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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mind Games huge step towards Olympic recognition of chess, says Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

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Hello everyone,

We are happy to share this very nice video and news report from

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk has said that she believes that the World Mind Games could become a platform for chess to gain more exposure and maybe even become an Olympic discipline.

“I love chess very much,” she said. “And I’ve been playing chess for the biggest part of my life, since the age of five. And I’ve been dreaming of seeing chess as a big part of the Olympic movement.”

Beijing – the city which hosted the 2008 Olympics – is trading brawn for brains this time around with the SportAccord World Mind Games opening ceremony taking place there on Friday. Chess, Go, bridge, draughts and Xiangqi are the five disciplines being pursued, with the Games to be televised, which will certainly add to the pressure.

As you know the 12th Women's World Chess Champion and defending champion in Beijing is the official ambassador of the games. Read about it at

Chess Queen Kosteniuk is Ambassador of the 2011 SportAccord World Mind Games

As a bonus a 26-minute interview of Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk on RT TV in Spanish:

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at

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