Tatiana Kosintseva at Iraklion, 2007
|Full name||Tatiana Anatolyevna Kosintseva
Татьяна Анатольевна Косинцева
April 11, 1986 |
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2494 (August 2014)
(No. 13 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2581 (November 2010)|
As of January 2012 her FIDE Elo rating is 2513, making her the twelfth-ranked female player in the world.
Chance start and instant success
Along with elder sister Nadezhda, the six-year-old Tatiana became a chess player by virtue of a twist of fate. Wandering home from dance lessons with their mother, the pair happened upon a chess club and decided then and there to take up the game.
Soon after, she became a fearsome competitor at the top level of junior chess, her collection of tournament prizes rivalling even her sister's haul. At the World Youth Chess Championship, she earned silver medals at the Under-10 (Cala Galdana, 1996) and Under-12 (Cannes, 1997) events. In the Under-10 category of the 1996 European Youth Chess Championship held at Rimavska Sobota she went one better, that time taking home the gold medal. Silver medals were added at the Euro events in Mureck (1998) and Kallithea (2000), at Under-12 and Under-18 levels, respectively.
National and European Champion
Sharing a mutual talent for chess, the sisters are also close companions outside the game; both attend a law course at Pomor University in their hometown and study together. Inevitably, they play side by side in team competitions, most notably at the Chess Olympiad as part of the Russian Women's national team.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
In 2010 Kosintseva won the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Nalchik with a performance rating of 2735. Her score was 9/11 or +7 −0 =4; 1½ points ahead of her nearest rival Hou Yifan. She gained 160 Grand Prix points in Nalchik.
- Russian Women's Chess Championship Superfinal 2006
-  Tatiana Kosintseva new European Women's Champion 2009
-  European Women's Championship: Mkrtchian and Konsintseva win
- "Tatyana Kosintseva is winner of FIDE Grand Prix round in Nalchik". FIDE. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
- "Nalchik GP: Kosintseva wins hands down". ChessBase. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
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