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Mari Kinsigo

Country Soviet Union
Born 12 July 1946
Viljandi, Estonia
Title Woman FIDE Master

Mari Kinsigo (née Sammul; 12 July 1946 in Viljandi - 10 May 2014), was an Estonian chess Woman FIDE Master (1993).


In 1964 graduated from secondary school in Viljandi. First chess coach - her father. Three times won the Estonian Junior Chess Championships (1962, 1963, 1964). During the period from 1967 to 1974 she regularly participated in USSR Women's Chess Championships. The best result - shared fourth through sixth place in 1970. In 1981 she won the international tournament in the Albena (Bulgaria). In Estonian Women's Chess Championship Mari Kinsigo has won three gold (1968, 1974, 1976), five silver (1967, 1969, 1972, 1978, 1982) and two bronze (1965, 1973) medals. Mari Kinsigo four times played for Estonia in Soviet Team Chess Championships (1962, 1967, 1972, 1975). During the 37 years (1968-2005) worked as a coach in the Tallinn's chess school.

Kinsigo died on 10 May 2014 after a serious illness. She was buried at Pärnamäe cemetery in Tallinn on 17 May.