Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2792 World #8 (active)
2836 World #7 (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 
1Paehtz, Elisabeth2513Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/231B18Douglas2018
2Karjakin, Sergey2760Soumya, Swaminathan24231-036B31Douglas2018
3Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2780Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/232C67Batumi2018
4Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2780Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/232C67Batumi2018
5Karjakin, Sergey2760Adams, Michael27121/2-1/254C67Batumi2018
6Vocaturo, Daniele2615Karjakin, Sergey27600-143C53Batumi2018
7Karjakin, Sergey2760Kovalev, Vladislav26641/2-1/237C95Batumi2018
8Popovic, Dusan2517Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/225B92Batumi2018
9Popovic, Dusan2517Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/224B92Batumi2018
10Karjakin, Sergey2760Cordova, Emilio26091-065B30Batumi2018
11Duda, Jan Krzysztof2739Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/237E35Batumi2018
12Paichadze, Luka2564Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/234C47Batumi2018
13Karjakin, Sergey2760Baburin, Alexander24521/2-1/256B04Batumi2018
14Karjakin, Sergey2760Baburin, Alexander24521/2-1/257B04Batumi2018
15Ssegwanyi, Arthur2347Karjakin, Sergey27600-131B14Batumi2018
16Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27730-172C67chess.com INT2018
17Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27370-170C11chess.com INT2018
18Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-045C95chess.com INT2018
19Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-061C11chess.com INT2018
20Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/273C68chess.com INT2018
21Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27370-157C11chess.com INT2018
22Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-050C67chess.com INT2018
23Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27370-193D02chess.com INT2018
24Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/251D60chess.com INT2018
25Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-073A13chess.com INT2018
26Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-043C19chess.com INT2018
27Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-019D45chess.com INT2018
28Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-046B29chess.com INT2018
29Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-058C67chess.com INT2018
30Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-057B29chess.com INT2018
31Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-065C67chess.com INT2018
32Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-067A45chess.com INT2018
33Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27730-164C68chess.com INT2018
34Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-033A06chess.com INT2018
35Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-052B90chess.com INT2018
36Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371/2-1/235B52chess.com INT2018
37Duda, Jan Krzysztof2737Karjakin, Sergey27731-062C67chess.com INT2018
38Karjakin, Sergey2773Duda, Jan Krzysztof27371-064B92chess.com INT2018
39Karjakin, Sergey2773Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/2119D86Saint Louis2018
40Karjakin, Sergey2773Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/2119D87Saint Louis2018
41Nakamura, Hikaru2777Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/242E10Saint Louis2018
42Karjakin, Sergey2773Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28011/2-1/256B90Saint Louis2018
43Caruana, Fabiano2822Karjakin, Sergey27731-030E20Saint Louis2018
44Karjakin, Sergey2773Grischuk, Alexander27661/2-1/240C67Saint Louis2018
45So, Wesley2780Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/248A16Saint Louis2018
46Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27681/2-1/237C80Saint Louis2018
47Carlsen, Magnus2842Karjakin, Sergey27731-088A13Saint Louis2018
48Aronian, Levon2767Karjakin, Sergey27731-069C67Saint Louis2018
49So, Wesley2800Karjakin, Sergey28980-163A06Saint Louis2018
50So, Wesley2780Karjakin, Sergey27730-163A06Saint Louis2018