Kashlinskaya, Dortmund 2017
|Born||28 October 1993 (age 25)|
|Title||International Master (2014)|
Woman Grandmaster (2009)
|FIDE rating||2491 (August 2019)|
|Peak rating||2492 (May 2019)|
Alina Anatolyevna Kashlinskaya (Russian: ?; born 28 October 1993) is a Russian chess player. She holds the titles International Master and Woman Grandmaster, which FIDE awarded her in 2014 and 2009 respectively. Kashlinskaya is the current European Women's Individual Champion.
In August 2010, she was part of the Russian women's team in the 7th China-Russia Match, held with the Scheveningen system. Kashlinskaya took part in the women's section of the 39th Chess Olympiad playing for Russia B team. She won an individual silver medal playing on board five.
In 2011, Kashlinskaya took silver at the World Youth Chess Championships in the Girls U18 section. The following year, she placed second at the World University Chess Championship in the women's section. Later that year, in December, she took part in the 5th "Snowdrops vs Old Hands" - Czech Coal Match in Pod?brady, held with the double Scheveningen format, that opposed a team of young female players ("Snowdrops") made up of Valentina Gunina, Tania Sachdev, Kashlinskaya and Kristýna Havlíková to veteran Grandmasters ("Old Hands") Vlastimil Hort, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Fridrik Olafsson and Oleg Romanishin. Kashlinskaya scored 3½/8 points.
In 2013, she won the Russian Junior Girls Championship and took the bronze medal in the World Junior Girls Championship. In the same year, Kashlinskaya participated in the 6th "Snowdrops vs Old Hands" match. She scored 5/8 points, helping her team "Snowdrops" (Viktorija Cmilyte, Kashlinskaya, Mariya Muzychuk, Nastassia Ziaziulkina) to defeat the "Old Hands" (Josif Dorfman, Boris Gulko, Borislav Ivkov, Wolfgang Uhlmann) with the overall score of 17½-14½. Kashlinskaya was the top scorer of the whole event.
In March 2015, Kashlinskaya competed in the Women's World Chess Championship for the first time. She was knocked out in the first round by Shen Yang. Two months later, Kashlinskaya took bronze at the Women's European Individual Championship in Chakvi. In July, she took part in the 9th China-Russia Match and scored 2½/5, the best result among the Russians in the women's section. In September, Kashlinskaya won the 5th Krystyna Ho?uj-Radzikowska Memorial - Women Grandmaster tournament in Wroc?aw. In 2019 she won the European Women's Individual Championship in Antalya edging out Marie Sebag, Elisabeth Pähtz, Inna Gaponenko and Antoaneta Stefanova on tiebreak score.