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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kosteniuk Travels to Dagomys via Moscow


The winners of the Izvestia Chess Contest
Yes I'm on the photo too!
(photo courtesy: Izvestia)


Hello everybody!

Just a short note to tell you all that after a safe transatlantic flight from Miami through New York to Moscow and then to Sochi I arrived to Dagomys where the Russian Team Chess Championship will start tomorrow. The games will be transmitted LIVE and I will let you know how it goes.

Yesterday, after arriving from New York I went to congratulate the winners of the Izvestia Puzzle Chess Contest. If you know Russian, you can read the article here. I also passed by the Central Chess Club to say good-bye to the 7th world chess champion Vassily Smyslov.

There were also two terrible terrorist acts in the Moscow Metro with many people killed and wounded, I just want to give my sincere condolences to the families who lost their close family and friends. It's such a terrible thing that people in such a modern world still prefer to fight their conflicts by killing each other.

Let us wish and pray that in the future we will only have battles on the chess boards.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion


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1 Comments:

  • At March 31, 2010 at 9:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Alexandra: I feel sorry about the terrorist acts in Moscow. I don’t understand how people can do these terrible acts. I agree with you, I hope to people resolve their problems in front of a chess board in the future.
    I wish you the best results in this tournament. I’m excited about this team and I’m sure you will be the winner. Please take a lot of photographs of the tournament and Dagomys, It is a very beautiful place.

    mlemau

     

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