:: The Battle of the Babes

David Howell (FM 2211)- Alexandra Kosteniuk (IM 2459) ½ - 3½

1. David Howell  ½ - ½ Alexandra Kosteniuk
2. Alexandra Kosteniuk  1 - 0 David Howell
3. David Howell  0 - 1 Alexandra Kosteniuk 
4. Alexandra Kosteniuk  1 - 0 David Howell

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The glamour girl of the Chess world, 18 year old Alexandra Kosteniuk, runner-up in the Women’s World Championship, who combines modelling with a formidable chess talent, will do battle with the British chess prodigy – 11 year old David Howell, who recently set a world record playing against World chess champion, Vladimir Kramnik.
Alex and David will ‘do battle’ at Broadgate’s Exchange Square, in London, Broadgate’s EXCHANGE SQUARE (full address: Exchange Square, Broadgate, London, EC2), on Tuesday 13th of August 2002.
Press conference starts at 12:00. First blitz match starts at 12:30 midday.

The four ‘blitz’ matches each lasting 30 minutes (with a 15 minute break between each) will require not only strength but also endurance, as the two players will be playing with GIANT chess pieces.

Spectators are welcome at this open-air event. They can sit around the ‘Arena’, British Land’s stunning showpiece development and get a magnificent view of the proceedings. The event is free of charge.

For more information please contact: Mike Basman of UK Chess Challenge on: 07715041320/ UKChessChallenge@aol.com  or Zena Howard of Einstein Group on: 07989 441293 zena.howard@einstein.tv

A live broadcast of the match will be available via http://www.bitem.co.uk/ukcc as from August 8th 2002.

In the photos: The British chess prodigy – 11 year old David Howell and the glamour girl of the chess world 18 year old Alexandra Kosteniuk

Last update by Webmaster:  13/08/2002 @ 21:04 >>>