Murtas Kazhgaleyev

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Murtas Kazhgaleyev
Kasgalejew murtas 20081119 olympiade dresden.jpg
at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
Country  Kazakhstan
Born (1973-11-17) November 17, 1973 (age 41)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2574 (May 2015) (No. 235 on the July 2011 FIDE rating list)
Peak rating 2653 (November 2009)

Murtas Kazhgaleyev (Kazakh: Мұртас Мұратұлы Қажығалиев; born 17 November 1973) is a chess Grandmaster (1998) from Kazakhstan.

He played for Kazakhstan in the Chess Olympiads of 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2008.[1] In 2004, he tied for first with Slim Belkhodja in the 27th Syre Memorial in Issy les Moulineaux.[2] In 2006 he won the men's rapid tournament in the 15th Asian Games in Doha.[3] 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.[4] In September 2009 he came first in the Paris Championship.[5] In 2011 he tied for 2nd–5th with Parimarjan Negi, Csaba Balogh and Jon Ludvig Hammer in the 13th Dubai Open Chess Championship.[6]

In the January 2011 FIDE list, he had an Elo rating of 2637, making him Kazakhstan's number one.

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  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Kazhgaleyev, Murtas". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-06-07). "TWIC 500: 27th Syre Memorial". London Chess Center. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-12-25). "The Week in Chess: 15th Asian Games". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Illya Nyzhnyk wins Group B in Moscow Open". ChessBase. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Mihajlova, Diana (2009-09-03). "Murtas Kazhgaleyev wins Ile-de-France Paris Championship". ChessBase. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Indian GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Dubai Open". 2011-04-20. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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