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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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September 19th, 2012

Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk comments on YouTube her aggressive chess variant against Soumya

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk wins against Sumya in a very aggressive variationHello everyone!
I have commented on my YouTube channel my game from the 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiads against Swaminathan Soumya from India.The game started as a quiet Caro-Kann, but I quickly moved it to an extremely aggressive variation that my trainer GM Alexander Riazantsev and I had prepared for a special occasion several months ago. My win allowed my team to win against India 3-1, and later on we won the Olympiads Gold medals, for the second time in a row. As of today my YouTube channel counts 998,600+ video views, so I will soon be celebrating my first million YouTube views. If you like my videos and would like me to record more of them, please click LIKE to this post and “Thumbs up” in YouTube. In this video I use the program Chess King (description, video, shop), and you can find an applet to replay the game generated by Chess King at this link.

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July 25th, 2012

Kosteniuk’s Slow Motion Checkmate Knockout chess video vs Wang Hao goes viral on YouTube

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk check mates Wang HaoLess than 24 hours have passed since we posted on YouTube the 1 minute 47 seconds video of the checkmate, and over 1000 views have been registered on YouTube, and the number is rising fast [now 3 days = 3,000+ views]. The video shows the confident looking Chinese #1 Super Grandmaster Wang Hao blunder against an opponent ranked close to 300 ELO points below him, and the brutal shock he gets with the checkmating of his king. The moves are in extreme slow-motion, and you can imagine the thought process that went in the Chinese GM’s mind when he was holding on to his knight on f5. Here is the direct link to the video in YouTube. Please click “Thumbs Up” or “Like” if you appreciate the video and would like more chess videos by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk. Some more “classic” chess videos you must watch: Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Judit Polgar,
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February 16th, 2012

Video Endorsement for Chess King Software by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Hello everyone!
Just before leaving for Moscow and tomorrow playing in the ACP 2012 Women’s Cup in Tbilisi, I recorded this 48-seconds video about Chess King. Hope you like it! Please watch the video on the YouTube page and give “thumbs up” to the video. Thanks! The code I mention in this video will give the best price available for Chess King or Chess King Pro worldwide ($49 at this time whereas list is $99). See the video below.
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December 20th, 2011

Chess Queen Kosteniuk introduces Chess King software

Hello everyone!
As you know, Chess King with Houdini 2 , the new affordable professional chess software, has been out for about a week and we are shipping it worldwide. My husband and I and a great team of chess programmers have been working on it for the last 2 years and we are very proud of the result, it’s powerful enough for a GM and simple enough for a kid to use, and has exclusive features not found anywhere (the random mode to prove you can win an won game is unbelievably useful). And the price of $49 (with coupon code INTROKING50) makes it an amazing value, since it includes the strongest chess engine in the world Houdini 2 and the biggest GigaKing Chess Games Database. We are continuing the deals below until the end of the year since they proved so popular. Read about Chess King (launch, tutorial) and get yourself a copy!

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December 17th, 2011

Kosteniuk Interview at the Sport Accord Mind Sports Games

Watch the 2 minutes interview of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk at the 2011 Sport Accord Mind Sport Games. Alexandra was both the ambassador of this prestigious event and a winner of a Gold medal (in the women’s Rapid event) and a bronze medal (in the women’s Blindfold event).

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December 10th, 2011

2011 RT TV Interview of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk (Spanish, 26 minutes)

Below I have embedded a YouTube 26-minute interview made by the Spanish channel RT TV this year about me and about chess. If you speak Spanish you will enjoy it. If you don’t speak Spanish, head over anyway to my YouTube news channel “ChessQueenTV“, as you will find clips there in many languages. By the way, did you recognize the famous chess champion sitting in front of me in the photo to the left?

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November 24th, 2011

Watch Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk Play against the World’s Top Grandmasters

Hi everybody,

The new chess ratings of November 2011 are out. Due to not so great tournaments this year I’m at 2439, but dynamically I’m at +12 thanks to the great result at the recent European Team Championships in Greece. I now have 2 more important tournaments before the end of the year (the Sport Accord in China and then the World Team Championship in Turkey), so I hope to do alright overall. In my career, my best rating has been 2540 in 2006 and I reached 3rd woman in the world also in 2006. As for titles, I got the title of Grandmaster (men) in 2004 and the highest women’s title of 12th women’s world chess champion in 2008, defeating Hou Yifan in the final of the World Championship. I am also the current women’s world Chess960 champion.
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October 7th, 2011

Chess Analysis Video Game Kosteniuk – Kurmann

Hello everybody!

I have received lots of emails asking to explain my game against Olivier Kurmann from Leukerbad (Loeche-les-Bains) from this summer’s Swiss National Chess Tournament. In one variation I was ready to sacrifice my Queen (with the move 20. Nxe6!). So I made a video where you can see all the details of the combination that started with 16. c5! and culminated in my opponent resigning after 20. Qh6! A nice miniature, especially nice since I played 1. d4 on the first move, which usually leads to quiet games, but that was not the case in this one!

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September 15th, 2011

Kings beat Queens in Saint Louis chess; Kosteniuk top Queen result

The beautiful Kings vs. Queens tournament, organized by the Saint Louis Chess Club is over. The Kings won by 31.5 to 18.5, with an impressive showing by Hikaru Nakamura who won the event with 9.5 out of 10! In second place is GM Ben Finegold with 7.5, then IM’s Marc Arnold and IM Jacek Stopa with 6.0. Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, who finished strong with 4 wins in a row, is top woman (Queen) with 5.5, followed by Kateryna Lahno 5.0, Irina Krush 3.0, Anna Zatonskix & Martha Fierro 2.5. The full table, photos and a nice video can be seen below.

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August 3rd, 2011

Fischer – Larsen 1958 Commented Video on ChessKing Français YouTube by Damir Levacic

Hello everyone!

We share a YouTube video in French about the legendary game Bobby Fischer – Bent Larsen, Portoroz 1958.

Thanks to Chess King French commentator Damir Levacic for his excellent work! If you like the video please click “thumbs up!”. Feel free also to embed onto your blogs.
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