And now we present the women who make you actually want to go in to the office. Are you a hot girl with a cool job? Write us so we can appreciate your ravishing beauty.

What's your job?
I'm a professional chess player and I love it! People may think that chess is boring, but I can tell you it certainly is not. It's fun, challenging and definitely cool. When you play chess you are the one and only captain. You have an army of pieces and their destinies are in your hands. You can create, you can be imaginative, you can prove to yourself and to your opponent that you are smarter and if you win you certainly deserve it.


Is there anything particularly sexy about what you do?
I think that many people think it's sexy to see a nice looking girl next to a chessboard, intuitively that's not what one would expect, and that's wrong! Beautiful people can and should play chess too! Beauty and intelligence can go well together, so beautiful people should think to develop their minds by playing chess and intelligent people should not neglect their physical appearance.

Alexandra Kosteniuk -- Hot Girl, Cool Job

    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

    kosteniuk.com

    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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    Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion

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Find out what sucks about being a pro chess player after the jump.

What sucks about your job?
Nowadays with the help of computers opening theory can last for many moves ahead, sometimes up to 40 moves! So endless studying of all the theoretical variations can sometimes be tedious, that's why I love the chess variant invented by late world champion Bobby Fischer called "Fischer Random Chess" (also called Chess960) where creative thinking starts as early as move 1.

Do guys underestimate you because you are attractive?
Well if they did, they would lose in a hurry. Chess is a game that does not forgive any distraction, you must keep your mind focused on the board, and not on the appearance of your opponent. I do try to dress appropriately and elegantly for each game, while being comfortable since the games can last up to six hours.

For more Alexandra, check out her official Web site.