Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#10 (active)
Russian Federation
#2 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2793 World #8 (active)
2898 World #3 (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 
1So, Wesley2780Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/248A16Saint Louis2018
2Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/237C80Saint Louis2018
3Carlsen, Magnus2842Karjakin, Sergey27731-088A13Saint Louis2018
4Aronian, Levon2767Karjakin, Sergey27731-069C67Saint Louis2018
5So, Wesley2800Karjakin, Sergey28980-163A06Saint Louis2018
6So, Wesley2780Karjakin, Sergey27730-163A06Saint Louis2018
7Karjakin, Sergey2898Caruana, Fabiano27090-131D12Saint Louis2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2898Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28781/2-1/245A04Saint Louis2018
9Karjakin, Sergey2773Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/245B13Saint Louis2018
10Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2795Karjakin, Sergey28981-029A15Saint Louis2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2898Aronian, Levon28711-090A00Saint Louis2018
12Dominguez Perez, Leinier2687Karjakin, Sergey28981/2-1/237A46Saint Louis2018
13Karjakin, Sergey2898Grischuk, Alexander28310-150A48Saint Louis2018
14Anand, Viswanathan2812Karjakin, Sergey28981/2-1/241B90Saint Louis2018
15Karjakin, Sergey2898Nakamura, Hikaru29131-079C67Saint Louis2018
16Karjakin, Sergey2898So, Wesley28000-167A01Saint Louis2018
17Caruana, Fabiano2709Karjakin, Sergey28981-025A16Saint Louis2018
18Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2878Karjakin, Sergey28981-049C53Saint Louis2018
19Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2779Karjakin, Sergey27731-049C54Saint Louis2018
20Karjakin, Sergey2898Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27950-150B12Saint Louis2018
21Aronian, Levon2871Karjakin, Sergey28981/2-1/253C50Saint Louis2018
22Karjakin, Sergey2898Dominguez Perez, Leinier26871/2-1/217C53Saint Louis2018
23Grischuk, Alexander2831Karjakin, Sergey28981/2-1/269C44Saint Louis2018
24Karjakin, Sergey2898Anand, Viswanathan28121-047C53Saint Louis2018
25Nakamura, Hikaru2913Karjakin, Sergey28980-177A05Saint Louis2018
26Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2798Karjakin, Sergey27931/2-1/237C67Saint Louis2018
27Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2779Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/237C67Saint Louis2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2793Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/227E10Saint Louis2018
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2754Karjakin, Sergey27931-028A15Saint Louis2018
30Karjakin, Sergey2793Caruana, Fabiano27381/2-1/248E10Saint Louis2018
31Grischuk, Alexander2751Karjakin, Sergey27931/2-1/233D39Saint Louis2018
32Karjakin, Sergey2793So, Wesley28521/2-1/244C50Saint Louis2018
33Anand, Viswanathan2758Karjakin, Sergey27931/2-1/229C65Saint Louis2018
34Karjakin, Sergey2793Dominguez Perez, Leinier28261-028A13Saint Louis2018
35Karjakin, Sergey2793Aronian, Levon28061/2-1/251A05Saint Louis2018
36Karjakin, Sergey2816Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27571/2-1/214B29Paris2018
37Aronian, Levon2809Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/260C50Paris2018
38Karjakin, Sergey2816Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28370-181A48Paris2018
39Anand, Viswanathan2817Karjakin, Sergey28161-031C84Paris2018
40Karjakin, Sergey2816Caruana, Fabiano28181/2-1/2115B41Paris2018
41So, Wesley2856Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/244C65Paris2018
42Karjakin, Sergey2816Kramnik, Vladimir27931-069C65Paris2018
43Grischuk, Alexander2831Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/248E10Paris2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2878Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/248E10Paris2018
45Mamedyarov, S.2808Karjakin, Sergey27821-073D37Paris2018
46Karjakin, Sergey2816Aronian, Levon28091-047C84Paris2018
47Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru28781/2-1/239C67Paris2018
48Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2837Karjakin, Sergey28161-082E10Paris2018
49Karjakin, Sergey2782Anand, V.27591-035C65Paris2018
50Caruana, Fabiano2818Karjakin, Sergey28160-144C46Paris2018