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Friday, February 5, 2010

First Impressions of Oslo



Hello everybody!

To my last post trip trivia I received many answers ranging from Paris to Cuba, Miami, Rome, even Yekaterinburg! Well, the truth is that I'm in Oslo, Norway right now.

Just last night I was having dinner during the closing ceremony of the Gibraltar tournament, and now I'm writing this post from the wonderful Grand Hotel of Oslo where Barack Obama was staying when he got the Nobel prize last year.

Here is how the hotel looks inside. More like a museum, isn't it?:


I was invited to Oslo for several reasons and tonight I had a very successful meeting, the agreement of which I will let you know tomorrow.

By the way I also had another meeting with the President of the Norwegian Chess Federation Joran Aulin-Jansson. Norway is bidding to host the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso and this September in Khanty-Mansiysk during the Chess Olympiad 2010 we will find out the name of the winner. I hope that Norway will win.

Here are two on-line articles that just came out tonight about my visit to Oslo: here and here, they are in Norwegian but you can use google translator which works very nice (translation of the first and second article). Tomorrow I will have one more day in Oslo and will give a simul to the local kids and on Sunday I will be going back to Paris... to play in the French Blitz Championships!

By the way, the link to my YouTube video with game with Magnus Carlsen is here, in the unlikely case you haven't already seen it ;-)

Chess is Cool!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion


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5 Comments:

  • At February 5, 2010 at 6:38 PM , Anonymous frustiente said...

    I hope you 're sleeping right now and get rest.Nice city the Oslo but in the pic you look tired and pale,maby from your cold.so get rest.Olso can wait,i think

     
  • At February 5, 2010 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    you look like you just came down from the plane! i enjoyed viewing quickly your blog, very nice. some dots.

    boris, if you want next time we meet (why not dream!) i can draw you like the titanic if you like artistic drawing and unconvencional, i am very professional.

    how did the encounter finish with your friend the monkey, has he got a name?

    good luck in paris, and enjoly oslo, snowing? will you meet carlsen?

     
  • At February 5, 2010 at 10:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    just to finish my comment, i forgot!! sok i remnember, you said that carlsen main sucess was he started with computers very young, but i pretty much adventure to say that also did radjabov, karjakin and even anand! so there must be something else, dont you think?

    i wanted to ask you if you can send me a postcard to my house from oslo!!!!!!!!!
    and maybe a coin or paper money, i like collecting ém. thanks a lot
    my address:
    javier bravo alfaro
    Eduardo cruz Glz 141
    CP 28979
    Villa de Alvarez, Col.
    MEXICO.

    bye.

     
  • At February 6, 2010 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Tarjei said...

    http://sjakkselskapet.no/2010/02/03/alexandra-kosteniuk-til-oslo-lordag/ for another article written for the chess club in which you are playing the event.

     
  • At February 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Polin said...

    God gave you beauty to be admired and a brain to be feared! Blessings!

     

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