|Country|| Soviet Union |
|Born||November 22, 1965|
Moscow Oblast, Russia
|Title||Woman FIDE Master|
Valeriya Gansvind learned to play chess at age eleven. In 1983 she graduated from Moscow boarding sports school. In chess competitions Valeriya played for Estonia because her mother is from Tartu. In Estonian Women's Chess Championship Valeriya Gansvind has won 2 gold (2006, 2009) and 2 silver medals (2005, 2008).
- In 2006, at third board in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin (+3 −3 =5);
- In 2008, at second board in the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden (+6 −1 =4);
- In 2010, at second board in the 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk (+3 −4 =4).
Worked as a chess coach. Lives in Moscow and Canada, taking part in there a chess tournaments. Valeriya's son Andrey Kalinichev is FIDE master and has won Estonian Chess Championship silver medal in 2005.
- Valeriya Gansvind rating card at FIDE
- Valeriya Gansvind player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Valeriya Gansvind player profile at 365chess.com
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