Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky

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Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky
Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky 2007.jpg
Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky in Vietnam in February 2007
Country Vietnam
Born (1974-02-24) 24 February 1974 (age 43)
Title Woman International Master (2001)
Peak rating 2183 (January 2003)

Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky (born Phan Huỳnh Băng Ngân; 24 February 1974) is a Vietnamese-Australian chess player holding the title of Woman International Master (WIM). She is now known as Ngan Nadalin.

Chess career[edit]

Phan-Koshnitsky represented Vietnam in two Women's Chess Olympiads, in 1990 and 1992, and Australia in five Olympiads between 1996 and 2006.[1]

She won the Australian Women's Championship in 1998.[2] In the same year, she also competed in the Asian Women's Championship in the Genting Highlands, Malaysia, scoring 6/11.[3]

Phan-Koshnitsky won the Oceania Women's Championship held on the Gold Coast, Queensland in April 2001.[4][5] She went on to compete in the Women's World Chess Championship 2001 in Moscow, Russia, where she was eliminated in round 1 by Almira Skripchenko.

Phan-Koshnitsky was awarded by FIDE the titles of Woman FIDE Master (WFM) in 1995 and Woman International Master (WIM) in 2001.

Personal life[edit]

In the early 1990s, she married Peter Koshnitsky, son of former Australian chess champion Gary Koshnitsky. She remarried in 2007 and is now Ngan Nadalin.


  1. ^ Women's Chess Olympiads: Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky. OlimpBase.
  2. ^ Australian Women's champions. Australian Chess Federation.
  3. ^ Asian Women's Chess Championship 1998 final results and standings from Chess Malaysia
  4. ^ Oceania Women's 3.2bZonal. Tournament report. FIDE.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-04-30). TWIC 338: Oceana Zonal 3.2b. The Week in Chess.

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