Felicitations! Chess Queen Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina Congratulated at Special Function in Moscow (Updated)
|Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulating Valentina Gunina and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk.|
We have exciting news to share. Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk and Valentina Gunina were honoured in Moscow at a special felicitation ceremony attended by officials, players, journalists, and distinguished guests. As you know, recently, GM Kosteniuk had picked up a Silver Medal at the World Women's Rapid Chess Championshipand (a very close to medals' list) fourth place at the World Women's Blitz Chess Championship. IM Valentina Gunina had won the Gold Medal by an exciting performance at the Women's Blitz Chess Championship. Updates to follow at Chess Queen and Chess Blog.
You can also read the complete reports about the Women's World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships here on Chess Blog. There are great photos on Chess Queen website as well.
Read on Fide website. You can read the official website of the Russian Chess Federation here.
From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at