Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#9 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2743 World #23 (active)
2838 World #6 (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 
1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2814Karjakin, Sergey27781/2-1/239E37Shamkir2018
2Karjakin, Sergey2778Ding, Liren27781/2-1/227C55Shamkir2018
3Giri, Anish2777Karjakin, Sergey27781/2-1/227E35Shamkir2018
4Karjakin, Sergey2763Ding, Liren27691/2-1/245C84Berlin2018
5So, Wesley2799Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/239E37Berlin2018
6Karjakin, Sergey2763Caruana, Fabiano27841-048C42Berlin2018
7Aronian, Levon2794Karjakin, Sergey27630-174A15Berlin2018
8Grischuk, Alexander2767Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/228E00Berlin2018
9Karjakin, Sergey2763Kramnik, Vladimir28001-041A13Berlin2018
10Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2809Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/230E10Berlin2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2763So, Wesley27991-040E51Berlin2018
12Ding, Liren2769Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/218A07Berlin2018
13Caruana, Fabiano2784Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/231E06Berlin2018
14Karjakin, Sergey2763Aronian, Levon27940-168D39Berlin2018
15Karjakin, Sergey2763Grischuk, Alexander27671/2-1/230C50Berlin2018
16Kramnik, Vladimir2800Karjakin, Sergey27631/2-1/255C67Berlin2018
17Karjakin, Sergey2763Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28090-171C60Berlin2018
18Andreikin, Dmitry2828Karjakin, Sergey28681/2-1/257B90Moscow2018
19Karjakin, Sergey2868Gelfand, Boris27451-025A01Moscow2018
20Karjakin, Sergey2868Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27141/2-1/244C17Moscow2018
21Dubov, Daniil2767Karjakin, Sergey28680-186A29Moscow2018
22Fedoseev, Vladimir2688Karjakin, Sergey28681/2-1/251C67Moscow2018
23Karjakin, Sergey2868Nepomniachtchi, Ian27681-050B53Moscow2018
24Karjakin, Sergey2868Nakamura, Hikaru28421-043B53Moscow2018
25Svidler, Peter2793Karjakin, Sergey28680-134A07Moscow2018
26Karjakin, Sergey2868Anand, Viswanathan28011/2-1/245C53Moscow2018
27Morozevich, Alexander2663Karjakin, Sergey28680-153E34Moscow2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2868Artemiev, Vladislav28341-045A06Moscow2018
29Kramnik, Vladimir2784Karjakin, Sergey28681-042B50Moscow2018
30Karjakin, Sergey2868Grischuk, Alexander28461-067A01Moscow2018
31Karjakin, Sergey2724Kramnik, Vladimir27951-040A01Moscow2018
32Nakamura, Hikaru2820Karjakin, Sergey27241/2-1/254A05Moscow2018
33Karjakin, Sergey2724Anand, Viswanathan28051/2-1/220C65Moscow2018
34Svidler, Peter2770Karjakin, Sergey27241/2-1/286E46Moscow2018
35Karjakin, Sergey2724Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27551/2-1/237A06Moscow2018
36Nepomniachtchi, Ian2803Karjakin, Sergey27241/2-1/225A07Moscow2018
37Karjakin, Sergey2724Dubov, Daniil26631/2-1/239A04Moscow2018
38Gelfand, Boris2644Karjakin, Sergey27241/2-1/228E00Moscow2018
39Karjakin, Sergey2724Grischuk, Alexander27921/2-1/243C42Moscow2018
40Karjakin, Sergey2753Carlsen, Magnus28341/2-1/234C88Wijk aan Zee2018
41Svidler, Peter2768Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/231A07Wijk aan Zee2018
42Svidler, Peter2768Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/232A07Wijk aan Zee2018
43Karjakin, Sergey2753Kramnik, Vladimir27871-059A13Wijk aan Zee2018
44Giri, Anish2752Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/226E00Wijk aan Zee2018
45Karjakin, Sergey2753Wei, Yi27431/2-1/236D30Wijk aan Zee2018
46Adhiban, Baskaran2655Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/243A05Wijk aan Zee2018
47Karjakin, Sergey2753Caruana, Fabiano28111-046E10Wijk aan Zee2018
48Hou, Yifan2680Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/232B18Wijk aan Zee2018
49Matlakov, Maxim2718Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/216A07Wijk aan Zee2018
50Karjakin, Sergey2753Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28041/2-1/235C42Wijk aan Zee2018