Help Nino Khurtsidze overcome cancer

Help Nino Khurtsidze overcome cancer

Top Georgian player Nino Khurtsidze is fighting cancer. She underwent surgery in Germany and now has to undergo five rounds of chemotherapy. The total cost is beyond what she can afford. Her friends have asked the chess community to support her efforts to overcome the situation and return to the chess board. | Photo: Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru

Nino in Need

Nino Khurtsidze (born September 28th, 1975) is a Georgian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is one of the very few players who has won the World Junior Girls Chess Championship twice (in 1993 and 1995.)

Khurtsidze also won the World Under-16 Girls Chess Championship of 1991 in Brazil, the absolute Georgian Chess Championship in 1998 and is five times Georgian champion among women (in 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006 and 2013).

At the Istanbul Chess Olympiad in 2012 | Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich

Now Nino is suffering from a malignant tumour. She underwent surgery and is scheduled for chemotherapy in Germany. She has to endure five rounds of treatment, each costing €30,000 for a total of €150,000, and so her friends are reaching out to the chess community for help.

Here is how you can contribute:

 

Paypal:

Contribute via paypal: paypal.me/NinoKhurtsidze

Bank transfer in Euros

Nino in Tehran | Photo: David Llada

INTERMEDIARY: DEUTSCHE BANK AG
FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY
SWIFT: DEUTDEFF
BLZ: 50070010
BENEFICIARY’S BANK: HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22
JSC “TBC Bank”, Head Office
SWIFT: TBCBGE22
BEN’S Account: GE59 TB39 1764 5063 6224 87
NAME OF BENEFICIARY: NINO KHURTSIDZE

Bank transfer in USD:

INTERMEDIARY: CITIBANK N.A.
NEW-YORK, USA
SWIFT: CITIUS33
ABA: 021000089
BENEFICIARY’S BANK: HEAD OFFICE SWIFT: TBCBGE22
JSC “TBC Bank”, Head Office
SWIFT: TBCBGE22
BEN’S Account: GE59 TB39 1764 5063 6224 87
NAME OF BENEFICIARY: NINO KHURTSIDZE

Bank transfer in Georgian Lari (GEL)

JSC “TBC Bank”, Head Office
BANK CODE: TBCBGE22
NAME OF BENEFICIARY: NINO KHURTSIDZE
BEN’S Account: GE59 TB39 1764 5063 6224 87

 

Nino competed at the Women’s World Championship in Tehran that ended a few months ago. She played really well and knocked out Natalia Zhukova in round one (annotated game below) and Nino Batsiashvili in round two, before losing to Antoaneta Stefanova in round three. Through her games and play it can be seen that she is a great fighter and we are sure that she will fight and overcome her health issues as well. All that she needs is our support.

Appeal by chess community on social media:

Emil Sutovksy: