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Thursday, April 15, 2010

TOP SECRET Chess Video


The link to this secret video is at the end of this post

Hello all!

Tomorrow April 16, I will be flying to Colombia (first Bogotá, then Medellin, finally Cali) where I will spend one week on a big promotional event: the Tarrito Rojo Chess Talent 201o. On the last day of my trip, April 21, I will inaugurate the wonderful Champions for Peace program for kids in Puerto Tejada to be able to learn and play chess.

I will try to keep you posted about it but my schedule will be very tight, I will need to get up every morning at 5 - 5-30 am which is so early for me, and the program each day runs till late at night. But for sure you will be able to read about it on my Twitter feed.

A few posts ago I promised to tell you more about the Russian Team Championship in Dagomys. I played some good games (such as the games against Romanko and also the one against Cmilyte) and at the same time I had some disastrous loses (against Stefanova and Zhukova). Overall I did 3/6 and a performance of 2475, lower than my current rating of 2524. In the women's tournament everything was decided on the first board in the game between Natalia Zhukova and Victorija Cmilyte. Natalia had some advantage but in time trouble Viktorija was more precise and was able to win the game, which led her team of Saint-Petersburg to gold medals.

[Event "11th TCh-RUS Women"]
[Site "Dagomys RUS"]
[Date "2010.4.7"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Zhukova,N"]
[Black "Cmilyte,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "D86"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4
c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O Bg4 11.f3 Bd7 12.Rb1 Rc8 13.Bd3
Qc7 14.Qd2 Rfd8 15.d5 Ne5 16.c4 e6 17.Nf4 b6 18.Be2 Ba4 19.Qc1
Qe7 20.Qa3 Be8 21.Nh3 exd5 22.cxd5 h5 23.Rfd1 Qd7 24.Bb5 Qe7
25.Ba6 Rb8 26.Nf2 f6 27.Nd3 Kh7 28.Bf4 Bf7 29.Bg3 Bh6 30.Re1
Bg8 31.f4 Nxd3 32.Bxd3 h4 33.Bxh4 Bxf4 34.Kh1 Be5 35.Re3 Kg7
36.Rh3 Bf7 37.Bg3 Rh8 38.Bxe5 Qxe5 39.Qxa7 Rxh3 40.gxh3 Rh8 41.Qd7
c4 42.Bc2 Qc3 43.e5 Qf3+ 44.Kg1 Rh5 45.exf6+ Kh6 0-1


Meanwhile the strong Third Kuala Lumpur Open in Malaysia was won by the 16-year old Hou Yifan who took 7,5 points out of 9 and finished on the clear first place, congratulations to her!

To finish this post I'm offering you a TOP secret video of my recent training with the "Chess Terminator" ROBOT my father created. Just don't tell anybody my secret training method! ;-)

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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3 Comments:

  • At April 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM , Anonymous Daniel Johnston said...

    Wow, that's really amazing. Your dad will be able to sell that for a fortune!

    Looks like the USCF and FIDE are going to have to make rules now preventing people from using these at the board to play. I can just see people sitting down at a tournament like the World Open and someone starts hooking up their machine, and says it's going to play for them. LOL.

    Does it have Rybka installed?

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 1:55 AM , Blogger Bennie said...

    It's a noisy robot :)

    Have a good week in Colombia !!

     
  • At April 16, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Anonymous robot chess said...

    wow...good post. I`m very supprised when Hou Yifan from Malaysia won in Third Kuala Lumpur Open in Malaysia.

     

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