Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Nadezhda Kosintseva
N Kosintseva 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 1,093
Years covered: 1995 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2483 (2516 rapid, 2519 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2576

Overall record: +424 -202 =331 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 136 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (219) 
    B22 B40 B30 B90 B96
 Ruy Lopez (73) 
    C78 C65 C91 C69 C95
 French Defense (68) 
    C11 C18 C10 C00 C07
 Caro-Kann (46) 
    B12 B13 B14 B10 B18
 French (40) 
    C11 C10 C00 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B96 B94 B97 B99
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (159) 
    B32 B22 B67 B31 B63
 Nimzo Indian (58) 
    E32 E48 E44 E46 E58
 Ruy Lopez (51) 
    C78 C77 C95 C68 C69
 Queen's Gambit Declined (48) 
    D38 D39 D37 D35 D30
 Dutch Defense (31) 
    A81 A85 A87 A88 A86
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (28) 
    B67 B63 B62 B69 B65
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Kosintseva vs N Kosintseva, 2012 0-1
   N Kosintseva vs B Zawadzka, 2001 1-0
   N Kosintseva vs E Zaiatz, 2009 1-0
   T Stepovaia vs N Kosintseva, 2009 0-1
   N Kosintseva vs T Kosintseva, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Zhao Xue vs N Kosintseva, 2012 0-1
   Cmilyte vs N Kosintseva, 2011 0-1
   N Kosintseva vs N Zhukova, 2009 1-0
   M Bosboom vs N Kosintseva, 2007 0-1
   N Kosintseva vs A Bodnaruk, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Club Championship: Women (2006)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2008)
   Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2004)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2006)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2005)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Wch U20 Girls (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Nadezhda Kosintseva: Selected Games by wanabe2000
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) 2006 by Tabanus
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) 2008 by Tabanus

   🏆 Pan-Am Intercollegiate
   A Baryshpolets vs N Kosintseva (Dec-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   N Kosintseva vs H Hernandez Carmenates (Dec-29-15) 1/2-1/2
   V Durarbayli vs N Kosintseva (Dec-28-15) 0-1
   N Kosintseva vs F Ynojosa Aponte (Nov-25-15) 1/2-1/2
   N Kosintseva vs F Rambaldi (Nov-24-15) 0-1

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Nadezhda Kosintseva
Search Google for Nadezhda Kosintseva
FIDE player card for Nadezhda Kosintseva

(born Jan-14-1985, 38 years old) Russia
[what is this?]

WIM (2001); WGM (2002); IM (2004); GM (2011); Russian Women's Champion (2008). 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.

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 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. Sister of Tatiana Kosintseva.

Live ratings:

References: (1) Wikipedia article: Nadezhda Kosintseva , (2)

Last updated: 2022-01-14 00:15:45

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,093  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kosintseva vs S Andreasian  1-0461995EU-ch U10 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
2. N Kosintseva vs Gloria Geczi  1-0371995EU-ch U10 GirlsC45 Scotch Game
3. B de Jong-Muhren vs N Kosintseva  0-1421995EU-ch U10 GirlsC29 Vienna Gambit
4. N Kosintseva vs J Worek  1-0691995EU-ch U10 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
5. N Kosintseva vs A L'Ami  1-0431995EU-ch U10 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. S Gedvilaite vs N Kosintseva  0-1651995EU-ch U10 GirlsC23 Bishop's Opening
7. S Brion vs N Kosintseva  0-1431995EU-ch U10 GirlsA02 Bird's Opening
8. A Kizhikina vs N Kosintseva  0-1341996Volgograd opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. N Kosintseva vs J Skrochocka  1-0201996Wch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. N Kosintseva vs Kosteniuk  ½-½551996EU-ch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. N Kosintseva vs A Stiri  1-0321996Wch U12 GirlsA02 Bird's Opening
12. N Kosintseva vs T Gara  ½-½771996EU-ch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. N Kosintseva vs T Tarnovskaya  1-0291996Volgograd opB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
14. O Druzhinina vs N Kosintseva  0-1231996EU-ch U12 GirlsD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. A Izoria vs N Kosintseva  0-1251996Volgograd opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. N Kosintseva vs Emese Kiss  1-0271996Wch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. Y Melnikova vs N Kosintseva  0-1471996Volgograd opB32 Sicilian
18. M Dolgova vs N Kosintseva  0-1251996Volgograd opC50 Giuoco Piano
19. N Kosintseva vs O Shiryeva  0-1531996Volgograd opC30 King's Gambit Declined
20. A Sharevich vs N Kosintseva  0-1481996EU-ch U12 GirlsC78 Ruy Lopez
21. N Kosintseva vs A Stiri  1-0451996EU-ch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. N Kosintseva vs E Paehtz  0-1241996Wch U12 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. N Kosintseva vs N Zajnullina  1-0111996Volgograd opB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Emese Kiss vs N Kosintseva  0-1291996EU-ch U12 GirlsA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
25. S Cherednichenko vs N Kosintseva  1-0571996EU-ch U12 GirlsD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,093  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Kosintseva wins | Kosintseva loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Aug-06-13  amaurobius: No recorded games yet in 2013. Is Nadya taking an extended break since she married?
Aug-06-13  BlackFront: That or she's now playing under her husband's name.
Aug-15-13  waustad: Has she played in public since the knock out where she had to play her sister? In the next round she lost pretty quickly if I recall.
Sep-13-13  supy: Kosintseva is now studying in USA
Sep-13-13  dx9293: <supy> Wow...I am very surprised at this. I don't know what to say.

I'm shocked because I can't remember one of the top Russian players ever joining one of the big American college teams, and also because I was under the impression that Kosintseva was a professional.

Also, she's 28. It doesn't say she is a grad student (like Margvelashvili), and accounting is quite a serious major. It makes me wonder if she is thinking of getting a corporate job or even changing her federation to USA to win some USA Women's Championships?! If she is living in America, and IF she is serious about getting an office job, playing for Rex Sinquefield's cash would make sense as well.

I don't know anything, I'm just speculating, but potentially not a good day for Russian chess...nor for Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih.

Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: Her move to Dallas may have more to do with the fact that her husband GM Leonid Kritz is studying at the University of Texas , Dallas and also playing on that school's chess team.
Sep-13-13  mwic: I was stunned to see Nadezhda in UTD gear at the Southwest Open Labor Day weekend (and got her autograph on my copy of Play Like a Girl). How awesome that the only active female GM in the country is now my neighbor!
Sep-13-13  dx9293: <paulalbert> Interesting! I did not know Nadezhda was married to Kritz.

Still, I wonder what her next moves will be...

Oct-07-13  waustad: I saw that she had played in an open tournament in Texas but didn't know that she'd moved there. Are any of the games from the Southwest Open available anywhere on the net?
Oct-08-13  waustad: Sure enough, she's now a student at UTD:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Hmm, this may also have something to do with wanting to take a different tournament niche from her sister, so they don't get in each other's way so often. We know how they hate to play against each other.

Incidentally, her "bio" here is something of an embarrassment. Tatiana is not that much better a player than her sister, that Nadezhda should be described only as "sister of..." :s

Nov-30-13  waustad: She didn't fare that well at the UT Dallas GM Tournament, but then she was the lowest rated player (I think they posted USCF ratings) and didn't come in dead last, so that is something. The -3 result did cost her a little over 10 pts elo and dropped her a few places in the live ratings. At the moment she has more weighty concerns, since in her picture for the tournament she's clearly pregnant. School, chess and motherhood sounds like a tough combination to manage. Let's all wish her the best, with good health to all.
Jan-14-14  waustad: Happy birthday for your first annual 29th!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 29th birthday to GM Nadezhda Kosintseva.
May-01-14  waustad: She's now a mom:
Jul-26-14  cro777: <She's now a mom!>

GM Nadezhda Kosinceva with her husband GM Leonid Kritz and the "future GM" Sophia preparing for the Death Match.

Death Match 26: GM Irina Krush vs. GM Nadezhda Kosintseva is now playing.

Jul-26-14  waustad: How did they do in the "death match?"
Jul-27-14  SimonWebbsTiger: @<wausted>

I didn't see the bullet chess to an end. Kosintseva was leading when I left.

They had otherwise drawn the 5 minutes and 3 minutes matches (4.5 and 3.5).

Jul-27-14  cro777: Krush won the final bullet (1+1) portion 6.5-5.5 to defeat Kosintseva 14-13.

Interestingly, Krush won the final five games, overcoming the four-game deficit!

"How it happened I have no idea," Krush said.

Jul-27-14  cro777: Both the 5+1 and 3+1 blitz sections ended tied: 3.5-3.5 and 4-4.
Sep-08-14  waustad: She came in 0.5 behind her husband, who was sole winner of the 80th Annual Southwest Open:
Jan-14-15  waustad: Happy birthday! A 30th birthday deserves POTD honors.
Oct-22-16  waustad: Although she features prominently in the pictures of the UTD chess team, she and her husband are no longer listed as members of the team. She has no rated games listed since February.
Nov-07-16  The Kings Domain: What a beaut, too bad she isn't as active anymore. Hopefully she gets back soon.
Jan-14-17  waustad: She has been doing some commentary on Chessbase in English and German. Her husband is listed as being a member of the German federation, so maybe she'll end up doing something like Anna Z and Viktoria Cmilyte and occasionally play in leagues like the Frauenbundesliga. Lots of 30ish people of both genders get "real jobs" and become part time or retired players. I wish her well on her 32nd birthday.
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 4)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC