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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Alexandra teaches Chess CD-ROM PC/Mac

Hello everybody!

Everyday I get several emails from parents asking me what is the best way to introduce chess to theirs kids. How to make it fun and attract children to this wise game? My answer is try to make the first steps as cool as possible. In order to make kids interested, parents should create challenges, games, puzzles, everything that will make kids want to learn more about chess.

Being a chess educator as well as a teacher myself, I'm constantly looking for new and interactive ways to attract more children to this wonderful game. That's why some time ago I published a special interactive chess CD for kids - "Alexandra Teaches Chess" both for PC's and for Macs (both versions on the same CD). It's a fun and fascinating game for children which leads them from the very first steps on the chess board to the first moves and games that they will be able to play after going over this CD.

Below you will see one of the emails and a lovely photo of a very cute girl playing my CD-game. It made me very happy:

Below is an email which I recently got:

"Dear GM Alexandra,

I purchased your software for my daughter. I have been teaching her myself and she is doing well but the addition of your software in her training has made a big jump in her enjoyment of the game. I have included a shot of her practicing. I thank you for being such a positive role model and mentor to so many people.



So if you'd like to introduce your child to the wonderful game of chess, I can recommend to buy my "Alexandra Teaches Chess" PC/Mac Interactive CD. Your child is guaranteed to have many hours of fun learning chess.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



  • At March 7, 2010 at 1:13 AM , Anonymous Russ Bastable said...

    Wonderful! I also have this software for my daughters (ages 7 & 5), and it is fantastic! As a side bonus my kids also say "No, no. You can't move there my friend..." with a great faux Russian accent! :)

  • At March 8, 2010 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Alexandra what a wonderful idea! I am sure because of your efforts more children will begin to play chess! That is such a beautiful photograph of his daughter! You certainly are creative Alexandra,best wishes.

  • At March 9, 2010 at 12:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chess game built focusing power. But the big question that is normally unanswered that how to become a grandmaster? Do Grandmaster know the entire chess opening encyclopedia? The imbalances that standby in the middle game like pawn structure, minor pieces, lead in development, initiatives, material etc and the tricks involved in the end game like lucena, philoder, opposition, outflanking etc. My current elo rating is 1860 on fritz as on now. My official elo rating was 2032 in the year 1999. I quit chess thereafter due to work. My financial background is not strong. Chess player do not get good money at this level. I am looking for a grandmaster tutor online. Just see if any one can guide me. My email id is


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