New Chess Queen, Alexandra Kosteniuk Endorses 9Queens
The New Women’s World Champion, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, found out about 9queens soon after becoming the World Women’s Champion in Nalchik, Russia, (August 30- September 29). In the tournament, which is structured as a knockout competition, Alexandra defeated 14-year-old Chinese rising star Hou Yifan in the final match. Alexandra has done promotional work for chess all over the globe, including many goodwill simuls and sponsorship of schools in Colombia. Here is what she said about 9queens:
I checked out the 9queens web site, and liked the idea very much….This is really a good way to promote chess and at the same time to help children get more chances to succeed in life. I have just donated to 9queens and urge as many people as possible to help your cause by doing so too. I would also like to tell all the girls in all 9queen academies that by playing chess they are becoming winners in the big game of life, and they are helping others to be winners too. Good luck to all, and keep the love of chess alive deep in you, and transmit it to others! Chess is Cool!
Be sure to check out Alexandra Kosteniuk’s website where you can check out podcasts, analyzed games, photos and all the latest news. Also read a recent interview with Kosteniuk on Chess Life Online. Play through her final match games on this link.