Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
Russian Federation
#4 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2763 World #18 (active)
2889 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 
1Grachev, Boris2645Karjakin, Sergey27651-052E34Manavgat2017
2Karjakin, Sergey2765Yu, Yangyi27431/2-1/230C24Manavgat2017
3Guseinov, Gadir2647Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/230C67Antalya TUR2017
4Nikolovski, Nikola2420Karjakin, Sergey27650-127B23Manavgat2017
5Karjakin, Sergey2765Ragger, Markus26591-073C84Manavgat2017
6Erdos, Viktor2624Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/230A06Manavgat2017
7Karjakin, Sergey2765Johannesson, Oliver22731-025B48Manavgat2017
8Dubov, Daniil2666Karjakin, Sergey27801-031A29Tbilisi2017
9Karjakin, Sergey2780Dubov, Daniil26661/2-1/230B33Tbilisi2017
10Smirnov, Anton2371Karjakin, Sergey27590-162D41Tbilisi2017
11Karjakin, Sergey2759Smirnov, Anton23711-053C42Tbilisi2017
12Karjakin, Sergey2780Smirnov, Anton25081/2-1/221A07Tbilisi2017
13Smirnov, Anton2508Karjakin, Sergey27801/2-1/230E10Tbilisi2017
14Anand, Viswanathan2756Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/236C67Saint Louis2017
15Karjakin, Sergey2807Le, Quang Liem27471-055C50Saint Louis2017
16Nakamura, Hikaru2868Karjakin, Sergey28071-053A29Saint Louis2017
17Karjakin, Sergey2807Caruana, Fabiano28061-039A01Saint Louis2017
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2787Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/252C50Saint Louis2017
19Karjakin, Sergey2807Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/243C84Saint Louis2017
20Karjakin, Sergey2807Navara, David27480-143B10Saint Louis2017
21Dominguez Perez, Leinier2796Karjakin, Sergey28070-133C65Saint Louis2017
22Karjakin, Sergey2807Kasparov, Garry28121-038A01Saint Louis2017
23Karjakin, Sergey2807Anand, Viswanathan27561-063B12Saint Louis2017
24Le, Quang Liem2747Karjakin, Sergey28070-153A46Saint Louis2017
25Karjakin, Sergey2807Nakamura, Hikaru28681-056C67Saint Louis2017
26Caruana, Fabiano2806Karjakin, Sergey28070-126A45Saint Louis2017
27Karjakin, Sergey2807Nepomniachtchi, Ian27871-061A04Saint Louis2017
28Aronian, Levon2794Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/225A15Saint Louis2017
29Navara, David2748Karjakin, Sergey28070-155E10Saint Louis2017
30Karjakin, Sergey2807Dominguez Perez, Leinier27961-041D00Saint Louis2017
31Kasparov, Garry2812Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/260C33Saint Louis2017
32Karjakin, Sergey2765Anand, Viswanathan27781-037C50Saint Louis2017
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2810Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/228B92Saint Louis2017
34Karjakin, Sergey2765Aronian, Levon27940-153C84Saint Louis2017
35Dominguez Perez, Leinier2803Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/243C65Saint Louis2017
36Karjakin, Sergey2765Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/244A00Saint Louis2017
37Navara, David2737Karjakin, Sergey27651-040E15Saint Louis2017
38Caruana, Fabiano2700Karjakin, Sergey27651-032E21Saint Louis2017
39Karjakin, Sergey2765Le, Quang Liem27611-069C50Saint Louis2017
40Kasparov, Garry2812Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/244E34Saint Louis2017
41Nakamura, Hikaru2792Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/234A29Saint Louis2017
42Karjakin, Sergey2773So, Wesley28101-063C50Saint Louis2017
43Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/245C67Saint Louis2017
44Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/230A45Saint Louis2017
45Karjakin, Sergey2773Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/260B09Saint Louis2017
46Caruana, Fabiano2807Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/231C65Saint Louis2017
47Karjakin, Sergey2773Aronian, Levon27991/2-1/223C53Saint Louis2017
48Carlsen, Magnus2822Karjakin, Sergey27731-042A05Saint Louis2017
49Karjakin, Sergey2773Svidler, Peter27511-039C53Saint Louis2017
50Karjakin, Sergey2791Nakamura, Hikaru28650-158C50Paris2017