Alexandra Kosteniuk Quotes

Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk (Russian: ??????????? ??????????????? ?????????; born 23 April 1984) is a Russian chess Grandmaster and a former Women's World Chess Champion

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Alexandra Kosteniuk


A woman can beat any man; it's difficult to imagine another kind of sport where a woman can beat a man. That's why I like chess.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


Chess is changing. I hope chess is getting more popular, more spectacular.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


It's now possible to play and take lessons from any place of the world. The concept of physical distance doesn't exist in the online world, and that is so cool!

Alexandra Kosteniuk


“My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments.”

Alexandra Kosteniuk


“Studying is something I really love doing, and I just hope to have enough money for tuition.”

Alexandra Kosteniuk


When you stop playing for a while, people tend to forget about you.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


It's a shame to be the face of chess and to play chess badly.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


If people will be interested in me, they will be interested in chess also.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


I have never been a professional model; I have had some modeling sessions.

Alexandra Kosteniuk


You have to win something for people to think about you.

Alexandra Kosteniuk