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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18, 2008: The memorable World Championship Victory for Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hi everyone, 

September 18, 2008 is a special date. It was on this day, in Nalchik, that Russia's Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk was crowned the 12th Women's World Chess Championship beating China's Hou Yifan. Incidentally, Hou Yifan - on her part - is right now leading in the ongoing Women's World Chess Championship 2013 against Anna Ushenina of Ukraine in China.

Here is the YouTube video of when Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk was crowned Women’s World Chess Champion.

Incidentally, Alexandra Kosteniuk is the tenth woman in the world to earn a men's Grandmaster title!

Do you know how Grandmaster Kosteniuk became the Chess Queen?

Read more about Alexandra Kosteniuk at this ChessQueen post. She is Chess960 World Champion as well.

Do you know Alexandra Kosteniuk is also a social media Queen? She teaches chess for free through her comments, analysis, videos, blog posts, Facebook pages...twitter... Check this: Phew!

Here is a list of chess resources, apart from her personal blog <— home page in English <— home page in Russian <— chess blog in English <— photos <— chess movies in .mp4 <— chess movies in flash <— audio podcast “Chess is Cool” <— video podcast “Chess Killer Tips” <— official YouTube channel (English) <— official Twitter account (English) <— official Twitter account (Russian) <— official Twitter account (English) for <— official Twitter account (English) for <— official Facebook fan page (English) <— official LiveJournal page (Russian) <— YouTube Kosteniuk news channel <— YouTube Chess Killer Tips official channel <— The best chess PGN player on the planet <— page on the Social Network “VKontakte” (Russian) <— chess shop where you can find my DVD’s & Books <— LinkedIn Page <— where you can find lots of chess puzzles, games, Chess Queen merchandise, chess training software and Chess King - the most affordable and Houdini-powered chess training programme that is used by Alexandra Kosteniuk herself.

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  • At September 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    wow - yes cool the day my favourite Grandmaster got to top of chess world - i suppose the last game was played on sept 17 and the ceremony was held on 18. I hope one day you become world champion second time Chess Queen it is so possible for you.

  • At September 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Yes it was a fantastic achievement. what a huge contribution to chess players via social media and internet a super chess trainer for free wow Chess Queen all the best for all your ways to promote chess.


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