Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#14 (active)
Russian Federation
#4 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2763 World #18 (active)
2889 World #2 (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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/255B32chess.com INT2017
2Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-136D90chess.com INT2017
3Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/250B07chess.com INT2017
4Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831-038C22chess.com INT2017
5Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27510-170A04chess.com INT2017
6Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-158B21chess.com INT2017
7Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-042A04chess.com INT2017
8Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831-043C22chess.com INT2017
9Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-027A89chess.com INT2017
10Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/236A48chess.com INT2017
11Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-131C44chess.com INT2017
12Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-059B35chess.com INT2017
13Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/226A28chess.com INT2017
14Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-039A48chess.com INT2017
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/235A28chess.com INT2017
16Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27510-150A45chess.com INT2017
17Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/243A28chess.com INT2017
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-124C45chess.com INT2017
19Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-062A89chess.com INT2017
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-136C50chess.com INT2017
21Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-032A48chess.com INT2017
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-150A22chess.com INT2017
23Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/265B84chess.com INT2017
24Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27830-143C65chess.com INT2017
25Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-052A04chess.com INT2017
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Karjakin, Sergey27831/2-1/227A29chess.com INT2017
27Karjakin, Sergey2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511-027A48chess.com INT2017
28Grachev, Boris2645Karjakin, Sergey27651-052E34Manavgat2017
29Karjakin, Sergey2765Yu, Yangyi27431/2-1/230C24Manavgat2017
30Guseinov, Gadir2647Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/230C67Antalya TUR2017
31Nikolovski, Nikola2420Karjakin, Sergey27650-127B23Manavgat2017
32Karjakin, Sergey2765Ragger, Markus26591-073C84Manavgat2017
33Erdos, Viktor2624Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/230A06Manavgat2017
34Karjakin, Sergey2765Johannesson, Oliver22731-025B48Manavgat2017
35Dubov, Daniil2666Karjakin, Sergey27801-031A29Tbilisi2017
36Karjakin, Sergey2780Dubov, Daniil26661/2-1/230B33Tbilisi2017
37Smirnov, Anton2371Karjakin, Sergey27590-162D41Tbilisi2017
38Karjakin, Sergey2759Smirnov, Anton23711-053C42Tbilisi2017
39Karjakin, Sergey2780Smirnov, Anton25081/2-1/221A07Tbilisi2017
40Smirnov, Anton2508Karjakin, Sergey27801/2-1/230E10Tbilisi2017
41Anand, Viswanathan2756Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/236C67Saint Louis2017
42Karjakin, Sergey2807Le, Quang Liem27471-055C50Saint Louis2017
43Nakamura, Hikaru2868Karjakin, Sergey28071-053A29Saint Louis2017
44Karjakin, Sergey2807Caruana, Fabiano28061-039A01Saint Louis2017
45Nepomniachtchi, Ian2787Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/252C50Saint Louis2017
46Karjakin, Sergey2807Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/243C84Saint Louis2017
47Karjakin, Sergey2807Navara, David27480-143B10Saint Louis2017
48Dominguez Perez, Leinier2796Karjakin, Sergey28070-133C65Saint Louis2017
49Karjakin, Sergey2807Kasparov, Garry28121-038A01Saint Louis2017
50Karjakin, Sergey2807Anand, Viswanathan27561-063B12Saint Louis2017