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June 24th, 2012

Three very Smart Beauties – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk and the Kosintseva sistersToday we’d like to present a couple photos taken both in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) in 2004 and in 2012. They show the Russian chess champions Alexandra Kosteniuk and the sisters Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva. The first photo was taken in 2004 during the Russian Superfinal (news). The last one was taken last week during the 2012 Grand Prix (news). In between these 8 years, all three ladies have won countless titles and awards, all three won at least once the Russian championship, and they are now all full GM’s. Both Alexandra and Tatiana have been European champions, and Alexandra has been the 12th women’s world chess champion 2008-2010. Together all three girls have won many team competitions (2010 Olympiads, 2007-2009-2011 European Team Championships). A great combination of competition and friendship! Best wishes to all of them for the continuation of their careers!

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk and the Kosintseva Sisters

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11 Responses to “Three very Smart Beauties – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda and Tatiana Kosintseva”

  1. chris, ny says:


    • john says:

      You know, men are not afraid of smart girls, as we just don’t buy a pink Ferrari for the car itself. There’s a very thin line between being smart and being an asshole. You can have all Phds of the world, but a man is still an animal. The smart and sensitive ones are homo.

  2. fantaziano says:

    Very smart ladies.But you know,men are afraid of too smart girls.Since I am not after them sexuelly,I like the smart and sensetive ones.

  3. j.l. vienna says:

    great. i love such photos. back and forth in time. congratulations to all three for flying the russian flag high.

  4. Ray Edwards, London says:

    too pretty to be called the three musketeers! congrats ladies.

  5. aphammer says:

    Very smart girls и очень умные тоже.

  6. han li, beijing says:


  7. Gerald Weber says:

    John… that doesn’t make sense now does it? Maybe you should think it over a bit more and reflect on what you said. In any case, sexual orientation doesn’t matter when it comes to being able to play chess is the point, especially when women are able to compete so well these days.

  8. José says:

    Las tres son lindas, las felicito

  9. Andre, Barcelona says:

    lovely ladies three, great chess players too. proud to follow the blog. sexy, charming, intelligent – you gals make the world so worth living

  10. R7-Android Super 17 says:

    Я люблю голубые глаза Татьяна Косинцева.

    она должна быть моей подругой.