Karjakin, Sergey Age 29

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
Russian Federation
#5 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2781 World #11 (active)
2816 World #5 (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 
1Grischuk, Alexander2772Karjakin, Sergey27521-052E10Moscow2019
2Karjakin, Sergey2752Grischuk, Alexander27721/2-1/214D45Moscow2019
3Ding Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27521-044A28Abidjan CIV2019
4Karjakin, Sergey2752Vachier Lagrave, M.27801-059B90Abidjan CIV2019
5Karjakin, Sergey2752Wei Yi27361-023D02Abidjan CIV2019
6Ding, Liren2773Karjakin, Sergey28161-044A16Abidjan2019
7Karjakin, Sergey2816Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-059B90Abidjan2019
8Amin, Bassem2662Karjakin, Sergey28160-159B51Abidjan2019
9Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/272A16Abidjan2019
10Carlsen, Magnus2954Karjakin, Sergey28161-068A16Abidjan2019
11Karjakin, Sergey2816So, Wesley27441/2-1/271A06Abidjan2019
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2778Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/232C67Abidjan2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2816Wei, Yi26411-023A06Abidjan2019
14Karjakin, Sergey2816Topalov, Veselin26821-018C67Abidjan2019
15Karjakin, Sergey2752Ding Liren28050-141C77Abidjan CIV2019
16Vachier Lagrave, M.2780Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/274A29Abidjan CIV2019
17Karjakin, Sergey2752Amin, B.27041-097A01Abidjan CIV2019
18Wei Yi2736Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/222E00Abidjan CIV2019
19Topalov, V.2740Karjakin, Sergey27521-054A28Abidjan CIV2019
20Karjakin, Sergey2816Ding, Liren27730-141C77Abidjan2019
21Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/274A29Abidjan2019
22Karjakin, Sergey2816Amin, Bassem26621-097A01Abidjan2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2934Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/293C65Abidjan2019
24Karjakin, Sergey2816Carlsen, Magnus29540-166B30Abidjan2019
25So, Wesley2744Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/235B90Abidjan2019
26Karjakin, Sergey2816Nepomniachtchi, Ian27781-043A48Abidjan2019
27Wei, Yi2641Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/222E00Abidjan2019
28Topalov, Veselin2682Karjakin, Sergey28161-055A16Abidjan2019
29Karjakin, Sergey2752Wei Yi27361/2-1/234D26Abidjan CIV2019
30Ding Liren2805Karjakin, Sergey27521-032E00Abidjan CIV2019
31So, Wesley2801Karjakin, Sergey27811-051C65Abidjan2019
32Karjakin, Sergey2781Wei, Yi26981/2-1/234D26Abidjan2019
33Ding, Liren2760Karjakin, Sergey27811-032E00Abidjan2019
34Karjakin, Sergey2781Amin, Bassem26171/2-1/250C84Abidjan2019
35Topalov, Veselin2781Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/230E10Abidjan2019
36Karjakin, Sergey2781Carlsen, Magnus28690-135B30Abidjan2019
37Karjakin, Sergey2752Vachier Lagrave, M.27801/2-1/237B90Abidjan CIV2019
38Karjakin, Sergey2781Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28001/2-1/237B90Abidjan2019
39Nakamura, Hikaru2824Karjakin, Sergey27811/2-1/2103C65Abidjan2019
40Karjakin, Sergey2781Nepomniachtchi, Ian27851/2-1/230B96Abidjan2019
41Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2790Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/227E10Shamkir2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2743Carlsen, Magnus28450-139B33Shamkir2019
43Navara, David2733Karjakin, Sergey27431/2-1/240A15Shamkir2019
44Karjakin, Sergey2753Anand, Viswanathan27791-052E10Shamkir2019
45Radjabov, Teimour2756Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/241A05Shamkir2019
46Karjakin, Sergey2743Grischuk, Alexander27711/2-1/232A07Shamkir2019
47Karjakin, Sergey2743Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/232C53Shamkir2019
48Giri, Anish2797Karjakin, Sergey27530-134C53Shamkir2019
49Karjakin, Sergey2753Ding Liren28121/2-1/224C50Shamkir AZE2019
50Karjakin, Sergey2753Ding, Liren28121/2-1/224C55Shamkir2019