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Chess queen

Aleksandra Kostenyuk, International Woman Grandmaster and International Master among men

1984 - Born in Perm
1989 - Begins playing chess
1994 - European champion among girls under 10
1994 - Shares first and second places at the world championship under 10
1996 - World champion under 12
1997 - Woman International Master (WIM)
1998 - International Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
2000 - International Master among men (IM)
2001 - Women's vice champion of the world
2003 - Graduates, Russian State Academy of Physical Education
2004 - International Grandmaster (men)
2008 - World champion in chess

Today we will talk about chess. Aleksandra Kostenyuk is the new Women’s World Champion after defeating the Chinese prodigy Hou Yifan in the final at Nalchik in south Russia. Aleksandra is the first Russian women's champion since 1962. Aleksandra is our guest today.

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