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Nino Khurtsidze
Number of games in database: 580
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2400 (2370 rapid, 2233 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2469

Overall record: +205 -127 =201 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 47 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (49) 
    D11 D12 D10 D15 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    D02 A46 A40 E10 A41
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E48 E32 E47 E46 E41
 King's Indian (24) 
    E62 E60 E90 E67 E61
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E14 E12 E15 E17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D35 D37 D30 D38 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (105) 
    B42 B43 B40 B80 B32
 Sicilian Kan (38) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A46 D02 A45 E10 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D35 D37 D31 D30
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E21 E38 E29 E52
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Erdos vs Khurtsidze, 2012 1/2-1/2
   B Khotenashvili vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1
   Yifan Hou vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1
   P Cramling vs Khurtsidze, 2010 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Khurtsidze vs N Kekatos, 2001 1-0
   M Arribas vs Khurtsidze, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (Women) (2006)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Bad Woerishofen Open (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)

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

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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 24; games 1-25 of 593  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Ulybin vs N Khurtsidze  1-0341992Oakham YMB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. N Khurtsidze vs S Petrenko  1-0281992Wch U18 GirlsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. N Khurtsidze vs S Petrenko  ½-½711993EU-ch U18 GirlsE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. E Danielian vs N Khurtsidze  1-0611993EU-ch U18 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
5. N Khurtsidze vs N Starr  ½-½221993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. N Khurtsidze vs T Shumiakina  1-0451993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. K Qin vs N Khurtsidze  1-0301993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. N Khurtsidze vs C Amura  1-0371993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Safranska vs N Khurtsidze  1-0571993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)C60 Ruy Lopez
10. A Sofieva vs N Khurtsidze  1-0551993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
11. C Bijoux vs N Khurtsidze  0-1271993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. N Khurtsidze vs J Demina  ½-½301993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. N Khurtsidze vs I Kryukova  ½-½471993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. N Khurtsidze vs L Lumongdong  1-0241993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
15. N Khurtsidze vs M Maric  ½-½641993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Y Xu vs N Khurtsidze  1-0301993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)B83 Sicilian
17. M Voyska vs N Khurtsidze  ½-½261993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. V Vepkhvishvili vs N Khurtsidze  0-1531993Ch Georgian 53thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. N Khurtsidze vs O Kniest  1-0401995Berliner SommerE09 Catalan, Closed
20. K Chernyshov vs N Khurtsidze  1-0381995Berliner SommerB40 Sicilian
21. N Khurtsidze vs Brodsky  0-1141995Berliner SommerA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N Khurtsidze vs A Stefanova  0-1461995Chisinau Interzonal (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Brodsky vs N Khurtsidze  ½-½391996Yerevan opB40 Sicilian
24. Psakhis vs N Khurtsidze  1-0281996Koop Tjuchem opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. N Khurtsidze vs G Sargissian  0-1701996Yerevan opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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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.
Jul-18-17  PhilFeeley: Maybe a Kickstarter campaign?

Jul-18-17  PhilFeeley: It's through Paypal.
Apr-22-18  stanleys: Sad news, she died today after long illness :(

Rest in peace

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  sleepyirv: Rest in Peace, Nino. Far too young.
Apr-22-18  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.

Apr-22-18  offramp: It is very sad that Khurtsidze has died so young.

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

Apr-22-18  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:
Apr-24-18  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.
Apr-26-18  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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