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) January 14, 1985 (age 30)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2489 (November 2015)
Peak rating 2576 (November 2010)

Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Russian: Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born January 14, 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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). There were silver and bronze medals at the other age groups too. 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.

At the European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2005, held in Moldova in June, she finished in second place behind Kateryna Lahno.

In 2006, along with younger sister Tatiana, she shared second place at the Russian women's championship superfinal, one and half point behind the winner.

In December 2008, she won the Russian Women's Chess Championship in Moscow.[1] She finished second in this event in 2009.[2]

In 2010, she tied for 1st–7th with grandmasters Alexander Riazantsev, Vitali Golod, Leonid Kritz, Sébastien Feller, Christian Bauer, Sébastien Mazé in the 43rd Biel Chess Festival.[3]

Nadezhda Kosintseva married Leonid Kritz in late December 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Women's RUS Chmp. 2008". FIDE. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "59. Womens Chmp. 2009". FIDE. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2010-07-29). "The Week in Chess: Biel Chess Festival 2010". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "I thought about changing federation, and not just today (Interview by Evgeny Surov in Russian)". 2013-02-01. 

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