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Chess Is Cool Podcast with Alexandra Kosteniuk

Glamourous Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk wants to show to the world that Chess is Cool! Listen to her weekly podcasts with News from the Chess world, Tips, Competitions, Interviews, and more!

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 27 (October 25, 2007)

This is episode Number 27 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about Anand, Gmunden and Villandry.

7mins

26 Oct 2007

Rank #1

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 11 (January 16, 2006)

This is episode Number 11 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, from Paris, France. She tells us about her next tournaments and gives news of the recently started Corus Grandmaster tournament. Alexandra's tip of the week is about an important rule in pawn endings. The show ends with the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

5mins

17 Jan 2006

Rank #2

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 13 (February 17, 2006)

This is episode Number 13 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, from Moscow, Russia. Alexandra had her best tournament result ever in the Aeroflot A1, with a performance of 2657 ELO. Alexandra's tip of the week is about how to make progress at chess by playing opponents a little stronger than you. The show ends with the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

5mins

17 Feb 2006

Rank #3

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 12 (January 31, 2006)

This is episode Number 12 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, from Zvenigorod, Russia. She tells us about the completed Corus Grandmaster tournament. Alexandra's tip of the week is about how to select the best opening to play. The show ends with the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

6mins

1 Feb 2006

Rank #4

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 14 (March 9, 2006)

This is episode Number 14 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, and Alexandra's sister, Oxana, is your host. She tells us about the World Chess Championship, which is starting in 2 days in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The show ends with Oxana saying the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

6mins

9 Mar 2006

Rank #5

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 10 (January 10, 2006)

This is episode Number 10 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, from Miami, Florida. Alexandra talks about what she has done in Las Vegas. She announces the winner of the Christmas competition. Her tip of the week is about how to play the endgame in chess. The news of the week is about the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The show ends with the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

5mins

11 Jan 2006

Rank #6

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 30 (June 29, 2008)

This is episode Number 30 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. Tip about Blitz and Repertoire.

8mins

29 Jun 2008

Rank #7

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 29 (March 14, 2008)

This is episode Number 29 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. Tip about Position Evaluation.

10mins

14 Mar 2008

Rank #8

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 28 (November 30, 2007)

This is episode Number 28 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about Crete and Moscow events.

5mins

1 Dec 2007

Rank #9

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 9 (December 31, 2005)

This is episode Number 9 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast, from Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexandra tells us about how she played in the North American Open, she gives us some fresh chess news, and gives us a tip about not losing one's concentration during a chess game, especially when you have a "winning" position. The show ends with the words And remember... Chess is Cool!

5mins

31 Dec 2005

Rank #10

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 26 (September 11, 2007)

This is episode Number 26 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about the new FIDE world championship cycle, and gives tips about best chess training.

8mins

11 Sep 2007

Rank #11

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 25 (July 21, 2007)

This is episode Number 25 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about why she was off the air, and she has a surprise for you.

6mins

22 Jul 2007

Rank #12

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 24 (October 25, 2006)

This is episode Number 24 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about her trip to Mexico, where she won 2 matches against GM's Kostchnoi and Hernandez.

6mins

25 Oct 2006

Rank #13

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 23 (October 18, 2006)

This is episode Number 23 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about the recent world championship Kramnik - Topalov, and gives a nice tip called "the weakest link".

9mins

18 Oct 2006

Rank #14

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Chess is Cool Podcast Episode 22 (September 22, 2006)

This is episode Number 22 of Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess is Cool Podcast. She speaks about her participation in the Tomsk male Russian Championship, she talks of her plans, gives news of the Kramnik-Topalov match, and gives a tip based on one of her games.

9mins

23 Sep 2006

Rank #15