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Nadezhda Kosintseva : biography

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Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Russian: Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born January 14, 1985) is a Russian chess player. She holds the title of Grandmaster.

A prolific champion of junior chess, she has an enviable history at the European Youth Chess Championship, taking 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 (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.

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

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

Nadezhda Kosintseva married Leonid Kritz in late December 2012.

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