Karjakin, Sergey Age 30

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#17 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #34 (active)
2750 World #25 (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 
1Xu, Yinglun2555Karjakin, Sergey27540-129D38Moscow RUS2019
2Karjakin, Sergey2836Salem, A.R. Saleh26500-137B90Moscow2019
3Zhigalko, Sergei2678Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/257C88Moscow2019
4Aronian, Levon2698Karjakin, Sergey28361-031A06Moscow2019
5Karjakin, Sergey2836Sychev, Klementy26041-037C55Moscow2019
6Hansen, Eric2578Karjakin, Sergey28360-178C65Moscow2019
7Karjakin, Sergey2836Alekseev, Evgeny26201-070B46Moscow2019
8Shimanov, Aleksandr2630Karjakin, Sergey28361-070A45Moscow2019
9Karjakin, Sergey2836Fridman, Daniel26231-073C47Moscow2019
10Xu, Yinglun2452Karjakin, Sergey28360-130E10Moscow2019
11Khusnutdinov, R.2491Karjakin, Sergey27540-121A00Moscow RUS2019
12Karjakin, Sergey2754Petrosian, TL.26011/2-1/249B09Moscow RUS2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2836Savchenko, Boris26240-135B36Moscow2019
14Karjakin, Sergey2836Quparadze, Giga26430-1103B41Moscow2019
15Mamedov, Rauf2670Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/213C67Moscow2019
16Karjakin, Sergey2836Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27560-134C65Moscow2019
17Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2600Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/255C65Moscow2019
18Karjakin, Sergey2836Tomashevsky, Evgeny26241-051C65Moscow2019
19Artemiev, Vladislav2793Karjakin, Sergey28361-030A06Moscow2019
20Karjakin, Sergey2836Kramnik, Vladimir27481-057A01Moscow2019
21Khusnutdinov, Rustam2578Karjakin, Sergey28360-117A00Moscow2019
22Karjakin, Sergey2836Petrosian, Tigran L26091/2-1/249B06Moscow2019
23Bluebaum, Matthias2590Karjakin, Sergey28360-1142E46Moscow2019
24Karjakin, Sergey2836Nozdrachev, Vladislav25641-056C53Moscow2019
25Karjakin, Sergey2749Shimanov, Aleksandr26691/2-1/238B10Moscow2019
26Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2668Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/221E10Moscow2019
27Karjakin, Sergey2749Smirin, Ilia25840-147B41Moscow2019
28Karjakin, Sergey2749Ponkratov, Pavel26871/2-1/230C18Moscow2019
29Guseinov, Gadir2691Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/215C67Moscow2019
30Karjakin, Sergey2749Antipov, Mikhail Al.26361-032C53Moscow2019
31Grachev, Boris2606Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/242A06Moscow2019
32Karjakin, Sergey2749Popov, Ivan26071-040B56Moscow2019
33Amin, Bassem2610Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/217C67Moscow2019
34Karjakin, Sergey2749Kovalev, Vladislav25971-080C53Moscow2019
35Bartel, Mat2634Karjakin, Sergey27540-134A29Moscow RUS2019
36Alekseev, Evgeny2603Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/211C50Moscow2019
37Karjakin, Sergey2749Firouzja, Alireza26140-154B90Moscow2019
38Laznicka, Viktor2678Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/217E10Moscow2019
39Karjakin, Sergey2749Sasikiran, Krishnan26011-036C53Moscow2019
40Wei Yi2725Karjakin, Sergey27541/2-1/242B91Jerusalem ISR2019
41Karjakin, Sergey2754Wei Yi27250-158B12Jerusalem ISR2019
42Karjakin, Sergey2754Wei Yi27251-032C02Jerusalem ISR2019
43Wei, Yi2718Karjakin, Sergey27491/2-1/242B91Jerusalem2019
44Karjakin, Sergey2749Wei, Yi27180-158B12Jerusalem2019
45Wei Yi2725Karjakin, Sergey27541-038C22Jerusalem ISR2019
46Karjakin, Sergey2749Wei, Yi27181-032B12Jerusalem2019
47Wei, Yi2718Karjakin, Sergey27491-038C22Jerusalem2019
48Wei, Yi2725Karjakin, Sergey27541/2-1/240E51Jerusalem2019
49Wei Yi2725Karjakin, Sergey27541/2-1/240E51Jerusalem ISR2019
50Karjakin, Sergey2754Wei, Yi27251/2-1/28B10Jerusalem2019