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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Video Anand - Kosteniuk 0-1

I beat the World Champion!!

This may be the biggest news for Women's & Girl's Chess of this end of the year, at least it can rejoice all supporters of women's chess and visitors to my blog, dedicated exclusively to ladies playing chess. November 17 was a great day for me at the World Blitz Championship in Moscow, I scored an incredible 7/14 (performance 2725 ELO) and managed to beat many super Grandmasters, such as Morozevich, Grischuk, and Aronian, as well as the #1 rated woman in the world Judith Polgar. But my biggest achievement that day was when I beat the (Overall - Men's) World Chess Champion Vishy Anand. It's extremely rare when a reigning Women's World Chess Champion beats a reigning (Men's) World Champion, I think the last (and probably unique) time was when Zhu Chen beat Ponomariov in 2002.

So I dedicate this victory to all of you, supporters of women's and girl's chess! With it, I send out also a special message to all girls and women chess players, don't be afraid of being out-numbered by men and boys, you can do it, you can play well and beat anybody! Chess is the fairest of games, the more you love it, the more you study and practice chess, the more chess will give back to you!

Long live Women's & Girl's Chess!

Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion
Chess Blog for Girls & Women:

P.S. Here is the PGN file for this game:

[Event "World Blitz Championship 2009"]

[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]

[Black "Kosteniuk, Alexandra"]

[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. e5 cxd4 8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. Ne4 Be7 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Bh4 e5 13. Bxc4 a6 14. Qb3 Na5 15. Bxf7+ Kf8 16. Qd3 Bb5 17. Qd2 Kxf7 18. Qh6 Qc8+ 19. Kb1 Qf5 20. Rhe1 Bc6 21. Ka1 Bxe4 22. Nxd4 exd4 23. Rxd4 Rad8 24. Ra4 Nc6 25. g4 Qxg4 26. f3 Qg6 27. Qf4 Bc2 28. Rc4 Bd3 29. Rcc1 Rhe8 30. Qc7 Ne5 31. Qxb7 Rd7 32. Qb3+ Kf8 33. Bg3 Qf7 34. Qa4 Bb5 35. Qe4 Nd3 36. Rg1 Bc5 37. Qh4 Bxg1 38. Rxg1 Ne5 39. Bf4 Ng6 40. Bh6+ Kg8 41. Qb4 Red8 0-1

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  • At November 26, 2009 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello Alexandra,

    first of all, wishing you best on Thanksgiving day :-)
    these two games (against Anand and Aronian) were very thrilling to follow :-)

    Honestly saying, during the games i was under impression that i'm understanding your opponents' moves better and that you are finding the only moves to defend :-) Especially Aronian's moves, because i've managed to see board at full :-)) In your game with Anand i've observed only kings flank and pressure on f6 appeared very strong. However, i was glad that you've proved me wrong in both games :-)

    After watching your game against Mamedyarov i came to conclusion that he is playing too cool and hard for you, than light and artistic Aronian or elegant Anand. It also appeared to me that Judith are handling such opponents better. So seeing the draws for WC 2009 didn't looked favorably for you from my side.

    It was a great pleasure to see you in person :-) Your vest, however, which you mentioned as 'unlucky one' is somewhat better than black-and-white 'ZimaLetto' :-)))

  • At November 27, 2009 at 1:22 AM , Blogger Chivasa68 said...

    Nice game, congratulations ChessQueen!!

    Saludos desde Zacatecas, México.

  • At January 2, 2010 at 7:21 AM , Blogger rpd said...

    What a great game and win against Anand!

    Well played and congratulations Alexandra!
    (I have you featured at

    Happy New Year to you


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