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December 27th, 2011

Kosteniuk & Team win Silver at World Team Chess Championships

Hello everyone!
The last tournament of the year is over, one of the most prestigious of the year, the women’s world team chess championship, in Mardin, Turkey. It brought Silver medals to all members of my team, Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina and me, Alexandra Kosteniuk. In this event, the Chinese, with Hou Yifan, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Tan Zhongyi, and Zhang Xiaowen, were head above the others, and deserved the Gold. Georgia got Bronze, with Dzagnidze, Javakhishvili, Khotenashvili, Khurtsidze, and Melia, Congratulations to all!  See below for some photos of the event.
I am preparing a review of 2011 to share with you. It was an interesting year, with ups and downs, with some beautiful games, team and individual medals and tournament wins, and many new experiences from which I can learn lessons and head for 2012 full of optimism and continued love of the game of chess. Thanks to all of you for your continued support!
Yours in Chess, Alexandra Kosteniuk



The Turkish Chess Federation prepared beautiful prizes and medals, here are the prizes for our Russian team (silver medal)



FIDE Deputy President Makropoulos, Coach Alexey Korotylev and the players
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Tatiana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina and Nadezhda Kosintseva



That’s me, always defending the cause of chess around the world, with a sword and a smile



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86 Responses to “Kosteniuk & Team win Silver at World Team Chess Championships”

  1. Alexander the Conqueror !!!

  2. Your photo…..you asked for comments!

    So, your smile and a sword…a very dangerous combination!

    Thank you for being open and public about yourself and your chess games. I find it interesting to be able to learn more about the modern chess players who play at a high level all around the world because of the internet.

    You have the best website of all the chess players!

    Also, I think it must be very nice for you to be able to play on a team instead of just playing solo. You must be very proud of your team. I am sure your team is under pressure to win!

    I also enjoy your videos on youtube. They are some of the best chess videos on the internet. I like the stories behind the games and the players. The fans are able to gain a very unique insight into the player and the game itself.

    I like the hand move you made it the blitz game where you checkmated a GM who you had been in chess school with! Checkmate! I guess you do not get to that very often….play a move with checkmate.

    Then the touch move game with Carlsen! Yes, it was blitz, but you know what….you were playing this man under the same rules!

    No doubt you have inspired a lot of kids to learn the game of chess!
    and that is a good thing, right?

    Playing chess in public under the pressure you are under….against the best players must be a real stress builder.. I mean, one bad move and you lose! You must dream of chess games a lot?!

    Have you read the book,

    The Queen’s Gambit,

    by: Walter Stone Tevis (February 28, 1928 – August 8, 1984) was an American novelist and short story writer.

    good luck,

    john

  3. Patricia, Rome says:

    congratulations celebrations and the good cheer go with you into the new year. good show.

  4. alexis cochran, nz says:

    whoa congrats chess queen. i got beaten to congratulating you first this time around i guess. all the best for the new year.

  5. Youngbloed says:

    Congrats Alexandra !!!
    Well done

  6. saira fernandes, madrid says:

    congratulations chess queen to you and your team. wishing you an even greater year ahead. you rock in your superchesswarrior avatar!

  7. anonymous says:

    golly super avatar

  8. jason bourne, london says:

    congrats to the russian girls and special congrats to you chess queen

  9. symeonis, athens says:

    wow conqueror of the chess world the chess superhero is here :)

  10. Terrence Matthew David, london says:

    congratulations silver angels

  11. keith schmidt, berlin says:

    chess warrior or chess queen? or both. congratulations. i like the russian team.

  12. Sayyeed Akram, Dubai says:

    is that the new dress code for top chess tournaments – chess queen will scare everyone.

  13. Sayyeed Akram, Dubai says:

    not that she doesnt already

  14. chris, nj says:

    greetings, congratulations chess queen and a prosperous new year.

  15. amrit puri, knights chess club says:

    may you ring in the new year with the same chess cheer of december. looking forward to cheering for you chess queen. have you put up your calendar yet? for the 2012 tournaments

  16. alexis cochran, nz says:

    all the best chess queen for happy holidays and a successful chess year ahead. i see you get closer to a second world title again. best wishes.

  17. brenda kroll, berlin says:

    the chess warrior princess – kuhl

  18. miguel says:

    have a brilliant chess year ahead chess queen :)

  19. Hamid Al Gufran, Cairo, Egypt says:

    thanking you bow to you chess queen of honor in chess my comments carrying again to you in brilliance before the queen of chess from land of pharos. SUCCESSFUL CHESS YEAR to you in 2012. Thanking you.

  20. sebastian wolff, ny says:

    you rock girl prosperous 2012 to you and your family

  21. kiri ajanuk, hawaii says:

    congratulations to you chess queen and your team. what’s that urn prize? do you girls get to keep it by turn? or guess it goes to russia!

  22. abdul majid, kuala lumpur says:

    wishing you a prosperous new year chess queen

  23. jiu lin, beijing says:

    may the good chess cheer be with you in 2012 also and may you come to beijing again for your lucky city. greetings.

  24. san tan, a fan says:

    prospero ano nueve :)

  25. Tamarind tree says:

    good things in store for you chess queen. have a great 2012 with lots of chess medals.

  26. anonymous says:

    Have a fantastic 2012 dear chess queen

    A psalm of David.
    The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    He leads me beside quiet waters,
    He refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
    Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
    forever.

  27. maria johanna lewis, papua new guinea says:

    Years come and go,
    but this year I specially wish 4 u chess queen
    a double dose of health n happiness
    topped with loads of good fortune.
    Have a great year ahead!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!

  28. andre says:

    more optimism, joy and love of chess in 2012 reina del ajedrez mwah mwah mwah

  29. elina says:

    May your conquests go on. Happy 2k12

  30. tommy sandhu says:

    Wishing you a great year ahead may your millions of fans get the joy again and again of your attacking chess

  31. icaroos, london says:

    Happy new year to my favourite gm

  32. captain Byrd says:

    Have a rocking new year greetings from norway

  33. selina m, paris says:

    All the best for 2012 go conquer the world

  34. kh. takhita, uae says:

    Best 2012 ms chess queen

  35. sands of time, venice says:

    CHESS QUEEN U WR SO MNY HATS WISHING YOU MORE IN 2012 HOW ABT POLITICS? WE NEED CHARISMATIC LEADERS TO HEAL THE WORLD.

  36. Kenneth Abujah says:

    wishing you a great 2012 from mozambique. chess is new for us. you bring fresh air. thank you champion of the world champion queen of the board. greetings always.

  37. k.l.t says:

    bright be the road you are walking, light be the load you are carrying, sweet be the home you are staying, happy be the year you are foreseeing. wishing you lots of love, luck and success. hope to see you on top of the chess world in the coming year. your fan from jamaica. it is a great sport and you alexandra a great ambassador and champion.

  38. praveen thapa, nabin pokharel, ananjaya thapa, kathmandu says:

    wishing you a great chess year ahead. Do put up your calendar soon chess queen. We love to follow your conquests.

  39. p sainath, colombo, sri lanka says:

    greetings for a prosperous and happy new year.

  40. arindam srinath, colombo says:

    for the love of chess for the love of chess queen – cheers to alexandra kosteniuk in 2012

  41. aaron mcgrath, cologne, germany says:

    go great chess queen. blessings for 2012

  42. ju chengshun, beijing says:

    Wishing you and your family a Happy and joyful New Year 2012. That your every dream come true and you find yourself surrounded by friends, laughter, and good times. That good health be your faithful companion, peace your guarded ally, love and generosity your perpetual guide. LOTS OF CHESS SUCCESS ALSO

  43. anita, paris says:

    terrific 2012 for you chess queen. have a great year ahead.

  44. anonymous says:

    feliz año nuevo

  45. volkswagon says:

    greetings for a chess-filled success-filled 2012 to one of the most admired celebrities i know. hail chess queen

  46. volkswagon says:

    سنة جديدة سعيدة

  47. chess queen fan says:

    Wishing you all the best for 2012

  48. dimitris farmakis, athens, greece says:

    Chess queen you make me so keen like a teen about chess :) wish you great success in 2012

  49. pushkin says:

    Double joys double chess success in 2012

  50. Naya saal mubarak, yasmeen, islamabad

  51. hans ascheid, says:

    Big greetings from Berlin Chess Queen. You have been such an inspiration for kids around the world and I wish you starlight super sun success as champion ambassador mom in 2012. :)

  52. kazinsky says:

    Peace, Love, Success 2*0*1*2

  53. mrbrownchocolate says:

    Sweet success to you and your family as sweet as you yourself are. I will remember 2011 for your blazing blitz beijing performance where you took gold ahead of hou yifan kateryna harika dzagnidze stefanova and other very strong players. Have an even greater 2012. :)

  54. kemal bey, turkey says:

    Sunshine Superpowers and Sweet Success to Warrior Chess Queen in 2k12

  55. ali, cairo says:

    Good tidings for 2012 to chess queen

  56. ANONYMOUS says:

    Love and luck your way today tomorrow and always. HAPPT 2012

  57. carla symmonds,barcelona says:

    May bishops support you knights love you rooks help you king be safe pawns found your attack and Queen winner you are yourself. Happy 2012

  58. caraculiambro says:

    Happy Successful 2012 to world champion

  59. ashima, kathmandu says:

    Hello chess queen my sister and we like your chess cartoon and we study your videos. We like you. We are eight years old. We like to play chess. We like to read your messages and photos. Happy New Year

  60. pierre says:

    Hi alexandra chess queen happy new year. Remember me Pierre in red shirt who helped you at Paris airport? I will never forget you. Sorry I lost your number so couldnt phone you. Take care. All the best. Whenever you visit Paris airport remember me your devoted fan. Loves.

  61. baffler, new york says:

    Alexandra Kosteniuk – charming chess queen – may your reign be heard of far and wide in 2012

  62. WE WISH YOU CHESS QUEEN AND ALL YOUR LOVED ONES A FANTASTIC, PROSPEROUS, AND JOYOUS NEW YEAR :) PLUS LOADS OF GOLD MEDALS IN YOUR TOURNAMENTS

  63. Wish you happy new year chess queen

  64. nimmta challenger, norway says:

    happy new year 2012 – all your chess dreams come true. your attacking chess is a pleasure to watch ms kosteniuk

  65. AM, Moscow says:

    Greetings for 2012 wishing great success for you in 2012 Alexandra.

  66. Hey Chess Queen – you know my resolve for 2012 – i am going to follow your wardrobe style and your chess – both are well… wow. Happy New Year

  67. brenda kroll, berlin says:

    May all your lost games becomes stalemates and drawn games becomes wins and wins take you to the title – this is my wish for you in 2012 chess queen. :)

  68. hn, la says:

    A new beginning is perhaps the best time to say…
    It’s so nice to know you…
    And here’s wishing our friendship
    continues to grow in the days to come. Great chess for you in 2012 chess queen.

  69. anastasiya says:

    С наступающим Новым Годом

  70. nikolai k. leningrad says:

    chess queen thank you for a beautiful website and blog. it is very cold here but your chess keeps everyone warm. I hope you spread the chess cheer and warmth all the more in this coming year. Love and luck in 2012

  71. lorena y juan, basque province says:

    un montón de buenos deseos para el 2012 love you chess queen and all you do to make chess such a fascinating sport and not with bad image of being geeks or nerds who are antisocial. i like our girls to play chess. thank you.

  72. Monique, Frankfurt says:

    In 2012 I wish you 200 more points rating points. Blessings.

  73. Greg Nyess, Hong Kong says:

    I wish your blog gets even more hits in the new year.
    Thanks for keeping us informed and updated on what matters in the chess world.

  74. p says:

    wish you all the best for 2011…alexandra.
    ps–also wish your readers a happy new year.
    pamela from milan

  75. arvin, goa india says:

    ur blog was 1 of da best things 2 happen 2 me in 2011. keep up da gud wkr in 2012 2.best wishes.

  76. RICHARD NEX, NY says:

    LET’S HOPE SANITY RULES THE MINDS OF ALL CHESS PLAYERS AND THE WORLD AT LARGE IN 2012.

  77. anonymous says:

    2k12 Rock ON Chess Queen

  78. Mike, Timothy, Pamela, George, Harry from Sherwood Academy says:

    I wish a wish for U, the wish I wish for few… The wish I wish for u is that ur all wishes come true… So keep on wishing as my all wishes r with U….. Happy New Year Chess Queen and all your fans family and friends.

  79. anonymous says:

    I Wish in this new year God gives You..
    12 Month of Happiness,
    52 Weeks of Fun,
    365 Days Success,
    8760 Hours Good Health,
    52600 Minutes Good Luck,
    3153600 Seconds of Joy…with chess

  80. shie tenszing, beijing says:

    yu have best site of chess sportsperson. I study your chess this year. Thanks. Successful Western New Year and I wish you when time for traditional chinese new year also. Hugs.

  81. the river of no return says:

    Chess queen you are my marylyn monroe of chess so wishyou a brilliant 2012 from chicago kisses

  82. android756 says:

    Keep up the Killer Run Bestest 2012 Chess Queen

  83. klm, zurich says:

    Smiles prayers for you dear Alexandra

  84. true lover says:

    a bit belated as i usually dont log on to the internet on sundays. from my whole family – have a great year ahead chess queen.

  85. anonymous says:

    keep defending the cause of chess reina del ajedrez

  86. JONÁS says:

    FELICITACIONES A LAS ABSOLUTAS REINAS DEL AJEDREZ RUSO: KOSTENIUK, POGONINA, HERMANAS KOSINTSEVA, GUNINA.
    ESPERO QUE LO SEAN POR MUCHOS AÑOS MÁS. PORQUE ES AGRADABLE VERLAS.
    PRÁCTICAMENTE, ME HE FAMILIARIZADO CON ESTE EQUIPO RUSO.
    ¡QUÉ MEJOR REGALO PARA NOSOTROS LOS QUE SOMOS SUS SEGUIDORES, EL QUE USTEDES SIGAN BRINDÁNDONOS ESAS ALEGRÍAS!
    FELIZ AÑO 2012:
    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK, NATALIA POGONINA, TATIANA KOSINTSEVA, VALENTINA GUNINA, NADEZHDA KOSINTSEVA.
    QUE SIGAN CON MÁS TRIUNFOS EN CAMPEONATOS IMPORTANTES COMO ESTE CAMPEONATO.