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Murtas Kazhgaleyev
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2570 (2613 rapid, 2636 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653
Overall record: +144 -61 =116 (62.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      64 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (26) 
    D10 D11 D15 D17 D12
 King's Indian (25) 
    E71 E61 E76 E77 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D38 D37 D31 D39 D06
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D80 D97 D85 D71 D94
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D47 D49 D43 D45 D44
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E21 E32 E33 E37 E20
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C78 C95 C65 C99 C69
 Slav (22) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D13
 Philidor's Defense (14) 
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E81 E67 E92 E77
 Sicilian (14) 
    B43 B23 B21 B27 B22
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C95 C99 C96 C97 C91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kazhgaleyev vs S Shoker, 2005 1-0
   Gelfand vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2012 1/2-1/2
   M Kazhgaleyev vs A Ipatov, 2010 1/2-1/2
   M Al-Modiahki vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2010 0-1
   E Iturrizaga vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2010 0-1
   M Kazhgaleyev vs Van Wely, 2010 1-0
   M Kazhgaleyev vs M Dziuba, 2009 1-0
   B Reefat vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2001 0-1
   M Kazhgaleyev vs M Gurevich, 2008 1-0
   Y Santiago vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Grand Prix d'Echecs (2004)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Corsica Masters (2006)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)

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(born Nov-17-1973, 42 years old) Kazakhstan

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Grandmaster Kazhgaleyev won the Paris Championship in 2006 and the Paris Open in 2009. He placed 2nd in the 6th Pichay Cup in the Philippines in 2010. He qualified through Zonal 3.4 to play in the World Cup (2011), however he was beaten in the first round by Dmitry Andreikin of Russia.


Wikipedia article: Murtas Kazhgaleyev

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs M Kazhgaleyev  1-049 1994 Orel2E91 King's Indian
2. S Zagrebelny vs M Kazhgaleyev  1-029 1995 It openC77 Ruy Lopez
3. M Kazhgaleyev vs M Golubev  ½-½41 1995 Yalta opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. M Kazhgaleyev vs Miles  ½-½21 1995 Capelle la GrandeB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. M Kazhgaleyev vs G Welling  ½-½27 1996 Capelle la Grande openB06 Robatsch
6. Stripunsky vs M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½41 1996 Pardubice (Czech Republic)C26 Vienna
7. T Farley vs M Kazhgaleyev  0-134 1996 01C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
8. M Kazhgaleyev vs Kholmov 0-132 1996 Komercni Banka opE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. M Kazhgaleyev vs Pelletier  1-076 1997 4th World Team ChB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. M Kazhgaleyev vs Z Kozul  1-065 1997 4th World Team ChB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Lputian vs M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½61 1997 4th World Team ChE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. M Kazhgaleyev vs V Malaniuk  1-034 1997 4th World Team ChC53 Giuoco Piano
13. M Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-042 1997 4th World Team ChE70 King's Indian
14. Speelman vs M Kazhgaleyev 1-061 1997 4th World Team ChA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½27 1997 4th World Team ChC26 Vienna
16. Dreev vs M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½41 1997 4th World Team ChE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. M Kazhgaleyev vs Kaidanov  ½-½17 1997 4th World Team ChD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Fedorov vs M Kazhgaleyev  1-067 1998 ol (men)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. M Kazhgaleyev vs Kharlov  0-153 1999 Linares Anibal op 6thB30 Sicilian
20. J M De La Villa Garcia vs M Kazhgaleyev ½-½39 1999 Ubeda OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
21. M Kazhgaleyev vs V Saravanan  1-040 1999 Anibal OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
22. M Kazhgaleyev vs D V Prasad  1-046 1999 Open UbedaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. M Kazhgaleyev vs A Sulypa  1-032 1999 Anibal OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
24. M Kazhgaleyev vs P Konguvel  1-033 1999 Ubeda OpenD99 Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov
25. M Fierro vs M Kazhgaleyev  0-152 1999 Anibal OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-30-05  Koster: First to kibitz this page! Never heard of Kazwhatever but he crushed Radjubov today with black.
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  notyetagm: And what a move he made, 31 ... ♗g3!!.

[Event "FIDE World Cup"]
[Site "Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia"]
[Date "2005.11.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Radjabov(AZE)"]
[Black "Kazhgaleyev(KAZ)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez: exchange variation, 5.O-O"]
[ECO "C68"]
[NIC "RL.08"]
[Time "04:28:01"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Ne7 6. Nxe5 Qd4 7. Qh5 g6 8. Qg5 Bg7 9. Nd3 f5 10. e5 c5 11. b3 b6 12. Bb2 Qg4 13. Qe3 Nd5 14. Qe1 Bb7 15. f3 Qg5 16. Nc3 O-O-O 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. Qe2 f4 19. b4 c4 20. Nf2 Rhe8 21. Rfe1 Qe7 22. a3 Kb8 23. d3 cxd3 24. cxd3 g5 25. d4 h5 26. Qxa6 g4 27. Qe2 Bf6 28. Ne4 Bh4 29. Rf1 Rg8 30. Kh1 Rdf8 31. Nd2 Bg3 32. Rfc1 Qh4 ♗lack wins 0-1

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  notyetagm: The point is that after 32 hxg3 fxg3 White is one tempo short of stopping the standard h-file mating idea of 33 ... ♕h4+ 34 ♔g1 ♕h2+ 35 ♔f1 ♕h1#. That is, in the following position White is one tempo short of stopping this mating sequence:

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White is one tempo short of stopping the mate down the h-file because he needs to clear both the e2-queen and the f1-rook self-blocks for his king <but he has only one move to move both pieces>. If either piece had not been on these respective squares, the sacrifice would not have been sound because the White king would have been able to flee to safety in the center of the board via ♔h1-g1-f1-e2.

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  ahmadov: This guy gave an interview to the world chess cup official web site, in which he also speaks about Radjabov. To my great surprise, the reporter names the interview "Murtaz Kazgaleev: Radjabov didnít impress me.", in which Murtaz does not say anything of this kind. He speaks about Radjabov's problems but does not say that Teimour had not surprised him.
Apr-11-06  BIDMONFA: Murtas Kazhgaleyev


Apr-11-06  wallytherhino: stop spamming your website bidmonfa we all[all viewers who see] know the adress site already
Apr-11-06  BIDMONFA: wallytherhino, link Kazhgaleyev - photo player
Nov-09-06  sitzkrieg: <Bidmonfa> Plz keep "spamming". Does anyone know where this GM comes from? He did quite well in Corsica rapid.
Nov-10-06  oao2102: I believe this player is from Kazakhstan. Anyone know if the games from Corsica Masters are in the database yet?
Nov-10-06  sitzkrieg: Thanks for the info <oao>. Hopefully games will be placed in the database soon.
Dec-05-06  papynchase: He won the Asian Games rapid event in front of the more illustrious Chinese and Indian GMs. He beat Harikrishnan en route to the first gold medal being contended for chess which made its debut in the games.
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  Tabanus: He won the Paris Open this year (2009):


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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 6th Pichay Cup (Philippines) 21-26 August 2010:

Nov-17-14  ketchuplover: happy birthday
Aug-04-15  sonia91: He came 2nd at the Australian Open 2015, won by Ni Hua:

He wrote a curious diary about his experience in Australia: (18+)

Article with photos:

Oct-23-15  Retireborn: In New in Chess his name is spelt "Kazhgaleev", which I suppose is cognate with names like Bareev and Dreev, but demonstrates again the difficulties of consistent transliteration.
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