NEW! Chess Portrait Beauty Contest: The top Russian women chess players. Pick your favorite, based on your subjective criteria, for example: How they play chess, how nice persons they are or seem to be, how they look. Beauty & Intelligence, that's the FULL package!
New album: RUSSIA-1 IS 2010 OLYMPIC CHESS CHAMPION! On the team: Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alisa Galliamova and Valentina Gunina. Coach Yury Dokhoyan. The event took part in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia and ended on October 3, 2010 (date of the photos).
Photos from the recent 2009 World Blitz Championship in Moscow. During this championship, Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk created a sensation by beating top world players, such as
• Men's World Chess Champion Vishy Anand (rated #3 in world)
• Men's #1 rated in the world Magnus Carlsen (2801 ELO)
• Men's #5 rated in the world Aronian, #6 rated Gashimov, #10 rated Grischuk
• Women's #1 rated Judith Polgar rated 2680 ELO
Classic photo albums about the 2008 Women's World Chess Championship
Alexandra Kosteniuk is crowned WORLD CHESS CHAMPION!!
Nalchik Semi-Finals and Finals
• 2009 Kosteniuk Beach Photos
• 2009 Chess Queen photos
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