Thursday, 29 March 2007
Chess player of the week: GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
We all know that Alexandra Kosteniuk is beautiful and a superb chess player; some of us even know that she is a film star, fashion model and poet. Well, I'm pleased to be able to report that she is also a really nice person.
I emailed Alexandra earlier this week to ask if she could give a little bit of advice to Sophie before she heads off to the challenges of the European Championships next week. The email was sent more out of hope than expectation, but full credit to Alexandra: she replied immediately, asked me for Sophie's contact details and has sent her a warm, friendly and much appreciated good luck message.
For this reason, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is the innaugural "Chess Tales: Player of the week".
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