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Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev
Number of games in database: 455
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2575 (2457 rapid, 2583 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653

Overall record: +159 -67 =127 (63.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 102 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (30) 
    E71 E61 E60 E76 E97
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D11 D15 D17 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D37 D31 D38 D06 D30
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E21 E32 E20 E47 E43
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D80 D97 D85 D94 D99
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D47 D45 D44 D49 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C78 C95 C69 C99 C65
 Slav (24) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D19
 Philidor's Defense (18) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 A41 A45 A40 D02
 King's Indian (16) 
    E94 E81 E70 E67 E73
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C95 C99 C91 C96 C97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M M Kazhgaleyev vs S Shoker, 2005 1-0
   Vaisser vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1
   E Barbosa vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2016 0-1
   Gelfand vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Y Santiago vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2015 0-1
   B Reefat vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2001 0-1
   S M Rahman vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2001 0-1
   M M Kazhgaleyev vs M Gurevich, 2008 1-0
   M M Kazhgaleyev vs M Dziuba, 2009 1-0
   N Chadaev vs M M Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Grand Prix d'Echecs (2004)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Corsica Masters (2006)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   President's Cup (2008)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   D Howell vs M M Kazhgaleyev (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   M M Kazhgaleyev vs Sutovsky (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   S Atabayev vs M M Kazhgaleyev (Oct-03-18) 0-1
   Tran Tuan Minh vs M M Kazhgaleyev (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   M M Kazhgaleyev vs T Petrik (Oct-01-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-17-1973, 45 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 19; games 1-25 of 455  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs M M Kazhgaleyev  1-0491994Orel2E91 King's Indian
2. Zagrebelny vs M M Kazhgaleyev  1-0291995It openC77 Ruy Lopez
3. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Miles  ½-½211995Capelle la GrandeB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. M M Kazhgaleyev vs M V Golubev ½-½411995Yalta opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. M M Kazhgaleyev vs G Welling  ½-½271996Capelle la Grande openA00 Uncommon Opening
6. T Farley vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-134199601C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
7. Stripunsky vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½411996Komercni Banka OpenC26 Vienna
8. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Kholmov 0-1321996Komercni Banka OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½2719974th World Team ChC26 Vienna
10. M M Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-04219974th World Team ChE70 King's Indian
11. Lputian vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½6119974th World Team ChE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Pelletier  1-07619974th World Team ChB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Dreev vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½4119974th World Team ChE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
14. Speelman vs M M Kazhgaleyev 1-06119974th World Team ChA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M M Kazhgaleyev vs V Malaniuk  1-03419974th World Team ChC53 Giuoco Piano
16. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Z Kozul  1-06519974th World Team ChB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Kaidanov  ½-½1719974th World Team ChD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Fedorov vs M M Kazhgaleyev  1-0671998Elista ol (Men)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Kharlov  0-1531999Anibal OpenB30 Sicilian
20. M Fierro vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1521999Anibal OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. M M Kazhgaleyev vs V Saravanan  1-0401999Anibal OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
22. A Minasian vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½201999Anibal OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Okhotnik vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1391999Anibal OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. M M Kazhgaleyev vs A V Sulypa  1-0321999Anibal OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
25. M M Kazhgaleyev vs Ramesh  1-0741999Anibal OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 455  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.
Dec-01-05  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

Dec-01-05  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.

Dec-08-05  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


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  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
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  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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  sonia91: He won the Ivan Bukavshin Memorial blitz tournament in Togliatti, Russia:
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