November 16, 2015 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

This week, we are proud to announce the debut of our newest lecturer, Grandmaster Nadezhda “Nadya” Kosintseva. Nadya, who has been ranked as high as #4 on FIDE’s rating list for women, has been winning gold medals since before she was ten years old, and became a GM in 2011. She is currently a graduate student in finance at the University of Texas at Dallas, and together with Leonid Kritz, forms one of the strongest married chess couples in the world.

Nadya’s first lecture, released today, is short but full of fireworks, bringing us the first in a series that should interest anyone looking to play sharply against the Queen’s Gambit: the QGD Ragozin Variation. In subsequent lectures, Nadya will demonstrate a complete attacking repertoire against all White options in this sharp opening.