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GM Alexandra Kosteniuk Claims Victory for the Eighth Time in the 23rd Queens Wednesday Tournament

In the 23rd Queens Wednesday Tournament, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk claimed her eighth victory, marking her 16th appearance in the top 5. WFM Aliaksandra Tarasenka made an impressive debut by securing second place, while IM Polina Shuvalova, a four-time Queens Champion, finished in third place after a tiebreak loss to Tarasenka.

In a spectacular display of skill and consistency, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk has secured her eighth victory in the 23rd Swiss Queens Wednesday tournament. This marks her 16th appearance in the top 5, solidifying her status as a formidable force in the competitive chess world.

This tournament saw an impressive debut from WFM Aliaksandra Tarasenka, who clinched second place. Tarasenka outperformed several seasoned competitors, including GM Irina Krush and the eventual tournament winner, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk. IM Polina Shuvalova, a four-time Queens Champion, finished in third place after losing the tiebreaks to Tarasenka.

Rounding out the top 5 were IM Leya Garifullina and WIM Kubicka Anna. The top performers shared a prize fund of $1000, a testament to their exceptional prowess and dedication to the game.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants for their contribution to this thrilling tournament. As we continue to elevate and celebrate the global women’s chess community, we aim to inspire future generations to reach for the stars.

Join us again on Wednesday, the 10th of July at 17:00 CEST for another exciting Swiss Queens Wednesday Tournament! Don’t miss the chance to witness and participate in top-tier women’s chess competition.

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