Tatiana Kosintseva

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Tatiana Kosintseva
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Tatiana Kosintseva at Iraklion, 2007
Full name Tatiana Anatolyevna Kosintseva
Country Russia
Born (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 32)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating 2475 (September 2018)
Peak rating 2581 (November 2010)

Tatiana Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Russian: Татьяна Анатольевна Косинцева; born 11 April 1986) is a Russian chess grandmaster. She is a two-time European women's champion and three-time Russian women's champion. Kosintseva was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the Women's Chess Olympiads of 2010 and 2012, and at the Women's European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009 and 2011.


Kosintseva started to play chess at 6 years old along with elder sister Nadezhda, when coming back home from dance lessons with their mother they happened upon a chess club and decided then and there to take up the game.[1]

As a youngster, she recalls being inspired by a book of former World Champion Alexander Alekhine's games and was similarly impressed by the games of Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer.[1]

At the World Youth Chess Championships, she earned silver medals at the Girls Under 10 (Cala Galdana, 1996) and Girls Under 12 (Cannes, 1997) events. In the Girls Under 10 category of the 1996 European Youth Chess Championship, held at Rimavska Sobota, she won the gold medal. Silver medals were added at the European events in Mureck (1998) and Kallithea (2000), at the Girls Under 12 and Girls Under 18 levels, respectively.

Kosintseva sisters, Nadezhda and Tatiana

In 2002, 2004[2] and 2007 Kosintseva won the Russian Women's Chess Championship. In 2006, she finished a half point behind winner Ekaterina Korbut.[3] Also in 2004, she Kosintseva won the Accentus Ladies Tournament at the Biel Chess Festival.[4]

She was also the winner of the 2007 Women's European Individual Chess Championship with a tournament performance rating (TPR) of 2774, and won again in 2009 with a TPR of 2551.[5][6]

Kosintseva, 2013

In 2010 Kosintseva won the FIDE Women's Grand Prix event in Nalchik with a performance rating of 2735. Her score was 9/11 points (+7−0=4), 1½ points ahead of her nearest rival, Hou Yifan. She gained 160 Grand Prix points in Nalchik.[7][8]

In 2012, Kosintseva won the European Women's Rapid Chess Championship in Gazientep, Turkey.[9] In 2014, she won the bronze medal at the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Kosintseva attended along with her sister Nadezhda a law course at Pomor University in their hometown, Arkhangelsk.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Corus Chess 2007 - Biography of Tatiana Kosintseva". coruschess.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Tatiana Kosintseva wins Russian Championship". Chess News. ChessBase. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  3. ^ Russian Women's Chess Championship Superfinal 2006
  4. ^ "Morozevich clinches Biel with a 2863 performance". ChessBase. 2004-08-02. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  5. ^ [1] Tatiana Kosintseva new European Women's Champion 2009
  6. ^ [2] European Women's Championship: Mkrtchian and Konsintseva win
  7. ^ "Tatyana Kosintseva is winner of FIDE Grand Prix round in Nalchik". FIDE. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Nalchik GP: Kosintseva wins hands down". ChessBase. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Gaziantep: Tatiana Kosintseva wins European Rapid". ChessBase. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Anna Muzychuk is Women's World Blitz Champion". FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

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