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Nadezhda Kosintseva was born 1985 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, and for many years she and her sister Tatiana had been the strongest pair of sisters in chess, and both sisters won many titles. Nadezhda Kosintseva was U10-European Champion Girls 1995, U12-European Champion Girls 1997, and U18 European Champion Girls 2000. 1998 she became U14 World Champion Girls, and in 2008 she was Russian National Woman Champion. In 2009 the World Chess Federation FIDE voted her as “Women Player of the Year” after she had not lost a single game in that year.
In 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 she played for the Russian Women’s team in the Chess Olympiads. In 2010 and 2012 she won gold for the team, and in 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2012 she won gold for best individual player on her board. 2007, 2009, and 2011 Nadezhda Kosintseva also won the European Team Championship with the Russian team.
In 2002 she became a Women Grandmaster, in 2011 she became a Grandmaster. In 2010 she had a rating of 2576 and was number five on the women’s ranking list. In 2013 Nadezhda Kosintseva withdrew from tournament chess. She currently lives with her family in the USA and works as a chess trainer.
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The Accelerated Dragon
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense”. On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening.