Nadezhda Kosintseva

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Nadezhda Kosintseva
Надежда Косинцева
Kosinzewa nadeshda 20081119 olympiade dresden.jpg
at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
Full name Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva
Country Russia
Born (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 33)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (2011)
FIDE rating 2483 (August 2018)
Peak rating 2576 (November 2010)

Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Russian: Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born 14 January 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster. She was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 2010 and 2012, and in the Women's European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009 and 2011.


At the European Youth Chess Championship, Kosintseva took gold medals in 1995 (Girls Under-10, Verdun), 1997 (Girls Under-12, Tallinn) and 2000 (Girls Under-18, Kallithea). At the World Youth Chess Championship of 1998, held in Oropesa del Mar, she took the gold medal in the Girls Under-14 event. She was twice the bronze medalist at the World Junior Chess Championship (Girls, Under-20) in 2001 and 2002.

In 2005, she tied for first place with Kateryna Lahno in the European Individual Women's Championship, held in Chișinău. Kosintseva took the silver medal after losing the playoff match.[1] In the 2007 edition of the same event she won the bronze medal.

In 2006, along with younger sister Tatiana and Elena Tairova, she shared second place at the Russian women's championship superfinal.[2] Kosintseva won the 2008 Russian women's championship in Moscow.[3] She finished second in this event in 2009.[4]

In 2010, she tied for 1st–7th with grandmasters Alexander Riazantsev, Vitali Golod, Leonid Kritz, Sébastien Feller, Christian Bauer and Sébastien Mazé in the Master Open of the 43rd Biel Chess Festival, finishing second on tiebreak.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kosintseva married Leonid Kritz in late December 2012[6] and a daughter was born in 2014.[7]

In 2013, she moved to the United States to study at the University of Texas at Dallas.[8]


  1. ^ "Kateryna Lahno, 15, European Women's Champion". ChessBase. 2005-06-25. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-12-18). "TWIC 632: Russian Women's Championship". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Women's RUS Chmp. 2008". FIDE. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "59. Womens Chmp. 2009". FIDE. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "43rd Biel Chess Festival: Master Open". ChessBase. 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  6. ^ Surov, Evgeny (2013-02-01). "I thought about changing federation, and not just today" (in Russian). 
  7. ^ "Nadezhda Kosintseva Gave Birth to a Girl". 2014-01-18. 
  8. ^ "Kosintseva, Berczes, Margvelashvili among the new UT Dallas members". Chessdom. 2013-09-13. 

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