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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Deysi Cori to face Kosteniuk in Machu Picchu Peru

Hi everybody!

I just read today on the Andina News Agency that next month I will play a match with Deysi Cori right at the top of the Machu Picchu!

I am glad that my Peruvian trip is working out, there will be many more events in Peru, and as soon as I have the full schedule, I will publish it.

For the moment, here is the text of the article (original link):

Peru's Deysi Cori to face world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in Machu Picchu

Lima, Apr. 23 (ANDINA).- Peru's U-16 world champion Deysi Cori Tello announced she will play reigning women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

“I’ll have a match against women’s world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk in Machu Picchu within a month. It’s going to be very interesting. I’m already training,” Daysi told RPP radio.

Deysi Cori, the only female player from Peru to hold the Grandmaster title, said she just spent three months in Europe together with her brother Jorge training for the upcoming international chess competitions, such as the Chess Olympiad in Russia and the World Junior and Girls U20 Chess Championships in Poland.

In November 2009, Daysi and Jorge Cori obtained the title of chess International Grandmasters in the U-16 and U-14 categories respectively at the last World Youth Chess Championship 2009 in Turkey.

The siblings were honored by the government in December 2009 for their accomplishments, and each of them received a check for 15,000 soles and a laptop; as well as US$ 22,000 for their trips during 2010.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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  • At April 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous R7-Android Super 17 said...

    I disagreed with that match Alexandra. FIDE women world chess championship is coming, train for it.

    A match with Cori would be interesting but that match can wait.

  • At May 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Alexandra! I´m writing from Peru. I just sa your match from Machu Picchu on TV. What an awesome match! I just wanted to let you know that I admire the way you enjoyed and treasured a match with our grandmaster and in our Wonder of the World Machu Picchu. Your words about Peruvian chess have inspired me to find out more about this discipline and expose my nieces to try it out. Thank you for visiting our country and making Deysi´s dream of playing with you come true! We all wish you the best in your career and hope we can see you again in the future!

    Lots of love from Peru

  • At August 17, 2010 at 8:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Deysi Cori I admire your perseverance to become a champion in 2009, all we know the economic dificulties you and your brother have had to face. Thanks for your inspiration an continue with your great career.


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