FIDE CHESS PROFILE

Kosteniuk Alexandra

Federation
FIDE title
B-Year
FIDE ID
Russia
Woman Grandmaster
1984
4128125
2507
standart
2538
rapid
2521
blitz
Title registered by President
GM — 5 Euro Indv.Women's Champ

World rank

World (all players):
World (active players):
Female (active players):
878
727
9

National Rank RUS

National (all players):
National (active players):
Female (active players):
148
109
3

Continent Rank Europe

Rank (all players):
Rank (active players):
Female (active players):
633
534
6

FIDE Titles (year)

Grandmaster (GM)
2004
International Master (IM)
2000
Woman
Grandmaster (WGM)
1998
Woman International
Master (WIM)
1997

Rating Progress Chart

Biography

Alexandra Kosteniuk is the twelfth Women's World Champion (2008–2010), a three-time winner of the World Chess Olympics a member of the Russian national team. [...]

Individual Calculations

Standard
September 2019
None
August 2019
July 2019
Rapid
September 2019
None
August 2019
None
July 2019
None
Blitz
September 2019
None
August 2019
None
July 2019
None
Alexandra Kostenyuk
Born April 23, 1984 | Federation: Russia | Rating: 2507

Alexandra Kosteniuk is the twelfth Women's World Champion (2008–2010), a three-time winner of the World Chess Olympics a member of the Russian national team (2010, 2012, 2014).

Alexandra was born on April 23, 1984, in Perm, major industrial city in the east of European part of Russia, where her father – a career military man – served. But as early as 1985, she moved to Moscow with her parents, where she spent her childhood. Being a true prodigal child, Alexandra repeatedly won the European and world youth championships and became a woman grandmaster at the age of 14. A few years later, in 2004, Alexandra scored the grandmaster norm and became the tenth woman in history to be awarded that rank.

Alexandra's first major achievement in professional competitions dates back to 2001, when the 17-year-old girl missed the women's world champion title by an inch, scoring just short of it. Seven years later, in 2008, she made her childhood dream come true by winning the knockout Women's World Championship in Nalchik. Under the guidance of grandmaster Yuri Razuvayev, Alexandra Kosteniuk demonstrated a remarkably balanced and mature playstyle, outscoring her rivals in a regular time, to become the 12th Women's World Champion. In the final, Kosteniuk outplayed Hou Yifan, the future Women's World Champion.

Alexandra Kosteniuk is a three-time winner of the World Chess Olympiads (2010, 2012, 2014), the Women's World Champion (2017) and a five-time winner of the European team championships (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017) as a member of the Russian national team. In the individual competitions, she is a two-time Russian women's champion (2005 and 2016), the European women's champion (2004), a two-time Chess960 women's world champion.

In the World Blitz Championship 2009 in Moscow, she outplayed outstanding grandmasters, such as Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Judit Polgar. In 2013, she won the titles of both male and women's champion of Switzerland.

Alexandra is not only a strong grandmaster, but also a talented promoter of chess. She has written several books and a plethora of articles, she regularly delivers lectures, organizes children's tournaments (Alexandra Kosteniuk Cup), participates in amateur meetings and TV projects. Kosteniuk is active on Twitter and has a LiveJournal blog. Her portraits have appeared on the covers of more than 100 various magazines. Alexandra actively practices sport, writes poetry. She even appeared in Bless the Woman, a fictional movie by a famous Russian director Stanislav Govorukhin.