Karjakin, Sergey Age 29

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#12 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2756 World #17 (active)
2829 World #3 (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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Karjakin, Sergey2760Vitiugov, Nikita27321/2-1/230C53Khanty-Mansiysk2019
2Vitiugov, Nikita2732Karjakin, Sergey27601-053C65Khanty-Mansiysk2019
3Sevian, Samuel2654Karjakin, Sergey27600-147C53Khanty-Mansiysk2019
4Karjakin, Sergey2760Sevian, Samuel26541-071A07Khanty-Mansiysk2019
5Karjakin, Sergey2760Megaranto, Susanto25501/2-1/239B07Khanty-Mansiysk2019
6Megaranto, Susanto2550Karjakin, Sergey27600-170E00Khanty-Mansiysk2019
7Caruana, Fabiano2818Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/252A29Saint Louis2019
8Karjakin, Sergey2750Anand, Viswanathan27561/2-1/235E10Saint Louis2019
9Giri, Anish2779Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/244A29Saint Louis2019
10Karjakin, Sergey2750Vachier Lagrave, M.27781-051D86Saint Louis USA2019
11Karjakin, Sergey2750Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27781-051D86Saint Louis2019
12So, Wesley2776Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/242A46Saint Louis2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2750Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/238E10Saint Louis2019
14Carlsen, Magnus2882Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/247E10Saint Louis2019
15Karjakin, Sergey2750Nepomniachtchi, Ian27741/2-1/221D70Saint Louis2019
16Nakamura, Hikaru2743Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/2104E10Saint Louis2019
17Karjakin, Sergey2750Ding Liren28051/2-1/235C89Saint Louis USA2019
18Karjakin, Sergey2750Ding, Liren28051/2-1/235C89Saint Louis2019
19Karjakin, Sergey2750Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27641/2-1/231B01Saint Louis2019
20Karjakin, Sergey2750Yu Yangyi27520-132D00Saint Louis USA2019
21Karjakin, Sergey2750Ding Liren28050-147D04Saint Louis USA2019
22Karjakin, Sergey2750Vachier Lagrave, M.27781-061B90Saint Louis USA2019
23Dominguez Perez, Leinier2703Karjakin, Sergey27980-157B12Saint Louis2019
24Karjakin, Sergey2798Yu, Yangyi27180-132D00Saint Louis2019
25Karjakin, Sergey2798Ding, Liren27790-147D04Saint Louis2019
26Caruana, Fabiano2772Karjakin, Sergey27980-1105C53Saint Louis2019
27Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2787Karjakin, Sergey27981-024C26Saint Louis2019
28Karjakin, Sergey2798Rapport, Richard27361-071C47Saint Louis2019
29Karjakin, Sergey2798Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29391-061B90Saint Louis2019
30Carlsen, Magnus2920Karjakin, Sergey27981-029E27Saint Louis2019
31Karjakin, Sergey2798Aronian, Levon28401-052C47Saint Louis2019
32Yu Yangyi2752Karjakin, Sergey27500-169B10Saint Louis USA2019
33Ding Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/230D38Saint Louis USA2019
34Vachier Lagrave, M.2778Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/249C67Saint Louis USA2019
35Karjakin, Sergey2798Dominguez Perez, Leinier27031-043D04Saint Louis2019
36Yu, Yangyi2718Karjakin, Sergey27980-169B10Saint Louis2019
37Karjakin, Sergey2798Caruana, Fabiano27721-031A46Saint Louis2019
38Ding, Liren2779Karjakin, Sergey27981/2-1/230E10Saint Louis2019
39Karjakin, Sergey2798Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27871-024C47Saint Louis2019
40Rapport, Richard2736Karjakin, Sergey27981-043A45Saint Louis2019
41Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2939Karjakin, Sergey27981/2-1/249C67Saint Louis2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2798Carlsen, Magnus29201-065C11Saint Louis2019
43Aronian, Levon2840Karjakin, Sergey27981/2-1/267C67Saint Louis2019
44Ding Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/272A13Saint Louis USA2019
45Dominguez Perez, Leinier2769Karjakin, Sergey27591-033B12Saint Louis2019
46Karjakin, Sergey2759Carlsen, Magnus28951-053E11Saint Louis2019
47Ding, Liren2786Karjakin, Sergey27591/2-1/272A15Saint Louis2019
48Vachier Lagrave, M.2778Karjakin, Sergey27501-066B10Saint Louis USA2019
49Karjakin, Sergey2759Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27871-062C53Saint Louis2019
50Karjakin, Sergey2759Rapport, Richard27191/2-1/241C55Saint Louis2019