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Nino Khurtsidze
Number of games in database: 451
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2400 (2370 rapid, 2233 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2469

Overall record: +166 -98 =159 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 28 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (39) 
    D12 D11 D15 D10 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A40 A46 D02 E10 D05
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E48 E32 E47 E21 E59
 King's Indian (19) 
    E60 E62 E67 E90 E99
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30 D31
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E14 E12 E15 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B42 B40 B43 B32 B84
 Sicilian Kan (31) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 D02 E10 A50 A45
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E38 E21 E52 E39
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D38 D35 D37 D31
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B18 B12 B13 B11 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Khotenashvili vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1
   V Erdos vs Khurtsidze, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Yifan Hou vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2010 1/2-1/2
   M Arribas vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1
   P Cramling vs Khurtsidze, 2010 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs N Kekatos, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (Women) (2006)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

   🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament
   Khurtsidze vs A Stefanova (Feb-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Stefanova vs Khurtsidze (Feb-17-17) 1-0
   N Batsiashvili vs Khurtsidze (Feb-16-17) 0-1, armageddon
   Khurtsidze vs N Batsiashvili (Feb-16-17) 0-1, rapid
   N Batsiashvili vs Khurtsidze (Feb-16-17) 0-1, rapid

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(born Sep-28-1975, died Apr-22-2018, 42 years old) Georgia
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In 1993, IM & WGM Nino Khurtsidze won the World Women U-20 Chess Championship - and was the 1st to have reclaimed it 2 years later after having lost it to rival GM Zhu Chen. Previously, Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska was the 1st to repeat her claim to the World Women U-20 Championship title. She participated in the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012), defeating Greek IM Yelena Dembo in the first round before losing to Chinese GM Zhao Xue in the second round tiebreaker. Georgian (absolute) champion in 1998, and the women's champion in 1989, 1993, 2005 and 2006.

She died of cancer on April 22, 2018. A eulogy by Andrew Schulz is at

Wikipedia article: Nino Khurtsidze

Last updated: 2018-04-25 00:20:44

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 451  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Khurtsidze vs S Petrenko  1-0281992Wch U18 GirlsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Khurtsidze vs S Petrenko  ½-½711993EU-ch U18 GirlsE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. V Vepkhvishvili vs Khurtsidze  0-1531993Ch Georgian 53thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Khurtsidze vs A Stefanova  0-1461995Chisinau Interzonal (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Khurtsidze vs G Sargissian  0-1701996Yerevan opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Chiburdanidze vs Khurtsidze  1-0421996YUG-ch1 (Women)D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. M Brodsky vs Khurtsidze  ½-½391996Yerevan opB40 Sicilian
8. Epishin vs Khurtsidze  ½-½811996Koop Tjuchem opE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Khurtsidze vs A Stefanova  ½-½281997Ch Yugoslavia (team) (w)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Khurtsidze vs Chiburdanidze  0-1411997YUG-chT (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
11. Kaidanov vs Khurtsidze  1-07419974th World Team ChA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Nunn vs Khurtsidze  ½-½5219974th World Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. J Becerra Rivero vs Khurtsidze  1-04619974th World Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
14. Khurtsidze vs Aronian  0-1331998Ubeda op 3rdD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
15. P Schlosser vs Khurtsidze  1-0211998Groningen OpenA20 English
16. Khurtsidze vs Savon 1-0151999October GMA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
17. V Malakhatko vs Khurtsidze  ½-½361999Alushta3D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Savon vs Khurtsidze  ½-½131999Alushta3E15 Queen's Indian
19. T Gelashvili vs Khurtsidze  0-1771999Athens opB40 Sicilian
20. Khurtsidze vs Korotylev  1-0461999October GME60 King's Indian Defense
21. Khurtsidze vs Jobava  0-1322000GEO-ch 60th 1 LigaE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. A Solomons vs Khurtsidze  0-1372000WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Kosteniuk vs Khurtsidze  0-1462000WCCB41 Sicilian, Kan
24. Khurtsidze vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½242000WCCA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
25. Wang Yu vs Khurtsidze 1-0242000WCCB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
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She was Georgian vice champion in January 2009:

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  Tabanus: History repeats itself: Georgian vice champion also in 2010:

Sep-28-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 38th birthday IM Nino Khurtsidze! :D

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the <POTD>: Nino Khurtsidze!
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to IM and WGM Nino Khurtsidze.
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  PhilFeeley: Maybe a Kickstarter campaign?

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  PhilFeeley: It's through Paypal.
Apr-22-18  stanleys: Sad news, she died today after long illness :(

Rest in peace

Apr-22-18  sleepyirv: Rest in Peace, Nino. Far too young.
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  WorstPlayerEver: RIP chess lady, but death is just the beginning.

My mother died of cancer after ten years of struggle. It kept coming back. She ended up in a hospital and after 3 weeks of no food or drinks she still was alive! Hard to imagine.

It was a horrible scene, kind of unbearable; only one nurse dared to enter her room to put some water on her lips so once in a while.

The day before she died I went to the hospital. Next morning I stayed with her. At one moment she stopped breathing. But after a minute she started breathing again! Real spooky.

At some point I really was close to freaking out and considered to smother her with a pillow. So I begged her to die.

Soon she opened her eyes, which she had not done in weeks, looked at me and then, with a last gentle sigh, she died.

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  offramp: It is very sad that Khurtsidze has died so young.

<WorstPlayerEver> that sounds like a terrible ordeal. Sometimes death is a great release.

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  WorstPlayerEver: PS I forgot to add she was breathing like a vacuum cleaner since she did not eat or drink. If that's a good comparison..

It was like an Edgar Allan Poe story. But then for real. My mother had a weird sense of humor ;)

Apr-23-18  siamesedream: Rest in peace...
Apr-23-18  Eastfrisian: Bad news. RIP
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  whiteshark: That's some really sad news to hear.
May she rest in peace.
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  Stonehenge: Only 42...

RIP Nino Khurtsidze

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  Richard Taylor: Yes it is very sad. Death is terrible how ever it comes. Regardless or one's age. No one wants to die.

She was a friend of Sopiko.

Apr-24-18  SimonWebbsTiger:
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  ketchuplover: <WorstPlayerEver> I hope Nino is training your mother to squash you in a heavenly chess reunion.
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  Richard Taylor: <WorstPlayerEver>

Yes death is or can be quite a terrible ordeal for the person concerned and the children and others. My own mother's death was something always on my mind and also that of my father.

It seems worse when the person is young.

But it is always a sad thing.

Apr-24-18  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor: <WorstPlayerEver>

Yes death is or can be quite a terrible ordeal for the person concerned ...>

For the person concerned it isn't since the person is dead.

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  Richard Taylor: I see Barleycorn has appended a stupid and heartless comment but we will ignore such ordure.
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  WorstPlayerEver: <ketchuplover>

Thank you. A nice suggestion. I learnt chess from my mother when I was 8 or 9.

Apr-26-18  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor: I see Barleycorn has appended a stupid and heartless comment but we will ignore such ordure.>

Well, well <Richard Taylor>, the world greatest unknown idiot.

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  Richard Taylor: <john barleycorn>

I apologise. I overstated that. You were initially being facetious I suppose.

Indeed I am an idiot in many ways. I take the criticism.

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