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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Kosteniuk Christmas Goodwill Simul


Message from Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk

Hi everybody!

2010 is coming to a close. It has been a long year, full of chess training, chess competitions, chess promotion. As women's world chess champion, I've tried to do my best to show the world how cool the game of chess is, and in that role I played countless chess simuls, gave talks, made goodwill chess events in
Colombia, promoted chess in Peru at the Machu Picchu, in the USA and in Russia. I saw my book "Diary of a Chess Queen" be very successful (see reviews), as well my DVD "Chess Blitz Fever" (see parts of it on my YouTube channel, the video of my game against Magnus Carlsen has 85,000 views now, and on YouTube it's only part of the game). I passed 100,000 followers on Twitter, and 100,000 channel views on YouTube, more than 15,000 fans/friends on Facebook, and I also played in a lot of tournaments, and was successful to get Gold medals with my team at the Olympiads, we won all 11 matches we played, a record! I was not successful recently in defending my title of Women's World Chess Champion in the Turkish knock-out event, but I still stay attached to chess competition (you will see me playing in a lot of chess tournaments next year and I plan to fight to get my title back), and to chess promotion since it's my duty as world champion.

But one thing is sure, I will stay your
Chess Queen™, next year and the years after that, spreading the love of chess, with as much kindness and devotion as ever.

To celebrate that, I will start by repeating what I did last year and which seems to be a nice tradition, to conduct a GOODWILL CHESS SIMUL anywhere in the USA, for free!!! That means that if any chess club or school or organization would like to have me play chess or give a talk to their kids/students/members, I will do it gladly, and will not charge a penny for the event. I will even bring Christmas presents for the simul players.

This offer is valid up to December 31, 2010. The only requirement is to get reimbursement for factual airfare and hotel if used. If the event is in Miami, no costs at all since I will be in Florida at that time. Preferably the winning entry should be 1 flight away with no connections from Miami, although I will consider all options (last year I flew to Tucson, AZ). Please submit requests to host the "Alexandra Kosteniuk Goodwill Chess Simul" event to
chessqueen@me.com .

Read about
last year's Goodwill event in Tucson, hosted by the wonderful organization 9Queens, which I support.

If you'd like to support the event, please buy something from
my web shop, I will ship immediately and you can get it by Christmas, for example:
- my new book "
Diary of a Chess Queen" (my best book ever, free autograph)
- my book "
How I became Grandmaster at Age 14" (instructive, right after I got to WGM)
- my DVD "
Chess Blitz Fever" (How I beat top world men/women GM's)
- my DVD "
How I became World Champion" (documentary and commented games)
- my DVD "
Best Games" (my best games, commented live)
- my CD-ROM "
Alexandra Teaches Chess" (ideal for kids)
and much more in my shop.

P.S. You want a tip? Look
here for discount codes ;-)

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Chess Queen™ and
12th Women's World Chess Champion
www.chessblog.com
www.kosteniuk.com
www.chessqueen.com

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17 Comments:

  • At December 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM , Anonymous Alberto Elizondo said...

    Again, Alexandra, you are an amazing woman. Not only you remain as THE Queen but also as an example to follow. I've never seen a Grand Master so dedicated to promote chess as you. I wish other champions and GM's would follow your steps.

    I wish you the best christmas and a 2011 full of love, success and health.
    I remain as your humble servant.

    Alberto Elizondo

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 1:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well, Alexandra. I'm pleased to see my review of your book was well-received on Amazon. :)

    -Seth

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Alexandra,
    Please come to Athens!
    Just tell us how much boards you want and when
    Every time to see you and play what the real fan wants more

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 1:59 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Athens will be the best place to begin. Please come!
    Just tell how much boards and when. We'll be waiting...

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 3:02 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Thank you , Happy New Year.

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow I wish I were in America right now. What an event.!!!

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 8:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow.

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Enjoy spreading the cheer Chess Queen.

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    Hey Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Alexandra. I hope to participate in your simul. soon.

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Alexandra Kosteniuk said...

    Thanks to all for your wonderful comments, reviews on Amazon, emails, I love you all!
    Chess is lucky to have you all!
    Your Alexandra :-)

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    Wow. Thanks to YOU Chess Queen.

     
  • At December 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Trying to find a way to bring you to Dallas. We have a great chess community here.

     
  • At December 16, 2010 at 7:09 AM , Anonymous Sarah Khan, Dubai said...

    You are really an amazing GM and of course Chess Queen. I doubt if any of the four semi-finalists this year can do any of the chess promotion that you would. None of them have a blog or twitter account to begin with. A Champion also has to be an ambassador like Carlsen, Kasparov, Kramnik.

     
  • At December 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    Oh Chess Queen it's for America now only. I wish you lived in Spain.

     
  • At December 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You're an amazing woman Chess Queen. Very special and very different. I love you. Will you go out to dinner with me?

     
  • At December 17, 2010 at 6:04 AM , Anonymous Jennifer Bentley, London said...

    Hail Chess Queen - do you prefer black or white? I loved your outfits at the World Championship. Super glam. Superstar, superstar... when will I meet you? When the board is set and you ready for a mate or two...

     
  • At December 28, 2010 at 5:40 PM , Blogger napoleon said...

    I love you. Compete a lot.You will be the 14th woman world chess champion.

     

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