WFM (2010); WIM (2011); WGM (2013); International Master (2017); World U8 (Girls) Champion (2008); World U12 (Girls) Champion (2011); vice-World Junior (Girls) Champion (2013).
Abdumalik is currently the top ranked U16 girl in the world (May 2015).
She won the U8 Girls World Championship in 2008, scored 7/11 in the World U10 (open) Championship 2009, won the World School Champions U11 (Girls) in 2010 and again in 2011 with scores of 9/9 and 8.5 respectively, and came =1st (2nd on count back) with Mongolia's Davaademberel Nominerdene at the World U10 Girls Championship in Halkidiki in 2010, the latter earning her the WFM title. Her 5.5/12 at the IM tournament in Moscow in September 2010 included one win and two draws against FMs whose ratings were over 400 points higher than hers, and five draws against five IMs; ironically her two losses were against untitled players. In May 2011, she won a international Junior (U20) Girls tournament in Indonesia, the result earning her the WIM title, the youngest to do so at the age of 11 years and 5 months. In June 2011, she placed =1st in the 12th ASEAN+ age-group championship 2011 - Girls U20 in Tarakan in Indonesia. In November 2011, she won the Girls U12 World Championship outright with 8/9 (+7 =2 -0). She scored 7/13 in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012) and came 2nd at the World Girls U12 World Championship behind India's R. Vaishali.
2012 saw her best "open" result to date, when she scored an undefeated 7/11 (+3 =8) at the Alushta Summer event in June against a strong field that included 2 GMs, 5 IMs, a WIM and a WFM. 2013 started with 3rd place in the Championship of Shymkent area (Kazakhstan) behind Guliskhan Nakhbayeva and Berik Akkozov. In February 2013 she competed in the Kazakhstan Junior Championship (aka "The championship of Kazakhstan among young men till 20 years"), holding her own with 6/9 and placing 4th behind Vyacheslav Lozhnikov, Zhanat Saiyn and Ilyas Sodikov. She had a successful campaign in the World Women's Team Championship scoring 3/6, adding 22 rating points to her card, and then followed up with 6/9 at the Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013, with 6/9, adding a further 27 points to her rating card. =1st at the Women's Kazakhistan Championship in 2013 has further boosted her stocks. She recorded an excellent 5.5/9 result at the 6th Karen Asrian Memorial tournament, the 13-year old defeating GM Hovik Hayrapetyan and GM Artur Chibukhchian. In September 2013, the 13 year-old was runner up and outright second to Aleksandra Goryachkina in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013) with a stunning result of 9.5/13 (+8 -2 =3), providing her with the rating boost she needed to acquire the WGM title. She produced another excellent result in November 2013 when she won the Brno Open in the Czech Republic with 7.5/9, a clear point ahead of the field. She finished 2013 with a strong 5.5/7 result at the International Aschacher Donau Open.
She started 2014 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2014), scoring a solid 5.5/10, including a win against GM Felipe de Cresce El Debs and draws against GMs Ziaur Rahman and Anna Muzychuk, and then followed with a relatively poor performance at the Bad Woerishofen Open where she scored only 6/9, shedding rating points and a couple of world rankings in the U14 division. She played board 3 for Kazakhstan in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014), helping her country to place 6th in the event, 11 places ahead of its number 17 seeding. Abdumalik finished 2014 with a flourish, defeating 3 GMs at the powerful Qatar Masters (2014) and scoring 5/9 at the Al Ain Classic, accumulating 37 points in these two events.
Abdumalik is the youngest student in the Kazakh-British Technical University. In January 2014, Anatoly Karpov visited Almaty in Kazakhstan to open the newly established Zhansaya Abdumalik Chess Academy. (1)
Wikipedia article: Zhansaya Abdumalik