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Alexandra Kosteniuk
Kosteniuk 
Photograph copyright © 2004, Chessgames.com
 
Number of games in database: 1,226
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2549 (2548 rapid, 2468 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557

Overall record: +325 -197 =264 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 440 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (223) 
    B33 B92 B32 B22 B47
 Ruy Lopez (127) 
    C78 C67 C92 C65 C95
 French Defense (66) 
    C11 C15 C13 C18 C12
 Caro-Kann (63) 
    B12 B18 B11 B19 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (47) 
    B92 B96 B97 B99 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (43) 
    C92 C95 C84 C87 C96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B62 B30 B67 B89 B31
 Nimzo Indian (56) 
    E34 E54 E46 E53 E21
 Queen's Indian (52) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E13
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A46 A45 E00 D02 E10
 English (38) 
    A13 A14 A15 A10 A12
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (38) 
    B62 B67 B63 B60 B66
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw, 2000 1-0
   A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 0-1
   The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs Onischuk, 2005 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs L Bergez, 2001 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs McShane, 2003 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs C Werner, 2000 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs Xu Yuanyuan, 2001 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs Y Dembo, 2005 1-0
   Carlsen vs Kosteniuk, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2016)
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2011)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2015)
   SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tashkent (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Chess Queen: Kosteniuk by BntLarsen
   Kosteniuk! by larrewl
   A Kosteniuk by ghjensen

RECENT GAMES:
   E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk (Mar-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   Kosteniuk vs A Endress (Mar-04-17) 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs A Muzychuk (Feb-25-17) 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs Kosteniuk (Feb-24-17) 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs Shiqun Ni (Feb-21-17) 1-0

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ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK
(born Apr-23-1984, 33 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Alexandra Kosteniuk was born in Perm, Russia. She was taught the game at the age of five by her father, Konstantin Vladimirovich Kosteniuk. Her younger sister, Oksana Kosteniuk, is a WFM.

In September 2008, she scaled the summit of womenís chess when she became the 14th Women's World Chess Champion after winning the final of the Women's World Championship (2008) against Yifan Hou by 2.5 to 1.5. In December 2010, she conceded her crown when she bowed out in the third round to finalist Ruan Lufei. She again contested the championship at the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) but lost her second round match to compatriot WGM Natalia Pogonina after defeating US WGM Tatev Abrahamyan in the first round.

A WGM since age 14, an IM at 16, and a GM at 20, Kosteniuk has featured prominently in various regional and world age title competitions, including winning the Girls U10 European Championship in Herculane in 1994, the Girls Under 12 European Championship in Rimavaska Sobota in 1996, and the Girls Under 12 World Championship in Minorca in 1996. In 2001, at the age of 17, she was runner up to Zhu Chen for the Womenís World Championship. In 2000 and 2004, Kosteniuk was second in the Russian Womenís Championships but went one better in 2005 when she won that Championship with a score of 9/11 and a 2691 performance rating. Other prominent tournament successes include winning the First European Womenís Championship that was held in Dresden in 2004, and equal second behind Koneru Humpy in the 2005 North Urals Cup. In 2010 she came fifth in the Russian Women's Championship and in 2011 she won the Moscow Open 2011B - Young GMs with 7/9. Also in 2011, she won the Swiss Women's Championship. In 2013 she won both the womenís and menís Swiss titles.

Kosteniuk became the inaugural Fischerandom (Chess960) Women's World Champion in 2006, and successfully defended her title in 2008 against Kateryna Lahno. There did not appear to be a Fischerandom world championship in 2010, and Kosteniuk is therefore still the women's world titleholder for this form of chess.

She has captured the public's eye by appearing in a Russian film, doing many product promotions, fashion modeling, and appearing in fashion magazines. She produces a popular series of chess podcasts, and maintains a chess website http://www.kosteniuk.com/

Live rating (women): http://chesspro.ru/guestnew/looknul... Her website: http://www.kosteniuk.com/ and her web photo album http://www.kosteniuk.com/en/albums/...

Wikipedia article: Alexandra Kosteniuk


 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,226  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kosteniuk vs S Cherednichenko  0-140 1994 Wch U10 GirlsB06 Robatsch
2. Kosteniuk vs N Pkhakadze  1-041 1994 Wch U10 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Kosteniuk vs B Farhat 1-043 1994 Wch U10 GirlsB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
4. E Mirzoeva vs Kosteniuk  0-170 1996 Cup G.KasparovC26 Vienna
5. Kosteniuk vs V Belov 0-179 1996 Kasparov Cup opB33 Sicilian
6. Kosteniuk vs L Kritz 0-127 1996 Ch Moscow (open)C29 Vienna Gambit
7. Kosteniuk vs N Kosintseva 1-068 1996 Ch World (cadets) (under 12) (g)C29 Vienna Gambit
8. K Rybenko vs Kosteniuk 1-042 1996 Volgograd opC44 King's Pawn Game
9. N Seferjan vs Kosteniuk  1-051 1997 Pripis memB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. M Perez Candelario vs Kosteniuk 0-127 1997 It (open) (juniors)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
11. A Yangel vs Kosteniuk  0-133 1997 RUS-ch (Women)A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
12. Kosteniuk vs J Kochetkova  1-037 1998 Ch Russia (w) (1 liga)B20 Sicilian
13. Bosboom-Lanchava vs Kosteniuk 0-128 1998 Olympiad (w)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. Kosteniuk vs M Lomineishvili 1-026 1999 It (w)B40 Sicilian
15. Kosteniuk vs Romanishin  0-171 1999 Bled openB40 Sicilian
16. T Grabuzova vs Kosteniuk  1-030 1999 RUS-ch49(Women)A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
17. Kosteniuk vs D Garces 1-034 2000 It (open)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Kosteniuk vs Stellwagen 1-031 2000 CorusC00 French Defense
19. G J Ludden vs Kosteniuk 0-144 2000 CorusA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
20. Kosteniuk vs V Georgiev  0-130 2000 CorusB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. M Bosboom vs Kosteniuk 1-028 2000 CorusA10 English
22. Kosteniuk vs C P Gouw 1-018 2000 CorusC00 French Defense
23. Y Afek vs Kosteniuk 1-048 2000 CorusB89 Sicilian
24. Kosteniuk vs C Werner  1-042 2000 CorusC28 Vienna Game
25. Kosteniuk vs A Romero Holmes  0-165 2000 CorusC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,226  PGN Download
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Nov-08-14
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  HeMateMe: Looking great, all made up, at the opening ceremony

<http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...>

Jan-13-15
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  HeMateMe: looks like the board is set up correctly

<http://www.chessdom.com/wp-content/...>

Mar-25-15  Raisin Death Ray: When is she going to do Playboy already?!?
Jun-04-15
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  HeMateMe: I like this photo

<http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...>

reminds me of Rosie Perez

<http://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/...>

Jun-04-15
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  PhilFeeley: <Raisin Death Ray: When is she going to do Playboy already?!?> You're kidding, right? No respectable person does that.
Jun-04-15
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Alexandra Kosteniuk for winning the European-ACP Womenís Rapid Championship with 8.5/11, despite a last round loss with white. She finished half a point ahead of 3 other players. As a result of this, she gained 38.8 points to move to 2494.8 and #13.
Jun-07-15
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  PhilFeeley: The winner had to sing for her supper:

https://youtu.be/PWwVd2qO4-4

Jun-07-15
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  HeMateMe: Very nice. That was...some sort of traditional Russian folk song?
Aug-08-15  sonia91: Now she is married to Pavel Tregubov:

http://chess-news.ru/en/node/19713

Aug-08-15
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  MissScarlett: Here's Tregubov in the company of sweet Ophelia: http://chess-news.ru/sites/default/...
Aug-08-15
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  HeMateMe: Kosteniuk has dual Swiss-Russian citizenship. [2] She is married to Swiss-born Diego Garces, who is of Colombian descent
Aug-09-15
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  cro777: Now she is married to 43-year-old Russian GM Pavel Tregubov, who has lived for many years in France. https://files-onlinechesslesso.netd...

This is her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Swiss/Columbian Diego Garces. The two met when she was just sixteen and he was 25 years older. They have a daughter, Francesca-Maria http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...

http://chess-news.ru/en/node/19713

Aug-09-15  Harvestman: <<MissScarlett>: Here's Tregubov in the company of sweet Ophelia: http://chess-news.ru/sites/default/...

That's Sophie Milliet.

Aug-09-15
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  joeyj: https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.ne...
Aug-09-15
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  HeMateMe: Hmm...So, she took the older, wealthy man to the cleaners in a divorce and now has the correct relationship, a chess player, her own age and background? Older men never learn...
Aug-09-15
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  MissScarlett: <That's Sophie Milliet.>

Try and keep up: Sophie Milliet

Aug-09-15
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  cro777: Alexandra is participating at the 65th Russian Women's Superfinal which is being held in the southeastern Siberian city of Chita.

This is GTRK Chita (a branch of Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) report on the tournament and the opening ceremony:

http://gtrkchita.ru/news/?id=1731

Kosteniuk and Tregubov in the first row during the opening ceremony (frame location 05:33; time marker with the endtime at the begining)

Sep-20-15  waustad: OSG Baden Baden has really pulled out the stops. Their top scorer in the FBL last year, Eva Moser is staying closer to home this year, but they've added Alexandra Kosteniuk and Antoaneta Stefanova. Anna Zatonskih, who would be the first board on most teams in the league, is the #6 player. Of course, many of the top boards won't play very often, but the depth is rather extreme with Elena Sedina and Lisa Schut at #10 and #11 respectively.
Dec-22-15  john barleycorn: from her profile:

<...she became the 14th Women's World Chess Champion ...>

According to her own website she was the 12th Women's World Chess Champion

Apr-23-16
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexandra Kosteniuk.
Jul-06-16
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  posoo: NOW we have kabbitzers just ASUMING dat dis lady wants to pose NAKED for them in a mugazine!

NOBODY GOS ON to Krumnik's page and asks to see HIM with no clofes on. WHY HERE?

SHOWVANISM.

Oct-28-16
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  cro777: Russian Chess Champion again 9 years later.

After winning 2 weeks ago the Russian Rapid Championship, this week Kosteniuk won the classical women's chess championship of Russia scoring 8.5/11. She secured the championship with a round to go.

Both champions (in menís and womenís competition) received the keys from Renault Kaptur cars, offered by the strategic partner of RCF, Renault Russia company.

Kosteniuk: "Previously I only won one Russian championship, in 2005. For some reason I was strongly motivated by the special prize, the Renault car, while the same could not be said about the money. When I found out that the champions will receive this car, I recalled that I don't have the Russian driver's license. Hopefully after this tournament I will fix the formalities, otherwise my husband will have to drive me around."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cv4lUuC...

The last time Kosteniuk won the Russian championship was on the 27th of May 2005, 3 years before becoming women's world champion. In that championship, instead of a quick draw which would have guaranteed her first place, Alexandra went all out and won her last game against Kochetkova, which gave her clear first place with 9 points out of 11.

http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...

Dec-08-16
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  HeMateMe: Russia's Got Talent!

<https://es.chessbase.com/portals/0/...>

Don't give up the day job, ladies.

Feb-23-17
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  ketchuplover: hang in there young lady!
Mar-08-17
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  cro777: On the eve of the International Womenís Day, Kosteniuk participated for the first time in the traditional blitz match between "Blondes" and "Brunettes" which took place in Moscow. The playing format was 8-rounds Scheveningen system with the time control 3′+2″.

Brunettes: Alexandra Kosteniuk, Darya Pustovoitova, Marina Nechaeva, Daria Charochkina, Dinara Dordzhieva, Nadezhda Harmunova, Elmira Mirzoeva and Tatyana Bogumil.

Blondes: Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Olga Girya, Natalia Zhukova, Alina Bivol, Maria Fominykh (founder of the event), Irina Vasilevich, Dina Drozdova and Anastasia Eryshkanova.

In the team of brunettes Alexandra Kosteniuk was best with 6.5/8 points. Nevertheless, her team lost to blondes 30-34.

http://www.chessdom.com/wp-content/...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Q...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyB...

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