Maria Kursova at the European Chess Team Championship in Warsaw 2013
|Born|| 3 January 1986
Severodvinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Title||Woman Grandmaster (2007)|
|Peak rating||2366 (July 2007)|
Maria Kursova (Russian: Мария Курсова, Armenian: Մարիա Կուրսովա; born 3 January 1986 in Severodvinsk) is a Russian-Armenian chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster. She won the Under-10 Girls' World Championship in 1996 and the Under-16 Girls' European Championship in 2001.
Kursova tied for first place with Natalia Pogonina, placing second on countback, in the 2003 European U18 Girls Championship, and was the bronze medalist in the 1998 European U12 Girls Championship.
She plays for Armenia since 2011. Kursova won the 2012 Women's Armenian Chess Championship.
Kursova is married to Armenian grandmaster Arman Pashikyan.