New pictures of the chess babe

4/2/2002 – Look who's on the title of the popular Russian youth magazine Yat. It's Alexandra Kosteniuk, chess's answer to Anna Kournikova, hitter of the yellow ball. Alexandra has just returned from Singapore and Jakarta, where she demolished the Junior team 6:0. As a special service we provide our visitors not with the games of this match but with rushes from the photoshoot in Moscow. In thumbnail and wallpaper. No pushing and shoving now. The pictures are available here.

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The games between Alexandra Kosteniuk and the Indonesian juniors was held from March 19 to 24 in Jakarta. The opponents (you will find short portraits of them here), between 12 and 15 years old, did not have a chance. "The Russian women's grand master steamrolled right over the Indonesians, winning all six games," reports the official web site. The games are to be found here (go on, get them!).

After returning from Indonesia Alexandra wrote us: "At last I am back in Moscow. Everything was great in Singapore and in Jakarta, it is always interesting to see something new. But Moscow is better, and I am glad that I'm back again! The interest in the match with the Junior team in Jakarta was crazy. I managed to win occasionally ;-). I am sending to you my new pictures which were taken in Moscow and Indonesia." These we want to share with you.


At the start of the match against the junior team.


During the press conference.

On to the photoshoot

Okay, okay, we are getting there. Here are the pictures Alexandra sent us. Click them to get the full-sized wallpaper versions.



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