Valeriya Gansvind

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Valeriya Gansvind
Country Soviet Union
Born (1965-11-22) November 22, 1965 (age 54)
Moscow Oblast, Russia
TitleWoman FIDE Master

Valeriya Gansvind (born November 22, 1965 in Moscow Oblast) is an Estonian chess 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.[1] In Estonian Women's Chess Championship Valeriya Gansvind has won 2 gold (2006, 2009) and 2 silver medals (2005, 2008).[2][3]

Valeriya Gansvind played for Estonia in Chess Olympiads:[4]

Worked as a chess coach. Lives in Moscow and Canada, taking part in there a chess tournaments.[5] Valeriya's son Andrey Kalinichev is FIDE master and has won Estonian Chess Championship silver medal in 2005.[6]


External links[edit]

  • Valeriya Gansvind rating card at FIDE Edit this at Wikidata
  • Valeriya Gansvind player profile and games at
  • Valeriya Gansvind player profile at