Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk's Summer Chess Schedule
Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk is off to a chess summer. You can find updates on the Chess Queen at her personal blog www.chessqueen.com.
Here is the 12th World Chess Champion's schedule according to her Live Journal entry (in Russian):
Summer will begin with two exciting competitions! From May 30 to June 6, there is the world chess championships in rapid chess and blitz chess to be held in Batumi. The high status of the tournament will involve leading chess players of the world and the time control of the competition will give a small tournament with unusually high entertainment!
From June 9 to 23 is the FIDE Chess Grand Prix to be held in Kazan. Immediately after that is the July 1-9 in Petersburg, the chess match between Russia and China women's team. This match, in anticipation of the Olympiad in Istanbul, will be very useful for the Russian women's chess team!
After the match in St. Petersburg, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk flies to Switzerland to take part in the national chess championship froom July 12-20 and from July 21-22 in the rapid chess and FisherRandom to be held in Biel. A short break and then she just might fit in the Russian Championship Super Final which is scheduled from August 2-13. Then, the chess Olympiad starts from 27th August to 10th September.
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