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Kosteniuk Alexandra K.

( Russia chess)

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Learned to play chess at the age of five by his father Constantine. Younger sister Oksana is also a chess player, master of sports.

Vice-world champion in chess among women in 2001. European Champion in chess among women in 2004 (Dresden, Germany). Champion of Russia 2005 Women's Chess Championship. In August 2006, Alexander became the first world champion in random chess, winning the Elizabeth Paehtz 5 б+ -2 б+. Successfully defended his title in 2008, beating Catherine Lahno 2 б+ -1 б+. The highest achievement in his career was winning the title of Alexandra's world chess champion in women September 18, 2008 at a tournament in Nalchik, where she defeated Hou Yifan Chinese woman with a score of 2 б+ -1 б+.

. In November 2004, Alexandra Kosteniuk became the 10 th woman in the world, which was awarded the title of international grandmaster among men
. Prior to that she had in 14 years has achieved the rank of grand master among women (the youngest in the world) and international master.

FIDE rating - 2510 (July 2008). The highest rating - 2540 (April 2006).

Alexandra mottos are: 'Chess - it's great' and 'Beauty and the mind are inseparable'. Guided by them, it promotes chess, while still a model and 'ambassador of chess', trying to kindle an interest in this game worldwide. In 2006, shot for a men's magazine 'Penthouse'. She played a major role in the film Stanislav Govorukhin 'Bless the woman'. He is the author of books 'How to become a grandmaster at 14 years' and 'Play chess with Alexandra Kosteniuk'. Alexander is the owner of the podcast 'Chess is Cool', informing users about her life and current chess events. Chess positive attitude to sporting activities, regularly runs crosses and takes part in marathons.

. Alexandra Kosteniuk is married to born in Switzerland, but with Colombian roots Diego GarcцLs, which is older than her 25 years
. April 22, 2007 had a daughter Francesca Maria.


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