Nadezhda Kosintseva

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.

Nadezhda Kosintseva
Надежда Косинцева
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at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
Full nameNadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva
Born (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 37)
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2011)
FIDE rating2483 (June 2022)
Peak rating2576 (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). 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]

Hand-over of the Caissa Chess Award to Nadezhda Kosintseva by Nona Gaprindashvili and Igor Lobortas
Kosintseva sisters, Nadezhda and Tatiana

The holder and the winner of the honorary FIDE award of Caissa as the 2010 best female chess player. Chess Award of Caissa, designed and executed by artisans of the Lobortas Classic Jewelry House, was solemnly presented on September 18, 2010 within the framework of FIDE Women's Blitz World Championship in Moscow.

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 lifeEdit

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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