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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Russian Team Chess Championship 2010

Hello all!

Next Monday, March 29, I will be flying to Moscow, and 2 days later to Sochi. I'm going to Dagomys to take part in the Russian Team Chess Championship.

On the image below you can see the red dot, that's where Dagomys is, in the South of Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea.

There will be two men (higher and first leagues) tournaments and one women tournament. There will be many strong GM's playing and this tournament is a qualification for the World and Euro Club Cups that will take place later on this year.

The women tournament will take place from April 1 to April 7, 2010. There will be 7 teams playing in the women's tournament. I will be playing for the Moscow Chess Federation Team. My teammates will be Valentina Gunina, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Svetlana Matveeva and Olga Girya. The other 6 teams of the event are: Saint-Petersburg Chess Fedearation (with Monika Socko, Viktorija Cmilyte, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Ekaterina Atalik, A. Bodnaruk and Julia Demina); Giprorechtrans (with Natalia Zhukova on the first board); Moscow Palace (with Marina Romanko on the first board); AVS (with Antoaneta Stefanova; Anna and Maria Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, A. Savina and Tatiana Shadrina); GUDO SDUSHOR from St.Petersburg and Ekonomist SGSEU-Saratov (with Anna Ushenina, Zhao Xue, Elizabeth Paehtz, Baira Kovanova, Maria Kursova).

The tournament will have live coverage on the official web-site of the Russian Chess Federation. I will let you know how this tournament goes and promise to send you many photos and news.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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  • At March 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Max Bouaraba said...

    Dear Alexandra, thanks for this and especially thanks for the Link to the Russian Chess Federation. But for those who dont understand to read Russian, this link is totally useless. I can not understand, how a league, who pretends to be one of the strongest leagues in the world dont feel ashame to have such a lousy website. If you click the ENG button, you feel like you have been set back to stoneage because it will lead you tio information from 2007. This is not only my voice but also the voice of many thousand chess friends in Western Europe. I can not understand. However, all the best for the tournament.

  • At March 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Its a beatiful place: I wish you the best in this them. However youre THE QUEEN¡¡¡


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