with Alexandra KosteniukI just got back from the largest rated chess tournament ever, the 2013 SuperNationals, to which I was invited to open the event, and to play a chess simultaneous exhibition at the start of the event! I had a couple book signings in the bookstore on Friday and Saturday, and the lines were huge and did not stop during the 4+ hours I was there. Below you can see a few photos and a couple videos by the USCF so you can sense the great chess atmosphere present.


A video on the opening of the 2013 Chess SuperNationals:



Another video just before my simul, thanks to Jennifer Shahade for doing a great job in Nashville!




A few photos of me giving the simul:



Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk gives a simul at the SuperNationals in Nashville


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk gives a simul at the SuperNationals in Nashville


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk gives a simul at the SuperNationals in Nashville


I played 37 players at the same time, and won 36 games. I drew with Varvara Okuneva, on the photo below. She was quite a tough opponent!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


Here is the view from my window. The hotel is the largest in the world, over 2880 rooms!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


Thanks to the USCF for treating me so well, I was given the Presidential Suite, which is enormous, with various living rooms, sports room, full kitchen, it’s bigger than my apartment at home!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


A typical view of a playing hall, with hundreds of kids eager to play chess!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


My two signing sessions were so popular, I signed hundreds of books, signed scoresheets and was taken in photo with my fans!


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


That’s me at the SuperNationals:


Chess Queen Kosteniuk at the 2013 SuperNationals in Nashville


By buying any of my products at my web shop, on Amazon, on eBay, you help me pay for my chess training. Thanks!



Posted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
12th women’s world chess champion
www.chessqueen.com

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Chess Tournament, scholastic | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Kosteniuk at Nashville Chess SuperNationals with 5335 players”

  1. Carlos says:

    Congratulations Alexandra,the chess Queen you are a great promoter of the royal game.

  2. Dear GM Alexandra,
    First may I congratulate you on your awesome Simultaneous score and achievement! (I think if I played it, the score would be the reverse…1 draw and 36 losses!)
    Anyway, I am enjoying your Chess King program immensely! If I was retired, I would play much more, in an effort to improve my rating to perhaps Class A or Expert, if I am lucky! Or, even perhaps lucky enough to play you in a simul!
    Take care, and again, Congratulations! Best Regards,
    Steve

  3. JL vienna says:

    Oh wow

    • Donald Pink ( mazdadon ) says:

      Fantastic to see you have brought big interest to the game
      and great to see you have brought glamour and beauty too. So congratlations Alexandra well done, chess is a love mine.

  4. nabil says:

    Thank you for giving so much pleasure and joy to children at NASHVILLE during the chess simultaneous exhibition.
    GOD BLESS THE QUEEN.

  5. alexis, nz says:

    So the Super Chess Queen made the SuperNationals even more Super!

  6. nabil says:

    Thank you very much for giving pleasure and joy to children at NASHVILLE 2013 Chess SuperNationals during the chess simultaneous exhibition.

    GOD BLESS THE QUEEN.

  7. S.N. Colombo says:

    Congratulations GM Kosteniuk – I am lost for breath. How do you manage to do so much. You are one GREAT CHESS INSPIRATION.

  8. sebastian wolff, washington says:

    YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION – A BEAUTIFUL ONE AN INTELLIGENT ONE – MY twins ate crazy about you:)

  9. sebastian wolff, washington says:

    YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION – A BEAUTIFUL ONE AN INTELLIGENT ONE – MY twins are crazy about you:)

  10. Chris, NY says:

    Hey Chess Queen Kisses, Hugs, and Blessings – You are a Chess Charmer :)

  11. luis says:

    Hola Alexandra, hoy he seguido varios de sus juegos. Eres increible.

    Un abrazo.

    luis

  12. Adam Porth says:

    My daughter played you in the simul and really enjoyed it. After analyzing her French Defense against you and fixing some issues, she won all her games as black! Thank you so much. PS Dylan says hi.

  13. anonymous says:

    Chess Queen you are always awesome and always double awesome with kids.

  14. Carlos says:

    Great job!

Leave a Reply