Details for GM Kosteniuk Visit

December 16, 2009

Women’s World Chess Champ Alexandra Kosteniuk to attend 9 Queens Academy!!!!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to accommodate Ms. Kosteniuk’s visit there have been a couple of important scheduling and venue change for the Queens Academy originally scheduled on Dec 20:

  • * The 9 Queens Academy will be now be held at the Parasol Project Arts Space (located at 299 Park Avenue) from 2-4 pm on Sunday Dec 20, 2009. The Academy will feature free chess lessons and a reading from Ms. Kosteniuk’s new book “Diary of a Chess Queen.”
  • * Immediately following the Queens Academy, from 4-7 pm at MAST (a new boutique located directly next door to Parasol Projects), 9 Queens will host a reception and simultaneous chess exhibit featuring Ms. Kosteniuk.
  • * All activities will be free and open to all chess enthusiasts (men and women) of all ages and abilities. Participants interested in playing in the simul can sign up on-site.
  • * For more information email jhoffman@www.9queens.org.

On December 20, 2009, as part of her national goodwill tour to promote the benefits of chess, Ms. Kosteniuk will fly to Tucson, Arizona to promote the benefits of chess. From 2-4 pm at the Parasol Project Arts Space (299 S Park Avenue), Ms. Kosteniuk will answer questions from participants in the 9 Queens Academy and read from her new book “Diary of a Chess Queen.” Immediately following the Queens Academy, 9 Queens will host a reception and simultaneous chess exhibit at MAST a new boutique located next door to Parasol Project. During the simultaneous chess exhibit, Ms. Kosteniuk will play up to 50 chess players at the same time.

In addition to to serving as the current Women’s World Chess Champion, Ms. Kosteniuk, also serves as the co-chair for the World Chess Federation’s Commission for Womens Chess. Ms Kosteniuk is also a notable chess celebrity and widely regarded as the most popular chess player in the world. Known for the mantra “Chess is Cool,” Kosteniuk was recently voted the most influential chess player on Twitter.

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