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Books by Alexandra Kosteniuk

Diary of a Chess Queen by Alexandra Kosteniuk

Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk chronicles her rise to the top of the chess world in this introspective autobiographical work. Drawing from personal diaries kept during her youth, Kosteniuk takes the reader from the very dawn of her career as a child star in Russia, through triumph and disappointment, and finally to the pinnacle of success on the black-and-white battlefield. Along the way, we are treated to much more than an inside look into how a grandmaster approaches the royal game: we also learn the unique challenges posed to a young woman pulled at once by the diverging demands of professional chess, the glamour of the modeling lifestyle, and the joys of love and family life.

Part memoir and travelogue, part game collection, Diary of a Chess Queen features a selection of 64 annotated games with a wide range of world-class competitors, including male super-GM Sergey Karjakin and former female world champions Zhu Chen and Antoaneta Stefanova.

Published by Mongoose Press, 244 pages

AUTOGRAPHED PERSONALLY BY ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK

Price:$24.95

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Alexandra Kosteniuk “How I Became Grandmaster at 14″

The book “How I became Grandmaster at age 14″ includes an instructional part that will help anyone go from complete novice to a knowledgeable beginner in just ninteen lessons. This part will be very helpful for parents who wish to opem the magical wolrd of chess to their children. For more experienced players, the book provides advice, practical problems, and quizzes to ensure continued improvement. And Alexandras best games, carefully selected and annotated by the young grandmaster, will be interest to all lovers of this intellectual game, regardless of their skill level. Alexandra and her parents provide a candid account of what their unique chess family is like, and of how they live through interchanging joys and disappointments – lifelong companions of all chess professionals. 212 pages, b/w, 32 pages full of color photos.

Price:$20.00

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