Zhansaya Abdumalik is a two-time Kazakhstani Women’s Champion, current Kazakhstan Women’s No. 1 and World No. 14. She is a two-time girls’ World Youth Champion as well as former girls’ World Junior Champion. Abdumalik was an incredibly accomplished junior player, and has represented Kazakhstan in numerous team events since 2014. In 2021 Zhansaya completed the grandmaster title after scoring 8.5/11 to win the Gibraltar FIDE Women’s Grand Prix, which also left her ranked as high as No. 11 among female players worldwide.