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January 2nd, 2014

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk Reviews her Chess Year 2013

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

My 2013 competition chess year is over! It was filled with interesting games, exciting discoveries, beautiful combinations and sad omissions. In this post I review my 2013 chess year so I can move forward to my competition year 2014. Overall the year 2013 was quite successful for me – I increased my rating to 2527 Elo and I finished the year in the worlds women top 10. In this post I share with you (in Russian for the moment – use Google Translate for full text in English – but you get to see the photos and games) the most important and memorable events of 2013.


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May 28th, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk’s Peace Message: Play Chess, No Wars!

Chess Queen Kosteniuk is champion for Peace for Peace & SportsBelow you will find a 4-minute interview I gave last time I was in Sochi at the Peace & Sports Forum. I consider it my duty to do the most I can to promote Peace in the World, and Chess helps me to do that! Watch the video to see my message of Peace.

You will recall I was named Champion for Peace (see Press Release, see the current champions for Peace, among which you will find champions Novak Djokovic, Yelena Isinbayeva, Paula Radcliffe, Marie-José Pérec and many more) and inaugurated a Chess for Peace program in Puerto Tejada, Colombia. I also supported the project “Chess for Creativity and Leadership” in Palestine.

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March 6th, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the Fatherland

Chess Queen Kosteniuk gets Order for Merit to the FatherlandAt the same time as I received the Certificate of Honorable Master of Sports of Russia last week (see post), I received officially the Medal and booklet representing the Order For Merit to the Fatherland. The certificate to me, Alexandra Kosteniuk was signed by President Medvedev. This award was given based on my win of the women’s world chess crown in 2008, and is extremely rare, even in the second class. Read about the Order For Merit to the Fatherland on Wikipedia. It shows how important Russia considers the game of chess and values champions who have brought fame to their country.

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January 11th, 2013

Dr Laura Ciel Live Radio Interview of Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk on the Dr Laura Ciel Radio ShowYesterday January 9 I was interviewed live on top rated Dr Laura Ciel Radio Show. You can listen to it here. The Dr Laura Ciel Show Is A Global Talk Show With The Intent To Inspire People Who Find Themselves In A Place Of Frustration, Sadness, Despair, Grief, Anger, Crisis Or Chaos To Create The Life They Want To Live. Through Your Questions, Information And Guest Interviews Listeners Will Be Inspired To Drop Their Excuses And Start Living The Life They Want Right Now Whether It Is In The Areas Of Personal Achievement, Relationships, Career+Money And/Or Health+Body. You can read about Dr. Laura’s Ciel show here.

January 3rd, 2013

Russian Scientific Documentary about the Super Brain of Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk

Super Brain of Chess Queen Alexandra KosteniukWe were able to get hold of the 27-minute Russian scientific documentary produced for the Russian TV channel “Russia 2″ last month and called “Супер Мозг” = “Super Brain”. The game of chess is used to show how the brain works. The video features 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk, who goes through several scientific experiments, including a brain tomography while solving a chess problem. Experiments are also conducted with male GM Alexander Riazantsev to see if there are any differences between men’s and women’s brains. There are differences. The video is in Russian, note that you can use the “subtitles” feature of YouTube, it’s wonderful, the subtitles are translated on the fly, mouse over the arrow in the bottom right of the player and then choose the CC option to see the captions menu. Once you do, you will see the default language and the ability to “translated” the captions. Once you click on “translate,” you will be able to choose from 35 different languages.
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January 2nd, 2013

Chess Queen Kosteniuk Reviews her Chess Year 2012

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk reviews 2012 performance My 2012 competition chess year is over! It was filled with interesting games, exciting discoveries, beautiful combinations and sad omissions. In this post I review my 2012 chess year so I can move forward to my competition year 2013. Overall the year 2012 was quite successful for me – I increased my rating by 50 points to 2495 Elo as well as got new great rapid (2575) and blitz (2581) ratings. I was able to win several important events. In this post I share with you (in Russian for the moment – use Google Translate for full text in English – but you get to see the photos and games) the most important and memorable events of 2012.
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November 12th, 2012

Vedomosti’s Magazine features Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk and Gangi’s Scacco Matto GMT3

Alexandra Kosteniuk with scacco matte GMT3 of GangiThe November issue of Vedomosti’s magazine “Kak Potratit’” (translated as “How to Spend”), features 4 famous sports people who have lent their names to western brands of watches: 1. Alexandra Kosteniuk, 12th women’s world chess champion, who teamed up with Gangi to create the Scacco Matto GMT3, 2. Lionel Messi, soccer player of FC Barcelona, who lent his name to Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, 3. Alexei Nemov, 12-time Olympic medalist in Gymnastics who helped create the IWC Big Pilot Limited Edition, and last but not least 4. Evgeni Plushenko, the most well known figure skating star of all times, who has partnered with Ulysse Nardin Champion’s Diver Limited Edition watch. Read the full article here.


Read the press release of Alexandra’s cooperation with Gangi, Alexandra’s blog post with photos here, and all the photos of the Scacco Matto GMT3 Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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September 22nd, 2012

Alexandra Kosteniuk’s YouTube Channel “ChessQueen” Passes a Million Views

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk has a million views on YouTubeI’m glad to report that my YouTube channel “ChessQueen” passed a million views yesterday.


Thanks for watching my videos, for giving “thumbs up” if you like them, for writing nice comments both to the videos and to my channel, I sincerely appreciate it.


I will do my best to post many new chess videos, I actually have several in the pipeline so subscribe to my YouTube Channel and you will be notified of new videos.


Below are some highlights of my channel:


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June 5th, 2012

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk gets Silver & 4th at the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships

Hello everyone!
I’m in Batumi, Georgia, and just finished the two incredibly strong Women’s World Rapid and Women’s World Blitz Championships. Although I always want to do better, I’m pretty happy of my result, Silver medal in the Rapid with a performance of 2672 ELO, behind Antoaneta Stefanova, and 4th in the Blitz, with a performance of 2583, behind Valentina Gunina, Natalia Zhukova, and Anna Muzychuk. Have a look at the full Rapid and Blitz tables. Below I attach some photos of the event. I have videos of many of my games, and will post them soon on my YouTube channel “ChessQueen”. Tomorrow I’m going to go sight-seeing in Batumi, so you will have more photos too!
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