Alexandra Kosteniuk

  • First Name: Alexandra
  • Last Name: Kosteniuk
  • Nickname: Chessqueen
  • Country: Russia
  • FIDE ID#:  4128125
  • Peek Rating: 2550
  • Peek World Ranking: 3
  • Date of Birth: 23/04/1984
  • Birthplace: Perm (Russia)
  • Height: 163cm
  • Title(s): GM
    • Top 3-5 accomplishments: 12th women’s world chess champion (2008-2010),
    • 3-times winner of the Chess Olympiads (2010, 2012, 2014),
    • 4-times European team champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015) (playing for Russia),
    • Women’s European Chess Champion 2004,
    • Women’s European Rapid Chess Champion 2015,
    • Vice-champion of the world rapid chess championships (2012, 2014)
  • Started playing Chess at age: 5
  • Trainers / Coaches: GM Pavel Tregubov
  • Favorite Book(s): Master and Margarita by Bulgakov
  • Hobbies: Sport – running, tennis etc
  • First international tournament at age: 10
  • # of countries visited: 52
  • Website: www.kosteniuk.com and www.chesssqueen.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/chessqueen
  • Twitter: twitter.com/chessqueen
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