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May 29th, 2012

One Half Lifetime ago Kosteniuk was also World Chess Champion

Hello everybody! I found in my files an old video from 1998, 14 years ago, I’m sure you will enjoy it! It was filmed in France at the World Rapid Chess Championship. Anatoly Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion of history is holding my trophy. 10 years later, I will also become the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion of history.
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May 23rd, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday to Anatoly Karpov

Hello everybody!

Today I’d like to wish a most wonderful birthday to the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Evgenievich Karpov.

There is a lot that connects me to Anatoly, and not only our initials (we’re both “A.K.”!)

In the photo you can see me getting an autograph from Anatoly when I was only 6 years old, in 1990. That autograph was one of my most prized possessions, and stimulated me to work hard on chess. Little did I know that Read more…