Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#12 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2765 World #13 (active)
2814 World #6 (active)
12 Jan 1990
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

In 2002, Sergei Alexandrovich Karjakin gained the grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, which still stands as the youngest age at which a person has gained that title.

Winner of the World U12 Championship 2001, the World Cup 2015 and the Candidates Tournament of 2016. He will now challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship in November 2016.

Most significant tournament wins include Corus B in 2005, the category XVIII Petr Izmailov Memorial Tournament in 2006, Corus 2009, the Karpov Poikovsky tournament in 2010 and Norway Chess in Stavanger in 2013 & 2014.

Represented Ukraine at the three Olympiads between 2004 and 2008 winning team and individual gold in 2004. Also played for Ukraine at the U16 Olympiad in 2002, winning team and individual silver.

Represented Russia at three Olympiads from 2010 to 2014, winning team silver in 2010 and 2012, individual gold in 2010 and individual bronze in 2012.

Won individual gold with Ukraine at the 2005 World Team Championship, team gold with Russia at the 2013 World Team Championship and individual silver and bronze at the 2013 and 2015 World Team Championships.

At the European Team Championships, won individual bronze playing for Ukraine in 2007 and individual silver playing for Russia in 2011.

First played in the European Club Cup as a twelve year old in 2002 and as of the end of the 2015 season, has won two individual gold medals (2005 & 2015), one team silver (2013) and four team bronzes (2005, 2007, 2008 & 2014).

Also played in the Russian Premier League since 2006 except in 2009, 2011 and 2015, winning four team golds (2007, 2010, 2012 & 2014), one team silver (2013), two individual golds (2010 & 2012) and one individual silver (2007).

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Karjakin, Sergey2791Nakamura, Hikaru28650-158C50Paris2017
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/216C53Paris2017
3Grischuk, Alexander2813Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/237A05Paris2017
4Karjakin, Sergey2791Carlsen, Magnus29141-086C50Paris2017
5Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Karjakin, Sergey27910-162E21Paris2017
6Karjakin, Sergey2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/274B50Paris2017
7Bacrot, Etienne2627Karjakin, Sergey27911-043B50Paris2017
8Karjakin, Sergey2791Caruana, Fabiano28000-148C07Paris2017
9So, Wesley2791Karjakin, Sergey27910-154E00Paris2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2865Karjakin, Sergey27911-062A05Paris2017
11Karjakin, Sergey2791Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28251-082A20Paris2017
12Karjakin, Sergey2791Grischuk, Alexander28131-058A45Paris2017
13Carlsen, Magnus2914Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/264A45Paris2017
14Karjakin, Sergey2791Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721/2-1/282C50Paris2017
15Topalov, Veselin2710Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/235A20Paris2017
16Karjakin, Sergey2791Bacrot, Etienne26271-076C50Paris2017
17Caruana, Fabiano2800Karjakin, Sergey27911-046A05Paris2017
18Karjakin, Sergey2791So, Wesley27911-037C50Paris2017
19So, Wesley2759Karjakin, Sergey27730-139A29Paris2017
20Karjakin, Sergey2773Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27700-153B90Paris2017
21Carlsen, Magnus2896Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/266C50Paris2017
22Karjakin, Sergey2773Grischuk, Alexander28220-158C07Paris2017
23Bacrot, Etienne2710Karjakin, Sergey27730-126B51Paris2017
24Karjakin, Sergey2773Caruana, Fabiano27521/2-1/246C07Paris2017
25Karjakin, Sergey2773Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28250-167C50Paris2017
26Nakamura, Hikaru2796Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/260E15Paris2017
27Karjakin, Sergey2773Topalov, Veselin27151/2-1/291C50Paris2017
28Karjakin, Sergey2781Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961/2-1/230B91Stavanger2017
29Carlsen, Magnus2832Karjakin, Sergey27811-044E48Stavanger2017
30Karjakin, Sergey2781Aronian, Levon27930-141C50Stavanger2017
31Nakamura, Hikaru2785Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/254E34Stavanger2017
32Karjakin, Sergey2781Caruana, Fabiano28081/2-1/273C42Stavanger2017
33So, Wesley2812Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/271C50Stavanger2017
34Karjakin, Sergey2781Anand, Viswanathan27861/2-1/233C67Stavanger2017
35Giri, Anish2771Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/276E10Stavanger2017
36Kramnik, Vladimir2808Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/244C50Stavanger2017
37Kramnik, Vladimir2808Karjakin, Sergey27811-022A28Stavanger2017
38Karjakin, Sergey2781Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27961-057A45Stavanger2017
39Karjakin, Sergey2781Giri, Anish27711-044A45Stavanger2017
40Aronian, Levon2793Karjakin, Sergey27811-039A05Stavanger2017
41Karjakin, Sergey2781Carlsen, Magnus28320-133A90Stavanger2017
42Anand, Viswanathan2786Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/270C65Stavanger2017
43Karjakin, Sergey2781Nakamura, Hikaru27851-052A45Stavanger2017
44So, Wesley2812Karjakin, Sergey27811-040A46Stavanger2017
45Karjakin, Sergey2781Caruana, Fabiano28081-038A45Stavanger2017
46Karjakin, Sergey2783Meier, Georg26300-152D24chess.com INT2017
47Meier, Georg2630Karjakin, Sergey27830-148A07chess.com INT2017
48Karjakin, Sergey2783Meier, Georg26301/2-1/243D35chess.com INT2017
49Meier, Georg2630Karjakin, Sergey27830-146D02chess.com INT2017
50Karjakin, Sergey2783Meier, Georg26301-034C00chess.com INT2017