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GM Nadezhda Kosintseva

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Nadezhda Kosintseva
Born
Jan 14, 1985 (age 36)‎
Place of birth
Arkhangelsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Russia
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Nadezhda Kosintseva is a Russian grandmaster who was a prodigy among female chess players. She won numerous bronze, silver, and gold medals at youth chess championship tournaments before she turned 20 years old.

Kosintseva won gold medals in 1995 in the Girls U-10 section, in 1997 in the Girls U-12 and 2000 in the Girls U-18. In 1998 at the World Youth Chess Championship, she won the gold medal in the Girls U-14 section. In later years, she won bronze medals at the World Junior Chess Championship in the Girls U-20 sections in 2001 and 2002. She reached her peak FIDE rating of 2576 in 2010 and became a grandmaster a year later.

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