Alexandra Kosteniuk

Russian and Swiss chess player

Alexandra Kosteniuk[1] (born Perm, Volga, 23 April 1984) is a Russian chess Grandmaster and former Women's World Chess Champion. She lost her title in 2010.[2]

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra is married, and lives with her husband and daughter in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida.

Kosteniuk is now ranked 31st in the current FIDE rating list for women.[3] She is no longer playing regularly. The highest rated woman, Judit Polgar (Hungary), never plays in female events. The second highest rated woman is Humpy Koneru (India); she has never won the women's world championship.

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  1. Russian: Александра Константиновна Костенюк
  2. "ChessBase News". Archived from the original on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  3. FIDE top 100 women
  • Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2001). How I became a grandmaster at age 14. Moscow. ISBN 5-8293-0043-5.