Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#13 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2724 World #35 (active)
2868 World #2 (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, Sergey2753Carlsen, Magnus28341/2-1/234C88Wijk aan Zee2018
2Svidler, Peter2768Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/231A07Wijk aan Zee2018
3Svidler, Peter2768Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/232A07Wijk aan Zee2018
4Karjakin, Sergey2753Kramnik, Vladimir27871-059A13Wijk aan Zee2018
5Giri, Anish2752Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/226E00Wijk aan Zee2018
6Karjakin, Sergey2753Wei, Yi27431/2-1/236D30Wijk aan Zee2018
7Adhiban, Baskaran2655Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/243A05Wijk aan Zee2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2753Caruana, Fabiano28111-046E10Wijk aan Zee2018
9Hou, Yifan2680Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/232B18Wijk aan Zee2018
10Matlakov, Maxim2718Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/216A07Wijk aan Zee2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2753Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28041/2-1/235C42Wijk aan Zee2018
12So, Wesley2792Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/246A46Wijk aan Zee2018
13Karjakin, Sergey2753Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/231A07Wijk aan Zee2018
14Jones, Gawain C2640Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/236C54Wijk aan Zee2018
15Grischuk, Alexander2725Karjakin, Sergey28540-130A06Riyadh2017
16Aronian, Levon2863Karjakin, Sergey28541-066E10Riyadh2017
17Karjakin, Sergey2854Yu, Yangyi27011/2-1/248A01Riyadh2017
18Anand, Viswanathan2736Karjakin, Sergey28541/2-1/216C67Riyadh2017
19Karjakin, Sergey2854Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27701-047C53Riyadh2017
20Karjakin, Sergey2854Korobov, Anton27601-066B53Riyadh2017
21Carlsen, Magnus2986Karjakin, Sergey28541-029C65Riyadh2017
22Karjakin, Sergey2854Nepomniachtchi, Ian28101/2-1/226B53Riyadh2017
23Ding, Liren2837Karjakin, Sergey28540-117E01Riyadh2017
24Wang, Hao2737Karjakin, Sergey28541/2-1/227C67Riyadh2017
25Karjakin, Sergey2854Andriasian, Zaven27551-036B09Riyadh2017
26Svidler, Peter2797Karjakin, Sergey28541/2-1/215A07Riyadh2017
27Karjakin, Sergey2854Esipenko, Andrey25811-031A01Riyadh2017
28Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2853Karjakin, Sergey28541/2-1/229C67Riyadh2017
29Karjakin, Sergey2854Amonatov, Farrukh26281-049B53Riyadh2017
30Meier, Georg2652Karjakin, Sergey28540-156A07Riyadh2017
31Karjakin, Sergey2854Malakhov, Vladimir26551-036C53Riyadh2017
32Petrosian, Tigran L2705Karjakin, Sergey28541/2-1/241A05Riyadh2017
33Karjakin, Sergey2760Short, Nigel D26781-042C55Riadh2017
34Ponkratov, Pavel2599Karjakin, Sergey28540-157A00Riyadh2017
35Karjakin, Sergey2854Onischuk, Vladimir26071/2-1/255A00Riyadh2017
36Moiseenko, Alexander2618Karjakin, Sergey27570-132A45Riyadh2017
37Karjakin, Sergey2757Miton, Kamil26441-040C10Riyadh2017
38Alekseev, Evgeny2681Karjakin, Sergey27571-078B53Riyadh2017
39Karjakin, Sergey2757Pantsulaia, Levan26541/2-1/252B12Riyadh2017
40Salem, A.R. Saleh2656Karjakin, Sergey27570-153E10Riyadh2017
41Karjakin, Sergey2757Ni, Hua26631-038A18Riyadh2017
42Karjakin, Sergey2760Ni, Hua26711-037A18Riadh2017
43Savchenko, Boris2685Karjakin, Sergey27571-063C53Riyadh2017
44Savchenko, Boris2566Karjakin, Sergey27601-062C54Riadh2017
45Karjakin, Sergey2757Esipenko, Andrey24380-129B11Riyadh2017
46Leko, Peter2671Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/226C65Riyadh2017
47Karjakin, Sergey2757Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi26761-063A28Riyadh2017
48Akobian, Varuzhan2620Karjakin, Sergey27570-150D10Riyadh2017
49Karjakin, Sergey2757El Adnani, Mokliss23661-048B75Riyadh2017
50Al-Saffar, Araz Basim Mohammed S2368Karjakin, Sergey27570-154D43Riyadh2017