Maria Kursova at the European Chess Team Championship in Warsaw 2013
3 January 1986 |
Severodvinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Title||Woman Grandmaster (2007)|
|Peak rating||2366 (July 2007)|
Maria Kursova (Russian: Мария Курсова, Armenian: Մարիա Կուրսովա; born 3 January 1986 in Severodvinsk) is a Russian-Armenian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster. She won the Under-10 Girls' World Championship in 1996 and the Under-16 Girls' European Championship in 2001.
Kursova tied for first place with Natalia Pogonina, placing second on countback, in the 2003 European U18 Girls Championship, and was the bronze medalist in the 1998 European U12 Girls Championship.
She played for the Armenian team in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 2012 and 2014, Women's World Team Chess Championships of 2011 and 2015, Women's European Team Chess Championships of 2011 and 2013.
- Стипендиатка Банка Москвы Мария Курсова — среди студентов-победителей чемпионата России по шахматам (in Russian). Bank of Moscow. 18 October 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- European Youth Championship Girls - U18 Chess-Results
- European Youth Chess Championship 1998 Girls-U12 Chess-Results
- FIDE: transfers in 2011
- "Maria Kursova wins Armenian Women's Chess Championship". PanARMENIAN.Net. January 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
- Maria Kursova team chess record at OlimpBase
- "Bride from the North: Armenia's naturalized Russian wins national chess title". ArmeniaNow. June 23, 2012. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- Maria Kursova rating card at FIDE
- Maria Kursova chess games at 365Chess.com
- Maria Kursova player profile and games at Chessgames.com
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