Kosteniuk by a Knockout in 25!
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BTW the KO was in 25 moves, not rds vs fellow GM Edouard Romain in a rapid transit game played at the Geneva Masters Tnmt on 28.06.13. Alexandra Kosteniuk (born 23.04.84 in Perm, Russia) was the 12th women's world chess champion. She started to play chess at the age of 5. At the age of 14 she became a woman grandmaster (GM). In 2001, at the age of 17, she reached the final stage of the women's world chess championship and became the vice-champion of the world. In 2004 she became the European Champion among women in and became the tenth woman to be awarded the men's GM title. In 2005 she won the Women's Russian Championship. In 2008 she became the 12th Women's World Chess Champion and held the title for two years. She has been playing for the Russian National Team since 2002, which won the Chess Olympiad-2010 and became 3-times winner of the European Team Championship (2007, 2009 and 2011). SOURCE: www.chessqueen.com
PS: She's also a member of chess.com! http://www.chess.com/blog/chessqueen