Karjakin, Sergey Age 32

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#18 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2736 World #15 (active)
2611 World #101 (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 
1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2767Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/223C53Wijk aan Zee2022
2Karjakin, Sergey2743Carlsen, Magnus28651/2-1/216C67Wijk aan Zee2022
3Praggnanandhaa R2612Karjakin, Sergey27430-153D02Wijk aan Zee2022
4Karjakin, Sergey2743Rapport, Richard27631/2-1/223C02Wijk aan Zee2022
5Grandelius, Nils2672Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/237C42Wijk aan Zee2022
6Karjakin, Sergey2743Van Foreest, Jorden27021-065C55Wijk aan Zee2022
7Duda, Jan Krzysztof2760Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/236D20Wijk aan Zee2022
8Karjakin, Sergey2743Giri, Anish27721/2-1/214D85Wijk aan Zee2022
9Esipenko, Andrey2714Karjakin, Sergey27431-042C53Wijk aan Zee2022
10Karjakin, Sergey2743Dubov, Daniil27201/2-1/223A05Wijk aan Zee2022
11Caruana, Fabiano2792Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/250E10Wijk aan Zee2022
12Donchenko, Alexander2494Karjakin, Sergey26571-051A05Warsaw2021
13Karjakin, Sergey2657Kobalia, Mihail25320-127A01Warsaw2021
14Asadli, Vugar2386Karjakin, Sergey26570-137B23Warsaw2021
15Karjakin, Sergey2657Moroni, Luca Jr24911-037B06Warsaw2021
16Michalik, Peter2605Karjakin, Sergey26571-073C88Warsaw2021
17Karjakin, Sergey2657Cheparinov, Ivan25941/2-1/268B50Warsaw2021
18Duda, Jan Krzysztof2792Karjakin, Sergey26571-053A06Warsaw2021
19Karjakin, Sergey2657Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27540-164C47Warsaw2021
20Firouzja, Alireza2810Karjakin, Sergey26570-132A46Warsaw2021
21Socko, B.2642Karjakin, Sergey27430-158E12Warsaw POL2021
22Ter Sahakyan, S.2637Karjakin, Sergey27430-145B94Warsaw POL2021
23Santos Latasa, J.2639Karjakin, Sergey27431-028A37Warsaw POL2021
24Socko B2571Karjakin, Sergey26570-158E12Warsaw2021
25Karjakin, Sergey2657Caruana, Fabiano28031/2-1/236C72Warsaw2021
26Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel2565Karjakin, Sergey26570-145B94Warsaw2021
27Karjakin, Sergey2657Teclaf, Pawel24311-036B42Warsaw2021
28Saric, Ivan2543Karjakin, Sergey26570-129B90Warsaw2021
29Karjakin, Sergey2657Riazantsev, Alexander25201/2-1/253B52Warsaw2021
30Janik, Igor2516Karjakin, Sergey26570-137B51Warsaw2021
31Karjakin, Sergey2657Chigaev, Maksim25460-150C16Warsaw2021
32Costachi, Mihnea2482Karjakin, Sergey26570-142E15Warsaw2021
33Karjakin, Sergey2657Postny, Evgeny25210-164C88Warsaw2021
34Santos Latasa2561Karjakin, Sergey26571-028A04Warsaw2021
35Karjakin, Sergey2657Bellahcene, Bilel24931-056B40Warsaw2021
36Anton Guijarro, D.2693Karjakin, Sergey27430-132D05Warsaw POL2021
37Karjakin, Sergey2757Firouzja, Alireza26561-086E92Warsaw2021
38Fedoseev, Vladimir2692Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/254E10Warsaw2021
39Karjakin, Sergey2757Amin, Bassem26141-047C55Warsaw2021
40Aditya, Mittal2459Karjakin, Sergey27430-142E15Warsaw POL2021
41Anton Guijarro, David2627Karjakin, Sergey27570-132D05Warsaw2021
42Karjakin, Sergey2757Mitrabha, Guha21071/2-1/286B10Warsaw2021
43Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan2553Karjakin, Sergey27570-145E12Warsaw2021
44Karjakin, Sergey2757Gabuzyan, Hovhannes25351-031B90Warsaw2021
45Aditya Mittal1488Karjakin, Sergey27570-142E15Warsaw2021
46Karjakin, Sergey2743Nguyen, Thai Dai Van26091/2-1/275C53Warsaw POL2021
47Karjakin, Sergey2757Janik, Igor24621-029A45Warsaw2021
48Kantor, Gergely2454Karjakin, Sergey27571-035E15Warsaw2021
49Karjakin, Sergey2757Nguyen, Thai Dai Van24881/2-1/268E10Warsaw2021
50Michalik, Peter2515Karjakin, Sergey27571-032B51Warsaw2021