Rinat developed his early chess career in 2011, including participation at the FIDE World Cup and earning 1st place in the men’s division of the Kazakhstan Chess Championship. In 2013, he placed 1st in the Blitz event at the Chigorin Memorial. In 2014, Rinat placed 1st in the Rapid at the Asian Nations Cup, and again placed 1st at the 2014 Kazakhstan Chess Championship. His schedule only became busier, as he participated in the 2015 World Cup, took 3rd at the 2015 7th London Chess Classic FIDE Open, and took 3rd place in Classical and 1st place in Blitz at the 2015 RTU Open. Rinat’s achievements continued in 2016 where he scored 3rd in the Classical at the Asian Nations Cup and 2nd in the Rapid at the Biel Chess Open. Most recently, he placed first at the 2017 Kazakhstan Championship, took 3rd place at the 2017 Mikhail Tal Memorial Rapid, Yurmala, and earned 1st place at the 2017 Sants Open.