at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
|Full name||Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva|
January 14, 1985 |
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2489 (July 2015)
(No. 8 ranked woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2576 (November 2010)|
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.
In 2006, along with younger sister Tatiana (as of 2009 an International Grandmaster), she shared second place at the Russian women's superfinal, one-half point behind the winner. Being of similar strength, the two sisters normally play on consecutive boards of the national women's team at the Chess Olympiad and other team events.
Nadezhda Kosintseva married Leonid Kritz in late December 2012.
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- "59. Womens Chmp. 2009". FIDE. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- Crowther, Mark (2010-07-29). "The Week in Chess: Biel Chess Festival 2010". Chess.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
- "I thought about changing federation, and not just today (Interview by Evgeni Surov in Russian)". chess-news.ru. 2013-02-01.
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