Alexandra Kosteniuk


GM Alexandra Kosteniuk Wins the
2005 Golden Blitz Tournament in Moscow.
Alexandra Kosteniuk won convincingly the Golden Blitz tournament in Moscow, by defeating in the semi-finals ex-world champion Zhu Chen 2-0 and in the finals Almira Skripchenko 2-0.  For more about this event – click here.
For more pictures from Goteborg, including many of both the men’s & women’s teams, click here.All Goteborg photos are by Pufichek and © Congratulations to GM Kosteniuk (first board) and the entire Russian Woman’s team for their Bronze Medal finish in the European Team Championships, Goteborg 2005.For more pictures from the Prize Ceremony, click here.

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk recently became the
2005 Russian Woman’s Champion
with an incredible result or 9/11, which is a performance of 2643 ELO!  With this tournament, Alexandra’s rating increased to a personal all-time (so-far!) best  of 2516, making her the 5th highest rated woman in the world.  You can read the ChessBase report by clicking here.
Alexandra was officially awarded the
GM (men’s) title at the 2004 FIDE Congress.
She is the 10th woman in history to get that title,
and the first Russian.  Read more here.
The World Champions Chessdarts
Alexandra Kosteniuk and Andy Fordham
Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk
and Darts Champion Andy Fordham won the
First World Championship Chessdarts 2005.
The venue of the World Championship was the magnificent Krasnopolsky Hotel, in exactly the same room where Max Euwe beat Alexander Alekhine in 1935.  Read more about this novel event here.

Annotations by Kosteniuk

Kosintseva,Tatiana (2486) – Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) [B51]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (9), 24.05.2005

Kosintseva,Nadezhda (2459) – Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) [B86]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (2), 16.05.2005

Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) – Gunina,Valentina (2340) [B12]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (10), 25.05.2005

Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) – Korbut,Ekaterina (2399) [D00]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (1), 15.05.2005

GM Stefanova, Antoaneta (2523) – GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2508) [B63]
36th Chess Olympiad Calvia (Spain) (round 7), 22.10.2004

Matveeva,Svetlana (2423) – Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) [D17]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (6), 20.05.2005

Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) – Pogonina,Natalia (2355) [B76]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (5), 19.05.2005

Kochetkova,Julia (2311) – Kosteniuk,Alexandra (2492) [C42]
Russian Championship Superfinal Samara (Russia) (11), 26.05.2005

Kosteniuk,A (2516) – Stefanova,A (2499)
North Urals Cup Krasnoturinsk (Russia) (5), 08.07.2005

Maric,A – Kosteniuk,A [D45]
European Team Championship, Goteburg (Sweden), 31.07.2005

Kosteniuk,A – Dembo,Y [B65]
European team championship Gothenburg (Sweden) (3), 01.08.2005


Click here or on the picture to the right to visit
GM Kosteniuk’s personal web site!

Enjoy some of the many photos below of
Alexandra Kosteniuk, grandmaster and supermodel.


See (and buy!) the photos below (and other pictures too) from Alexandra’s beach shoot
with famed photographer Pierre-W. Henry, personally autographed by her, on this special page.

  See (and buy!) the photos above (and other pictures too) from Alexandra’s beach shoot with famed photographer Pierre-W. Henry, personally autographed by her, on this special page.


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