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ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion

Product Code: DVD0001AK

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Exclusive DVD with over 3 hours of commented games and movies by the 12th World Chess Champion in the history of Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk. Every single game she played in Nalchik to win the World Title commented in detail in her own voice.

Running time: 3 Hours

PART 1: World Championship Video
This DVD contains original and exclusive video from the 2008 Women's World Chess Championship in Nakchik, Russia, with newly crowned World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk commenting throughout.

PART 2: 12 Deeply Commented Games
Listen to Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk as she comments in great detail on every single game she played on her way to becoming the 12th Women's World Champion (Over 2.5 hours).

Round 1: Kosteniuk vs. Pourkashyian 2 - 0 (10 + 11 minutes)
Round 2: Kosteniuk - T. Kosintseva 1.5 - 0.5 (19 + 10 minutes)
Round 3: Kosteniuk - Ushenina 1.5 - 0.5 (13 + 8 minutes)
Semi-Final: Kosteniuk - Cramling 1.5 - 0.5 (11 + 14 minutes)
Finals: Kosteniuk - Hou 2.5 - 1.5 (11 + 13 + 17 + 21 minutes)

EXTRA FEATURES
* Slideshow of the best portraits of Nalchik Participants
* How Alexandra kept her Chess960 World Champion title (24 minutes)
* How Alexandra won Gold at the Mind Sports Games (10 minutes)

For each game, Alexandra tells you about her good and bad moves, as well as:
* How she prepared against each opponent before the tournament, how she picked opening lines.
* How deep she knew the openings while playing, where her home preparations ended.
* Her match and game strategy, deciding when to attack and when to wait, when to regroup.
* How to evaluate the position objectively and find the best place for each piece.

The final 4-game match between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Hou Yifan of China was probably the most exciting the world has ever seen in the complexity of the level of the games. The Women's World Championship was followed live on the Internet by millions of fans. Now you too can watch every single game played by Alexandra, with her informational and entertaining comments, giving you insight into the thoughts of a World Champion.



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