Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2743 World #23 (active)
2816 World #10 (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, Shakhriyar2757Karjakin, Sergey28161-054E32Leuven2018
2Karjakin, Sergey2816Caruana, Fabiano28181-054A20Leuven2018
3Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Karjakin, Sergey28161-051A16Leuven2018
4Karjakin, Sergey2816Giri, Anish27991-027A01Leuven2018
5Grischuk, Alexander2831Karjakin, Sergey28161-027A15Leuven2018
6Karjakin, Sergey2816Anand, Viswanathan28171-053C50Leuven2018
7Aronian, Levon2809Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/233C50Leuven2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/2101C67Leuven2018
9Karjakin, Sergey2816So, Wesley28561-065A01Leuven2018
10Karjakin, Sergey2816Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571-072C55Leuven2018
11Caruana, Fabiano2818Karjakin, Sergey28160-154E46Leuven2018
12Karjakin, Sergey2816Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28371-059A30Leuven2018
13Giri, Anish2799Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/268C67Leuven2018
14Karjakin, Sergey2816Grischuk, Alexander28311/2-1/244B50Leuven2018
15Anand, Viswanathan2817Karjakin, Sergey28160-123C50Leuven2018
16Karjakin, Sergey2816Aronian, Levon28091/2-1/256C50Leuven2018
17Nakamura, Hikaru2878Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/257C65Leuven2018
18So, Wesley2856Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/273E51Leuven2018
19Karjakin, Sergey2743Caruana, Fabiano27530-138C42Leuven2018
20So, Wesley2763Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/231A07Leuven2018
21Aronian, Levon2795Karjakin, Sergey27430-127C50Leuven2018
22Karjakin, Sergey2743Giri, Anish27791/2-1/234C42Leuven2018
23Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2766Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/2123E37Leuven2018
24Karjakin, Sergey2743Anand, Viswanathan28221/2-1/250C50Leuven2018
25Nakamura, Hikaru2813Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/250C65Leuven2018
26Karjakin, Sergey2743Grischuk, Alexander27831-048C53Leuven2018
27Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2777Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/2104C53Leuven2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2782Anand, Viswanathan27590-132E10Norway2018
29Nakamura, Hikaru2769Karjakin, Sergey27821-041A29Norway2018
30Karjakin, Sergey2782Aronian, Levon27641/2-1/239E10Norway2018
31Caruana, Fabiano2822Karjakin, Sergey27821-041A16Norway2018
32Karjakin, Sergey2782Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27891-038D86Norway2018
33Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2808Karjakin, Sergey27821/2-1/228C53Norway2018
34Karjakin, Sergey2782Carlsen, Magnus28431/2-1/241C78Norway2018
35So, Wesley2778Karjakin, Sergey27821/2-1/258A06Norway2018
36Karjakin, Sergey2838Anand, Viswanathan27841/2-1/224A01Norway2018
37Ding, Liren2793Karjakin, Sergey28381-033A04Norway2018
38Karjakin, Sergey2838Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28391/2-1/229A01Norway2018
39So, Wesley2824Karjakin, Sergey28381-037C65Norway2018
40Karjakin, Sergey2838Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27301-031A01Norway2018
41Caruana, Fabiano2814Karjakin, Sergey28381-053A16Norway2018
42Nakamura, Hikaru2869Karjakin, Sergey28381-042A06Norway2018
43Karjakin, Sergey2838Aronian, Levon28431-039A01Norway2018
44Carlsen, Magnus2965Karjakin, Sergey28381/2-1/236A00Norway2018
45Karjakin, Sergey2778Topalov, Veselin27491-049C50Shamkir2018
46Radjabov, Teimour2748Karjakin, Sergey27781/2-1/240D47Shamkir2018
47Wojtaszek, Radoslaw2744Karjakin, Sergey27781/2-1/246E00Shamkir2018
48Karjakin, Sergey2778Carlsen, Magnus28431/2-1/230C89Shamkir2018
49Mamedov, Rauf2704Karjakin, Sergey27781/2-1/235B51Shamkir2018
50Karjakin, Sergey2778Navara, David27451/2-1/243B12Shamkir2018