Woman No.6 (in July 2010)
Today our guest is Nadezhda Kosintseva (born 1985) from Russia. She is the older sister of Tatiana (Woman No.4). Nadezhda is WGM and IM, and her official rating is 2551.
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.