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|Jan-14-12|| ||flhoosier: Happy Birthday and many more wonderful years to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Mar-03-12|| ||cro777: In Round 2 of the European Individual Women Chess Championship in Gaziantep, Turkey, in the game on the first board Nadezhda Kosintseva played with black against Sofiko Guramishvili. |
Position after 48.a6
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With her King completely isolated Kosintseva is in a hopeless position. For instance, 48...Bh5 49.Rc6 followed by Rc8.
Kosintseva tried to use some stalemate motifs to save the game!
48...Bd3 49.Rхd3 Rf1+ 50.Kхf1 e2+ 51.Kg2! and Kosintseva resigned.
|May-03-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I think that's a pretty pathetic attempt at a stalemate.|
|Jul-28-12|| ||amaurobius: Well played Nadezhda - a very creditable shared second place at Jermuk. (Or outright second if you use S-B calculations.)|
|Sep-11-12|| ||Calar: Fantastic performance at the 2012 Olympiad in Istanbul, scoring 8/9 for Rp of 2693 - highest in Woman's Olympiad.|
Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)/Nadezhda Kosintseva
|Sep-11-12|| ||HeMateMe: Are the sisters fraternal twins, or identical twins? In the above picture, they seem almost identical.|
|Sep-11-12|| ||perfidious: <HMM> Neither, as they were born nearly fifteen months apart.|
|Sep-11-12|| ||HeMateMe: I guess that clears that up. There certainly is a strong likeness.|
|Sep-12-12|| ||perfidious: <HMM> It's possible they were indeed twins, albeit with what one might call a sizable gap.|
|Nov-12-12|| ||waustad: She looks better on video during the WWCC knockout tournament than in most pix I've seen.|
|Feb-06-13|| ||ketchuplover: psychological incompatibility|
|Feb-07-13|| ||dx9293: More drama for the Russian teams...|
|Feb-07-13|| ||dumbgai: Gotta wonder what Sergey did...|
|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 http://www.chessdom.com/kosintseva-...|
|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.
|Sep-13-13|| ||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: http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/chess...|
|Oct-12-13|| ||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.|
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