at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
November 17, 1973 |
|FIDE rating||2574 (May 2015) (No. 235 on the July 2011 FIDE rating list)|
|Peak rating||2653 (November 2009)|
He played for Kazakhstan in the Chess Olympiads of 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2008. In 2004, he tied for first with Slim Belkhodja in the 27th Syre Memorial in Issy les Moulineaux. In 2006 he won the men's rapid tournament in the 15th Asian Games in Doha. In 2007 he tied for 3rd–9th with Dmitry Svetushkin, Vladimir Malakhov, Evgeny Vorobiov, Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Dobrov and Aleksej Aleksandrov in the 3rd Moscow Open tournament. In September 2009 he came first in the Paris Championship. In 2011 he tied for 2nd–5th with Parimarjan Negi, Csaba Balogh and Jon Ludvig Hammer in the 13th Dubai Open Chess Championship.
- Bin-Sattar Reefat vs Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Asian Championships 2001, Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65), 0-1
- Joel Lautier vs Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Grand Prix d'Echecs 2004, King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation (E81), 0-1
- Teimour Radjabov vs Murtas Kazhgaleyev, FIDE World Cup 2005, Spanish Game: Exchange (C69), 0-1
- Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Pawel Jaracz, Ordix Open 2008, Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32), 1-0
- Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Kazhgaleyev, Murtas". OlimpBase.com. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Crowther, Mark (2004-06-07). "TWIC 500: 27th Syre Memorial". London Chess Center. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- Crowther, Mark (2006-12-25). "The Week in Chess: 15th Asian Games". ChessCenter.com. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Illya Nyzhnyk wins Group B in Moscow Open". ChessBase. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 18 May 2010.
- Mihajlova, Diana (2009-09-03). "Murtas Kazhgaleyev wins Ile-de-France Paris Championship". ChessBase. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- "Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Dubai Open". ChessBase.com. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 23 April 2011.