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Murtas Kazhgaleyev

Number of games in database: 1,168
Years covered: 1993 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2569 (2496 rapid, 2543 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653
Overall record: +447 -153 =331 (65.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 237 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (66) 
    E71 E60 E77 E61 E76
 Nimzo Indian (61) 
    E21 E47 E20 E48 E32
 Slav (56) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (55) 
    D37 D31 D38 D39 D35
 Sicilian (47) 
    B22 B31 B52 B40 B50
 Grunfeld (37) 
    D97 D80 D85 D72 D96
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C78 C95 C69 C77 C97
 King's Indian (67) 
    E94 E70 E67 E92 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (49) 
    A46 A41 A45 E00 D02
 Sicilian (43) 
    B43 B22 B40 B50 B75
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (38) 
    C95 C97 C99 C96 C85
 French Defense (36) 
    C18 C01 C00 C11 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kazhgaleyev vs S Shoker, 2005 1-0
   Kazhgaleyev vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2003 1-0
   Kazhgaleyev vs G Guseinov, 2019 1/2-1/2
   A Vaisser vs Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs Morozevich, 2008 1-0
   M Lodhi vs Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs M Dziuba, 2009 1-0
   Kazhgaleyev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2019 1/2-1/2
   Kazhgaleyev vs Ivanchuk, 2017 1/2-1/2
   S M Rahman vs Kazhgaleyev, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Grand Prix d'Echecs (2004)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Kazakhstan Cup (2020)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Moscow2 (1994)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Astana Zhuldyzdary (2023)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Asian Championship (2001)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Astana Zhuldyzdary
   A Stribuk vs Kazhgaleyev (Jul-18-23) 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs M Tsaruk (Jul-17-23) 1-0
   E Zhakan vs Kazhgaleyev (Jul-16-23) 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs V Loskutova (Jul-15-23) 1-0
   E Suleimen vs Kazhgaleyev (Jul-15-23) 1-0

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(born Nov-17-1973, 49 years old) Kazakhstan

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Grandmaster Murtas Muratovich 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

Last updated: 2020-12-11 12:37:57

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Graf vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0611993AkmolaE70 King's Indian
2. Savon vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0491994Orel2E91 King's Indian
3. S Solonar vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½371994Orel2E97 King's Indian
4. M Notkin vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1441994Moscow2E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Kazhgaleyev vs V Komliakov  ½-½611994Orel2D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Kazhgaleyev vs S Anapolsky  1-0361994Orel2C15 French, Winawer
7. Kazhgaleyev vs S Arkhipov  0-1421994Moscow2B27 Sicilian
8. Kazhgaleyev vs B Itkis  ½-½711994Orel2E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Kazhgaleyev vs S Pestov  1-0461994Moscow2A04 Reti Opening
10. I A Zaitsev vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0421994Orel2B30 Sicilian
11. Kazhgaleyev vs Lunev  0-1381994Orel2C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. S Vesselovsky vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0491994Moscow2B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. S Shipov vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½191994Moscow2E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Y Nesterov vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½291994Moscow2B06 Robatsch
15. Kazhgaleyev vs N Vlassov  1-0911994Moscow2B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. Kazhgaleyev vs S Iskusnyh  ½-½421994Orel2A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. Kazhgaleyev vs I Odesskij  ½-½311994Moscow2C15 French, Winawer
18. V Gagarin vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0751994Moscow2E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. Kazhgaleyev vs N Seferjan  1-0311994Moscow2C15 French, Winawer
20. A Matros vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1461994Moscow2B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. V Yandemirov vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½421994Kstovo OpenB06 Robatsch
22. Kazhgaleyev vs V Shulman  1-0521994Kstovo OpenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
23. A Talanin vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1321994Kstovo OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
24. Kazhgaleyev vs V Neverov  0-1321994Kstovo OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Kazhgaleyev vs B Margolin  1-0331994Kstovo OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,168  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 didn’t 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.
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  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:

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  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.
Jan-14-17  sonia91: He won the Ivan Bukavshin Memorial blitz tournament in Togliatti, Russia:
Sep-03-19  whiteshark: <Never heard of Kazwhatever> I feel the same way. How is it possible to remain below my radar all these years?

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