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Monday, January 25, 2010

Chess in Gibraltar 2010

Hello everybody!

This afternoon I arrived to Gibraltar, by first flying to Malaga, in Spain, and then driving down the road till the very tip down across from Africa. It's fascinating and quite exciting to be here! On the photo you can see the famous "Rock" of Gibraltar.

The opening ceremony took place just a few minutes ago and the top 3 players for men and women have been paired. The full pairings for the first round will be known tonight. You can follow the tournament and game lives on the official web-site, here.

I already met many strong chess players and good friends such as Natalia Zhukova, Viktorija Cmilyte, Antoaneta Stefanova, Elena Sedina, Humpy Koneru, Anna Zatonskih, Pia Cramling and many others.

During the tournament I might make fewer posts on my blog, but you can be sure that I will let you know how the tournament went as soon as it's over. Thanks to everyone for their kind emails and Twitter tweets and Facebook comments, I sincerely appreciate them!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



  • At January 25, 2010 at 7:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Look out for the monkeys...I hear they've learned how to pick pockets....

  • At January 25, 2010 at 7:55 PM , Blogger szacharnia said...

    wtorek, 26 stycznia 2010
    Aleksandra Kosteniuk w końcu zagra w normalnym "openie"

    Dziś startuje 8. Gibtelecom Chess Festival. Listę startową otwierają Etienne Bacrot (2713), Sergei Movsesian (2708) i Francisco Vallejo Pons (2705). Prawdziwą gratką będzie start Aleksandry Kosteniuk - dawno nie widzianej w normalnym openie. Oprócz niej zagrają inne, czołowe szachistki świata Natalia Żukowa, Viktorija Čmilytė, Antoaneta Stefanowa, Elena Sedina, Humpy Koneru, Anna Zatonskih i Pia Cramling. Oj, nie będzie lekko panom.

  • At January 27, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Briesauce said...

    Looks like a beautiful place. Be safe.


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