Karjakin, Sergey Age 31

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #32 (active)
2765 World #15 (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 
1Leszko, Bence2321Karjakin, Sergey27520-120B08chess.com INT2020
2Atanasov, Anthony2144Karjakin, Sergey27521-039A40chess.com INT2020
3Karjakin, Sergey2752To, N.23531-037B90chess.com INT2020
4Ider, B.2489Karjakin, Sergey27521-060A04chess.com INT2020
5Karjakin, Sergey2752Landaw, J.23181-059C53chess.com INT2020
6Karjakin, Sergey2752Kane, J.22401/2-1/261C57chess.com INT2020
7Abdrlauf, Elham2338Karjakin, Sergey27521-074A00chess.com INT2020
8Karjakin, Sergey2752Bortnyk, Olexandr25980-134B04chess.com INT2020
9Karjakin, Sergey2752Lodici, Lorenzo24831-016C50chess.com INT2020
10Shahinyan, D.2452Karjakin, Sergey27520-135B23chess.com INT2020
11Karjakin, Sergey2752Zelbel, P.24481-047A06chess.com INT2020
12Dubov, Daniil2702Karjakin, Sergey27521-038C53Moscow2020
13Karjakin, Sergey2752Artemiev, Vladislav27111-051C75Moscow2020
14Fedoseev, Vladimir2674Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/240E25Moscow2020
15Karjakin, Sergey2752Svidler, Peter27231-038B96Moscow2020
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Karjakin, Sergey27521-032E20Moscow2020
17Karjakin, Sergey2752Matlakov, Maxim26981-044E10Moscow2020
18Goganov, Aleksey2594Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/242E02Moscow2020
19Karjakin, Sergey2752Chigaev, Maksim26191/2-1/228C88Moscow2020
20Vitiugov, Nikita2720Karjakin, Sergey27520-142C67Moscow2020
21Karjakin, Sergey2752Esipenko, Andrey26861/2-1/257C42Moscow2020
22Antipov, Mikhail Al.2611Karjakin, Sergey27520-145C50Moscow2020
23Duda, J.2743Karjakin, Sergey27520-166D37chess24.com INT2020
24Karjakin, Sergey2752Aronian, L.27810-131A45chess24.com INT2020
25Firouzja, Alireza2749Karjakin, Sergey27521-055D77chess24.com INT2020
26Karjakin, Sergey2752Anton Guijarro, D.26750-147C53chess24.com INT2020
27Radjabov, T.2765Karjakin, Sergey27521-051D63chess24.com INT2020
28Karjakin, Sergey2752Carlsen, Magnus28621-052C41chess24.com INT2020
29Nepomniachtchi, I.2784Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2020
30Karjakin, Sergey2752Svidler, P.27231/2-1/242A45chess24.com INT2020
31So, Wesley2770Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/245B56chess24.com INT2020
32Karjakin, Sergey2752Vidit, S.27261-050C50chess24.com INT2020
33Le Quang Liem2709Karjakin, Sergey27521-050B67chess24.com INT2020
34Karjakin, Sergey2752Nakamura, Hi27360-132C28chess24.com INT2020
35Karjakin, Sergey2752Vachier Lagrave, M.27841/2-1/237B69chess24.com INT2020
36Giri, A.2764Karjakin, Sergey27521-043D37chess24.com INT2020
37Karjakin, Sergey2752Ding Liren27911/2-1/224B54chess24.com INT2020
38Karjakin, Sergey2752Grischuk, A.27771-044B54lichess.org INT2020
39Grischuk, A.2777Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/247A06lichess.org INT2020
40Karjakin, Sergey2752Grischuk, A.27771/2-1/286B54lichess.org INT2020
41Grischuk, A.2777Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/239E48lichess.org INT2020
42Karjakin, Sergey2752Grischuk, A.27771/2-1/250B12lichess.org INT2020
43Grischuk, A.2777Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/241E48lichess.org INT2020
44Karjakin, Sergey2752Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son26411-059C53chess.com INT2020
45Zhigalko, S.2572Karjakin, Sergey27520-132C88chess.com INT2020
46Karjakin, Sergey2752Bortnyk, Olexandr25981-039B04chess.com INT2020
47Sanal, V.2581Karjakin, Sergey27520-155C85chess.com INT2020
48Karjakin, Sergey2752Korobov, A.26870-130A45chess.com INT2020
49Jumabayev, R.2654Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/216E10chess.com INT2020
50Karjakin, Sergey2752Sorokin, Aleksey25211-037A45chess.com INT2020