Alexandra Kosteniuk

  • Born:
    23 April 1984 Perm, Russia
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  • Peak Rating:
    2540 (April 2006)

Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. Alexandra has raised the profile of the game by combining fashion modelling and chess and popularising slogans such as “intelligence and beauty go well together”. She is the world’s top chess podcaster, blogger, and educator, and is very active on social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Kosteniuk, who raises funds for charitable causes and is a Champion for Peace, has registered her personal trademark – ChessQueen®.

“I’ve been supporting the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø from the start and I’m counting the days until I can come and participate in what promises to be a truly historic event, uniting the best chess players in the world with an increasingly knowledgeable chess fan base in Norway. See you soon in Tromsø!”

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