Karjakin, Sergey Age 30

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#17 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #31 (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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2752Sjugirov, S.26751-032A01chess.com INT2020
2Harsha, B.2509Karjakin, Sergey27520-140E15chess.com INT2020
3Karjakin, Sergey2752Seo, Jung Min24551-019A00chess.com INT2020
4Cordova, E.2592Karjakin, Sergey27521-053D02chess.com INT2020
5Karjakin, Sergey2752Djordjevic, Vu23471-029A08chess.com INT2020
6Muradli, Mahammad2449Karjakin, Sergey27520-147E11chess.com INT2020
7Karjakin, Sergey2752Machidon, Cristi22611-016B10chess.com INT2020
8Avramidou, Anastasia2238Karjakin, Sergey27520-148D10chess.com INT2020
9Karjakin, Sergey2752Chitlange, Sakshi21671-017B10chess.com INT2020
10Dubov, Daniil2770Karjakin, Sergey27091-039A53chess24.com INT2020
11Karjakin, Sergey2709Dubov, Daniil27700-143C41chess24.com INT2020
12Dubov, Daniil2770Karjakin, Sergey27091-030D37chess24.com INT2020
13Dubov, Daniil2770Karjakin, Sergey27090-152D55chess24.com INT2020
14Dubov, Daniil2770Karjakin, Sergey27090-150A53chess24.com INT2020
15Karjakin, Sergey2709Dubov, Daniil27700-128B01chess24.com INT2020
16Dubov, Daniil2770Karjakin, Sergey27091-093E06chess24.com INT2020
17Karjakin, Sergey2709Dubov, Daniil27701-069B00chess24.com INT2020
18Dubov, Daniil2998Karjakin, Sergey15001-094A53chess24.com INT2020
19Karjakin, Sergey1500Dubov, Daniil15000-121C55chess24.com INT2020
20Dubov, Daniil1500Karjakin, Sergey15001-072E06chess24.com INT2020
21Karjakin, Sergey2752Ding, Liren27911/2-1/233C67chess24.com INT2020
22Aronian, Levon2773Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/241A29chess24.com INT2020
23Karjakin, Sergey2752Carlsen, Magnus28161/2-1/258B81chess24.com INT2020
24Firouzja, Alireza2728Karjakin, Sergey27520-145D37chess24.com INT2020
25Karjakin, Sergey2752Dubov, Daniil26991/2-1/227C41chess24.com INT2020
26Grischuk, Alexander2777Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/245D37chess24.com INT2020
27So, Wesley2770Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/240C65chess24.com INT2020
28Karjakin, Sergey2752Duda, Jan Krzysztof27531-055B97chess24.com INT2020
29Wei, Yi2732Karjakin, Sergey27520-141C67chess24.com INT2020
30Karjakin, Sergey2752Yu, Yangyi27091-042D02chess24.com INT2020
31Nakamura, Hikaru2736Karjakin, Sergey27521-034A28chess24.com INT2020
32Harikrishna, Pentala2719Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/236C67chess.com INT2020
33Karjakin, Sergey2752Firouzja, Alireza27280-139B12chess.com INT2020
34Karjakin, Sergey2752Predojevic, B.26011-053C41chess.com INT2020
35Quesada Perez, Yu2598Karjakin, Sergey27521-045C65chess.com INT2020
36Fedoseev, Vl32678Karjakin, Sergey27521-043C65chess.com INT2020
37Karjakin, Sergey2752Xiong, Jeffery27091-043B46chess.com INT2020
38Karjakin, Sergey2752Sevian, Samuel26601/2-1/286B12chess.com INT2020
39Nihal, Sarin2620Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/233C65chess.com INT2020
40Le Tuan Minh2501Karjakin, Sergey27520-170D02chess.com INT2020
41Karjakin, Sergey2752Pichot, A.26301-045C53chess.com INT2020
42Lenderman, A.2634Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/241A13chess.com INT2020
43Karjakin, Sergey2752He, Anthony23371-035B69chess.com INT2020
44Divya, Deshmukh2305Karjakin, Sergey27520-147B96chess.com INT2020
45Karjakin, Sergey2752Wei, Yi27321/2-1/230C80chess.com INT2020
46Karjakin, Sergey2752Wei, Yi27321/2-1/230C80chess.com INT2020
47So, Wesley2770Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/275C65chess.com INT2020
48Karjakin, Sergey2752Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27531/2-1/233B90chess.com INT2020
49Adhiban, Baskaran2659Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/221D37chess.com INT2020
50Karjakin, Sergey2752Cori, Jorge26521-038B47chess.com INT2020