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Monday, January 24, 2011

Chess Queen Kosteniuk beats Levon Aronian

Great Eye Contact between the Players

Hi everyone!

Our Chess Blog is pleased to present one more YouTube chess video for you: the blitz game between Grandmasters Alexandra Kosteniuk and Levon Aronian from the 2009 World Blitz Chess Championship.

I'm sure many of you will appreciate the great eye contact between the two players at the end of the game. We often get comments of people who watch a chess video and then complain that after a game ends (or also at the beginning of the game), the players often do not look at each other during the traditional handshake. This is actually normal, before the game, both players are quite nervous and are already thinking of their upcoming strategy, and at the end, if one of the players lose, he/she is likely to be upset with himself/herself, and may "forget" to look at his opponent during the handshake. It's a credit to Levon Aronian that he gave a very kind handshake with eye contact to Alexandra, after the game ended in her favor. See it for yourself directly in YouTube, in resolutions up to full 1080p.

We also hope some of you will support our work by buying Alexandra's DVD, she will be most grateful to you if you do!

The full game with a detailed introduction and an explanation of all the thinking processes is on Alexandra's DVD "Chess Blitz Fever", available on Chess Queen's Chess Shop.

You may want to see also, from the same tournament, the following games:

1) Anand - Kosteniuk 0-1 (see it on YouTube) 20,000 views!
2) Kosteniuk - J. Polgar 1-0 (see it on YouTube) 24,000 views!
3) Carlsen - Kosteniuk 0-1 (see it on YouTube) 91,000 views!
4) Morozevich - Kosteniuk 0-1 (see it on YouTube) just uploaded!
5) Kosteniuk - Grischuk 1-0 (see it on YouTube) just uploaded!

All are on Alexandra's YouTube channel "ChessQueen".

The DVD "Chess Blitz Fever" contains 8 full games, with full introductions and full game analysis. Also, a whole chapter with tips on how to play better blitz chess is presented by Alexandra Kosteniuk. You or your loved one will enjoy and learn from that DVD, for sure.

So if you go ahead and order the "Chess Blitz Fever" DVD this week, use the code "BLITZQUEEN" when you checkout to get 20% off! The discount code was secretly reactivated so use it while it's there!

If you have any questions about the DVD, send an email to Alexandra.

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  • At January 25, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Anonymous S.Kate, New Jersey said...

    Great one. Overall I love your video with all the analysis. Very refreshing. Nicely done Alexandra.

  • At January 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Maryland said...

    I got the video this week. Thank you Chess Queen. Your shop is so prompt with the orders. Have the weekend lined up to watch the video. It is in my official appointments diary. I wish you luck in Moscow.

  • At January 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Cymeonn, Thessaloniki said...

    Got to play the team league this weekend. Spending the whole week preparing with your video. One of the best learning videos I found recently. Usually I get bored with videos and books. But this one - watched it twice already. Superb work Alexandra.

  • At January 26, 2011 at 12:27 AM , Anonymous Rishi Kaushik said...

    Excellent Game !!! I always love what you share and what you do in chess... keep up the good work and keep sharing and updating us with your valuable thoughts.

  • At January 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Loved the video.


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