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July 9th, 2012

Russia beats China 2012 in Saint Petersburg

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays in the Russian team vs. ChinaI was in Saint Petersburg last week to play in the prestigious Russia vs. China chess match. The event has men and men sections of 5 players each and is played in both classical (5 games) and rapid sections (10 games). This year in the men section, Russia was on top, while in the women, China won. Overall, Russia defeated China overall with 77.5 vs. 72.5 and took the top prize. Full results can be found on Chess Blog and check out my classical game against Zhao Xue on Chess King.


As for the women’s team, our team comprised two Grandmaster trainers Sergei Rublevsky (2693), and Evgeniy Najer (2664), and players Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, and Baira Kovanova. The Russians ladies results were as follows: Valentina Gunina 3 + 6.5 = 9.5 out of 15 games, Alexandra Kosteniuk 3 + 6.5 = 9.5 out of 15, Natalia Pogonina 1.5 + 4.5 = 6 out of 15, Olga Girya 2 + 4 = 6 out of 15, Baira Kovanova 1 + 3 = 4 out of 15.


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk


Above: Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk before her game in the match Russia vs. China


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays in the Russian team against China


Above: The Russian women’s team, Kosteniuk, Gunina, Pogonina, Girya and Kovanova (coaches Najer and Rublevsky)


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays in the Russian team against China


Above: The Russian women’s team, Pogonina, coach Rublevsky, Kovanova, Girya, coach Najer, Gunina, Kosteniuk, at the restaurant “Baklazhan” in Saint Petersburg


Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk in Saint Petersburg, Russia


Above: Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk in Saint Petersburg, Russia (photo taken at 11 PM during the “white nights”)


I’ll soon comment some games and post them on my site!


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9 Responses to “Russia beats China 2012 in Saint Petersburg”

  1. chris, ny says:

    hey you are wearing a chess queen hair pin now thats glamor

  2. derrick says:

    so cool and joyous all the best at the olympiad

  3. j.l. vienna says:

    you are a great inspiration to kids chess queen they don’t have to be nerdy to play chess or study differently chess is normal – congrats

  4. Sririaj Srinivasan, Chennai says:

    congrats to valentina and chess queen for best performance

  5. derrick says:

    sometimes you girls make me wonder chess queen you make look chess so easy for us mere mortals though we know its tough REAL TOUGH congratulations for who you are and all your victories love you

  6. Jason Bourne, LA says:

    you are an inspiring chess queen

  7. Luis Medina says:

    Hi Alexandra , I would like to teach chess to my little son Solomon with 5 years old and yes he is very interesting and willing to learn this fantastic game but I’m having a hart time on trying to figure out what is the best way to do so; Could you please give me any advise and what would be the best way to do so.

    Thanks,

    Luis Medina

  8. sandra, rome says:

    neat

  9. Terrence, Colorado says:

    cool chess queen