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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Finally in Ohrid at the Eurocup


View from my room in Ohrid

Despite all the delays I finally got to the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje. And after that there were no problems. I was met in Skopje and finally after almost 48 hours of traveling I reached my final destination - the hotel Granit in Ohrid.

Now I'm writing to you from the lobby of this hotel where the chess players live and where the women's Eurocup is taking place. There are 11 women's teams playing and the first round is already under way. All the teams are strong and there will be no easy rounds.

My team is the Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo is playing in the first round against the team of Politehnica.

I'm not playing today, resting and preparing for the next rounds. So today Humpy Koneru is playing against Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant; Pia Cramling is playing against Yelena Dembo; Monica Socko is playing against Corina Peptan and Almira Skripchenko is playing against Alina Motoc.

You can watch the games LIVE on the following web-site - http://www.ecc2009.com/www/live/01/w/index.htm

I will keep you posted about how the tournament goes.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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4 Comments:

  • At October 4, 2009 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Radoslav (via Facebookshare) said...

    beautiful lake ohrid, cloud, and all win. навијам за тебе)

     
  • At October 5, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Anonymous PetrS said...

    I cross fingers for you&your team!

     
  • At October 5, 2009 at 10:50 PM , Blogger Wayne said...

    Hi Alexandra,congratulations on your victory over WFM Fiona Steil-Antoni today. Good luck to you and your teammates tommorrow against Economist-SGSEU Saratov! Thanks for keeping in touch with your fans!

     
  • At October 7, 2009 at 2:33 AM , Blogger Wayne said...

    I have analyzed the second round game between World Women's Chess Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk and WFM Fiona Steil-Antoni of Luxemborg
    from round two of the Women's Club Cup chess tournament and posted the analysis at the bottom of the first page of my blog using the program Chess Viewer deluxe. I hope you come by and play through this game and my analysis which was done with the assistance of Deep Rybka 3 on my quad core computer. My blog is at:
    http://albertan1956.blogspot.com/

    If you enjoy sicilian defense games I hope you will drop by my blog and play through the game using Chess viewer deluxe.

     

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