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Zhansaya Abdumalik
Z Abdumalik 
Number of games in database: 521
Years covered: 2007 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2462 rapid, 2409 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2488

Overall record: +114 -94 =92 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 221 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B90 B33 B91 B48 B32
 Ruy Lopez (60) 
    C65 C78 C84 C67 C60
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B18 B15 B12 B10 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B91 B96 B94
 French Defense (27) 
    C18 C11 C16 C19 C10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C84 C92 C88 C97 C96
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D85 D90 D80 D87 D70
 Sicilian (31) 
    B41 B43 B28 B40 B22
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C84 C78 C65 C67 C89
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A34 A33 A35 A36 A37
 King's Indian (18) 
    E60 E69 E94 E62 E61
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A45 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Vinas Guerrero vs Z Abdumalik, 2014 0-1
   H Danielsen vs Z Abdumalik, 2015 0-1
   Z Abdumalik vs A Stefanova, 2016 1-0
   A Bodnaruk vs Z Abdumalik, 2019 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017)
   Grand Prix Gibraltar (Women) (2021)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2015)
   FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (Women) (2020)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2021)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2019)

   🏆 Women’s Grand Prix
   Z Abdumalik vs A Kashlinskaya (Sep-29-22) 1-0
   Lagno vs Z Abdumalik (Sep-28-22) 1/2-1/2
   Z Abdumalik vs Goryachkina (Sep-27-22) 1/2-1/2
   R Vaishali vs Z Abdumalik (Sep-26-22) 1/2-1/2
   Z Abdumalik vs Kosteniuk (Sep-25-22) 0-1

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(born Jan-12-2000, 22 years old) Kazakhstan

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WFM (2010); WIM (2011); WGM (2013); International Master (2017); Asian U8 Girls Champion (2008); World U8 Girls Champion (2008); World U12 Girls Champion (2011); World Junior Girls Champion (2017).

Abdumalik is currently the top ranked U20 girl in the world (Feb 2019).

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 Gibraltar Masters (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 Tromso 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. In 2017, she became World Junior Champion (Girls) by winning the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017) with 9.5 points in eleven rounds.

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)

References / Sources


Wikipedia article: Zhansaya Abdumalik

Last updated: 2022-01-10 12:05:55

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 541  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Abdumalik vs I Furtado ½-½362007Wch U08 GirlsB07 Pirc
2. Z Abdumalik vs T Tuomala  0-138201111th BCC Thailand OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
3. Z Abdumalik vs Z Andriasian 0-132201214th Dubai OpenB06 Robatsch
4. B Nonkovic vs Z Abdumalik  1-0352012World Junior Championship (Girls)A30 English, Symmetrical
5. Z Abdumalik vs E Chiarion  1-0262012World Junior Championship (Girls)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. T Galunova vs Z Abdumalik  ½-½562012World Junior Championship (Girls)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Z Abdumalik vs S Liao  1-0602012World Junior Championship (Girls)C05 French, Tarrasch
8. A Imeeva vs Z Abdumalik  1-0322012World Junior Championship (Girls)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. Z Abdumalik vs A Ivekovic  0-1562012World Junior Championship (Girls)C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
10. D Vatkali vs Z Abdumalik  0-1602012World Junior Championship (Girls)B40 Sicilian
11. Z Abdumalik vs S Ibrahimova  1-0572012World Junior Championship (Girls)B32 Sicilian
12. K Cemhan vs Z Abdumalik  0-1452012World Junior Championship (Girls)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Z Abdumalik vs L Schut  1-0272012World Junior Championship (Girls)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Aulia vs Z Abdumalik  1-0402012World Junior Championship (Girls)B41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Z Abdumalik vs A Kashlinskaya  ½-½332012World Junior Championship (Girls)C45 Scotch Game
16. P Rodriguez Rueda vs Z Abdumalik  1-0642012World Junior Championship (Girls)A43 Old Benoni
17. Z Abdumalik vs O Girya  0-1602013Women's World Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. I Gaponenko vs Z Abdumalik  0-1402013Women's World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Z Abdumalik vs C Voicu-Jagodzinsky  ½-½452013Women's World Team ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. S Swaminathan vs Z Abdumalik  ½-½322013Women's World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. Z Abdumalik vs Qi Guo 0-1272013Women's World Team ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
22. Z Abdumalik vs Khurtsidze 1-0482013Women's World Team ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Z Abdumalik vs Karen G Hovhannisyan  1-03420136th Karen Asrian MemB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. B Matute Loja vs Z Abdumalik 0-1742013World Junior Championship (Girls)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Z Abdumalik vs I Petrova 1-0352013World Junior Championship (Girls)C07 French, Tarrasch
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Apr-12-15  Eastfrisian: According to her FIDE-Card she became WGM in 2014.
Apr-29-15  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 (!):
May-16-17  BIDMONFA: Zhansaya Abdumalik


Jul-05-17  offramp: She is currently equal first in the 45th Annual World Open which is being held from June 29-July 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event has a $225,000 prize fund.

Top standings:
1 GM Jeffery Xiong 2658 6.5
2 GM Tigran L Petrosian 2595 6.5
3 GM Oliver Barbosa 2511 6.5
4 IM Zhansaya Abdumalik 2397 6.5
5 GM Liem Quang Le 2726 6.0... etc.

See .

Jul-05-17  offramp: It looks like she has finished equal second. She drew in the last round with Jeffrey Xiong, but Petrosian beat Barbosa.
Jul-05-17  offramp: She was top in her Elo range, and won $5,000. Petrosian made a lot of money!

1 GM Tigran L Petrosian 7.5 1st $20500.00
2 GM Liem Quang Le 7.0 2nd-6th $3960.00
3 GM Jeffery Xiong 7.0 2nd-6th $3960.00
4 GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez 7.0 2nd-6th $3960.00
5 GM Jianchao Zhou 7.0 2nd-6th $3960.00
6 GM Andrey Stukopin 7.0 2nd-6th $3960.00
<7 IM Zhansaya Abdumalik 7.0 1st 2300-2449 $5000.00.>

Jul-10-17  sonia91: She also achieved a GM norm in the World Open:
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  whiteshark: Illustrated Report about the Kazakh classic+rapid+blitz Tournament 2017 in Alma-Ata:
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  Tabanus: And after that, she participated in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2017), with a decent result.
Dec-12-17  sonia91: Congratulations on becoming World Junior Girls Champion! After a silver in 2013 and a bronze in 2015, Zhansaya finally takes the gold medal.

Interview after the closing cerimony:

Dec-13-17  sonia91: Another interesting interview on winning the World Juniors:
Sep-08-18  wordfunph: finally a GM title in 2018..

Oct-01-18  sonia91: <wordfunph> She still have to cross 2500.
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  OhioChessFan: Anyone else think she could star in an NCIS series?
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  Penguincw: 20th seed GM Tabatabaei is the highest seed to lose a game in the first 2 rounds of Gibraltar 2020 after being upset by IM Abdumalik in Round 2.

Z Abdumalik vs M A Tabatabaei, 2020

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  Penguincw: She will end up with a solid 5/8 (plus a half point bye). Gained 10 rating points.
Jun-01-21  cro777: Zhansaya Abdumalik has become Kazakhstan's first woman to earn a Grandmaster title!

She has just won the Gibraltar FIDE Women's Grand Prix with one round to spare. It is the last of four stages of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix, which will determine two places in the 2021 Candidates Tournament.

A final GM norm in this event also earns her the title of grandmaster.

Dec-13-21  Albertan: Chess player Zhansaya Abdumalik receives Kurmat Order:

Congratulation Zhansaya!

Here is a link to an explanation of what this order is awarded for:

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