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Zhansaya Abdumalik
Number of games in database: 168
Years covered: 2007 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2430 (2371 rapid, 2379 blitz)

Overall record: +52 -48 =35 (51.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 33 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B42 B33 B91 B32 B76
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C60 C84 C63 C67 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C96 C92 C95 C93
 French Defense (10) 
    C11 C10 C18 C16 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B91 B90 B94 B96
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D80 D90 D97 D94
 Sicilian (15) 
    B41 B40 B43 B28 B22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A33 A35 A37 A36 A30
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C65 C67 C86
 Sicilian Kan (7) 
    B41 B43 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Danielsen vs Z Abdumalik, 2015 0-1
   C Vinas Guerrero vs Z Abdumalik, 2014 0-1
   I Drogovoz vs Z Abdumalik, 2015 0-1
   Z Abdumalik vs Nataliya Buksa, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)

   D Lintchevski vs Z Abdumalik (Feb-22-17) 1-0
   A Yatzenko vs Z Abdumalik (Jan-18-17) 1-0, rapid
   Z Abdumalik vs E Shaposhnikov (Jan-18-17) 0-1, rapid
   Z Abdumalik vs E Pristalov (Jan-18-17) 1-0, rapid
   M Gorozhanin vs Z Abdumalik (Jan-18-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Jan-12-2000, 17 years old) Kazakhstan

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WFM (2010); WIM (2011); WGM (2013); World U8 (Girls) Champion (2008); World U12 (Girls) Champion (2011); vice-World Junior (Girls) Champion (2013).

WGM 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

Last updated: 2016-11-10 04:45:39

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Z Abdumalik vs I Furtado ½-½36 2007 WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. Z Abdumalik vs T Tuomala  0-138 2011 11th BCC Thailand OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
3. Z Abdumalik vs Z Andriasian 0-132 2012 14th Dubai OpenB06 Robatsch
4. B Nonkovic vs Z Abdumalik  1-035 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)A30 English, Symmetrical
5. Z Abdumalik vs E Chiarion  1-026 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. T Galunova vs Z Abdumalik  ½-½56 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Z Abdumalik vs S Liao  1-060 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)C05 French, Tarrasch
8. A Imeeva vs Z Abdumalik  1-032 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. Z Abdumalik vs A Ivekovic  0-156 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
10. D Vatkali vs Z Abdumalik  0-160 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B40 Sicilian
11. Z Abdumalik vs S Ibrahimova  1-057 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B32 Sicilian
12. K Cemhan vs Z Abdumalik  0-145 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Z Abdumalik vs L Schut  1-027 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Aulia vs Z Abdumalik  1-040 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Z Abdumalik vs A Kashlinskaya  ½-½33 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)C45 Scotch Game
16. P Rodriguez Rueda vs Z Abdumalik  1-064 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)A43 Old Benoni
17. Z Abdumalik vs O Girya  0-160 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. I Gaponenko vs Z Abdumalik  0-140 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
19. Z Abdumalik vs C Voicu-Jagodzinsky  ½-½45 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. S Swaminathan vs Z Abdumalik  ½-½32 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. Z Abdumalik vs Qi Guo 0-127 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
22. Z Abdumalik vs Khurtsidze 1-048 2013 Women's World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. B Matute Loja vs Z Abdumalik 0-174 2013 World Junior Championship (Girls)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. P Rodriguez Rueda vs Z Abdumalik 0-124 2013 World Junior Championship (Girls)E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
25. Z Abdumalik vs I Petrova 1-035 2013 World Junior Championship (Girls)C07 French, Tarrasch
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  Stonehenge: From her FIDE player card:

Title registered by President




World Youth Chess Championships 2010 - Girls under 10


12th ASEAN+AGE Group Champ 2011 Girls U20

Aug-19-13  waustad: She's playing now in the Vienna Open and is at 2/2 so far. She's playing Alexander Fauland right now and the material is even, but he has an advanced passer. FIDE has her listed as the top U14 female.
Aug-19-13  waustad: She lost that game. I'm assuming that she resigned before the last move given and that IM Fauland would have taken the opposition instead of the last listed move of Ke5, which I suspect is a typical misread of somebody ending the game on the DGT board.
Sep-25-13  notyetagm: Zhansaya Abdumalik

Damn, Abdumalik is on the verge of becoming a 13(!!)-year old World Junior Champion. She will probably get White on Board 1 in the last round.

Sep-25-13  notyetagm: Zhansaya Abdumalik

What a beautiful name: Zhansaya.

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  ketchuplover: You proceed girl!
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  cro777: Although 13-year-old Zhansaya Abdumalik is still listed as a WIM, she already has three WGM norms, the second youngest in history, only two months older than Hou Yifan's record.

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  cro777: FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 for boys & girls <under 20> has just finished.

<13-year-old> Zhansaya Abdumalik took silver in the girls section.

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  twinlark: This result finally means she has the WGM title.
Dec-21-13  notyetagm: Zhansaya Abdumalik

Damn shame but it seems that Abdumalik is *not* playing in this year's World Youth Chess Championship.

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  whiteshark: An interview with her during the 22nd Donauopen (in German):
May-08-14  Whitehat1963: How good might she be 10 years from now?
May-31-14  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from her games: Find the winning move.
Oct-20-14  fisayo123: Well, apparently her coach is Chuchelov of all people. Yes, the same Chuchelov who coaches the likes of Caruana and Radjabov.
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  Penguincw: Zhansaya Abdumalik (2379) downed Steingrimsson (2533) today at the Reykjavik Open (2015).
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  Boomie: Her rating is now 2411 as she picked up a whopping 32 points at Reykjavik Open (2015). Her 6.5 points were made with only 1 draw. Her games are fun to watch.
Apr-12-15  Eastfrisian: According to her FIDE-Card she became WGM in 2014.
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  ketchuplover: 1.5/8 at the world team thingy :(
Sep-06-15  Bruce Graham: Last year she defeated Karpov:
Oct-24-15  sonia91: Yesterday she beat Anna Muzychuk in the first round of Karpov Trophy, a rapid round-robin tournament in Cap d'Agde (Karpov himself takes part!):

Someone should add in the bio that she won the bronze medal at World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015).

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  alexmagnus: < Karpov Trophy, a rapid round-robin tournament in Cap d'Agde (Karpov himself takes part!):>

Karpov already even won the Karpov trophy at least once. I don't get the thrill in playing for a trophy of one's own name.

Jan-12-16  sonia91: Happy 16th birthday!
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  perfidious: <alexmagnus: WIM rated 2030... Those automatic titles for winning youth championships are somewhat misleading...>

They can be without a doubt, but this young lady has since got there and then some. She will be a full on GM one day.

May-15-16  sonia91: She won a few days ago the Kazakhstan women's championship:
Nov-09-16  sonia91: She finished 3rd (score 7/9) in the Oslo Chess Festival, which was won by Igor Kovalenko with 8.5/9 (!):
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