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Murtas Kazhgaleyev
Number of games in database: 567
Years covered: 1994 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2569 (2496 rapid, 2543 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2653

Overall record: +165 -76 =141 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 185 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (36) 
    E71 E60 E61 E77 E76
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E21 E47 E32 E48 E40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D37 D31 D39 D35
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D11 D15 D17 D12
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D80 D85 D97 D71 D99
 Semi-Slav (20) 
    D47 D45 D44 D49 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C78 C95 C69 C91 C99
 Slav (24) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D13
 King's Indian (24) 
    E94 E81 E67 E70 E97
 Philidor's Defense (24) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 A41 A45 D02 A40
 French Defense (19) 
    C18 C01 C11 C17 C00
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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
   Kazhgaleyev vs Morozevich, 2008 1-0
   Vaisser vs Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs Ivanchuk, 2017 1/2-1/2
   B Reefat vs Kazhgaleyev, 2001 0-1
   M Lodhi vs Kazhgaleyev, 2007 0-1
   E Barbosa vs Kazhgaleyev, 2016 0-1
   Kazhgaleyev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2019 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Grand Prix d'Echecs (2004)
   Kazakhstan Cup (2020)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Karpos Open (2015)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   President's Cup (2008)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Asia Classical 15th (2006)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 Zonal 3.4
   N Yakubboev vs Kazhgaleyev (May-11-21) 1-0
   Kazhgaleyev vs A Ismagambetov (Dec-20-20) 1-0
   A Utegaliyev vs Kazhgaleyev (Dec-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   Kazhgaleyev vs R Jumabayev (Dec-18-20) 0-1
   Kostenko vs Kazhgaleyev (Dec-17-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-17-1973, 48 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 24; games 1-25 of 589  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0491994Orel2E91 King's Indian
2. Kazhgaleyev vs Neverov  0-1321994Kstovo opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Romanishin vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0331995Cappelle op 11thA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. S Zagrebelny vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0291995Yalta opC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Kazhgaleyev vs Golubev ½-½411995Yalta opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Kazhgaleyev vs Miles  ½-½211995Cappelle op 11thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Z Gofshtein vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½461996Paris opE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. Kazhgaleyev vs G Welling  ½-½271996Capelle la Grande openA00 Uncommon Opening
9. Ulybin vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½411996Cappelle op 12thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Stripunsky vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½411996Komercni Banka OpenC26 Vienna
11. Kazhgaleyev vs Kholmov 0-1321996Komercni Banka OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. T Farley vs Kazhgaleyev  0-1341996Yerevan OlympiadC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
13. B Chatalbashev vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½241996Yerevan OlympiadE61 King's Indian
14. Kazhgaleyev vs A Anastasian  0-1391996Yerevan OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
15. C Lutz vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½781996Yerevan OlympiadC78 Ruy Lopez
16. D Ruzele vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½441996Yerevan OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. Kazhgaleyev vs J Hellsten  ½-½501996Yerevan OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
18. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½271997World Team ChampionshipC26 Vienna
19. Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0421997World Team ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
20. Lputian vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½611997World Team ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Kazhgaleyev vs Pelletier  1-0761997World Team ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. Dreev vs Kazhgaleyev  ½-½411997World Team ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
23. Speelman vs Kazhgaleyev 1-0611997World Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Kazhgaleyev vs V Malaniuk  1-0341997World Team ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
25. Kazhgaleyev vs V Malaniuk  1-0341997World Team ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
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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.
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:

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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:
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  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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