Karjakin, Sergey Age 31

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Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#18 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2757 World #12 (active)
2657 World #69 (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 
1Karjakin, Sergey2758Tari, Aryan26421-046A01The Stavanger region2021
2Karjakin, Sergey2758Tari, Aryan26421/2-1/233E10The Stavanger region2021
3Carlsen, Magnus2855Karjakin, Sergey27581-053C65The Stavanger region2021
4Karjakin, Sergey2758Firouzja, Alireza27540-134B90The Stavanger region2021
5Rapport, Richard2760Karjakin, Sergey27581-059E21The Stavanger region2021
6Karjakin, Sergey2758Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-055C24The Stavanger region2021
7Karjakin, Sergey2758Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/229E10The Stavanger region2021
8Karjakin, Sergey2758Carlsen, Magnus28551-054B33The Stavanger region2021
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Karjakin, Sergey27581-037C67The Stavanger region2021
10Tari, Aryan2642Karjakin, Sergey27580-155C65The Stavanger region2021
11Tari, Aryan2642Karjakin, Sergey27581/2-1/230C67The Stavanger region2021
12Firouzja, Alireza2754Karjakin, Sergey27581/2-1/237C53The Stavanger region2021
13Firouzja, Alireza2754Karjakin, Sergey27581/2-1/237C53The Stavanger region2021
14Karjakin, Sergey2758Rapport, Richard27601/2-1/267B01The Stavanger region2021
15Karjakin, Sergey2758Rapport, Richard27601/2-1/247B48The Stavanger region2021
16Karjakin, Sergey2765Potkin, Vladimir24431/2-1/233A45Moscow2021
17Potkin, Vladimir2443Karjakin, Sergey27651-032D11Moscow2021
18Najer, Evgeniy2578Karjakin, Sergey27651-038A45Moscow2021
19Karjakin, Sergey2765Najer, Evgeniy25781-061A46Moscow2021
20Karjakin, Sergey2765Alekseenko, Kirill25800-130D00Moscow2021
21Alekseenko, Kirill2580Karjakin, Sergey27651-037B10Moscow2021
22Karjakin, Sergey2765Predke, Alexandr26420-131A46Moscow2021
23Predke, Alexandr2642Karjakin, Sergey27650-165A04Moscow2021
24Karpov, Anatoly2607Karjakin, Sergey27651-071E32Moscow2021
25Karjakin, Sergey2765Karpov, Anatoly26071/2-1/267A46Moscow2021
26Karjakin, Sergey2765Esipenko, Andrey25950-144A46Moscow2021
27Esipenko, Andrey2595Karjakin, Sergey27650-113B12Moscow2021
28Chigaev, Maksim2579Karjakin, Sergey27651-041B12Moscow2021
29Karjakin, Sergey2765Chigaev, Maksim25791-031A48Moscow2021
30Duda, Jan Krzysztof2738Karjakin, Sergey27571-030D41Sochi2021
31Karjakin, Sergey2757Duda, Jan Krzysztof27381/2-1/217E10Sochi2021
32Karjakin, Sergey2757Fedoseev, Vladimir26961-033C92Sochi2021
33Fedoseev, Vladimir2696Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/269D41Sochi2021
34Fedoseev, Vl32696Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/269D41Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
35Shankland, S.2709Karjakin, Sergey27570-150A15Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
36Shankland, Samuel L2609Karjakin, Sergey27090-151A15Sochi2021
37Karjakin, Sergey2709Shankland, Samuel L26091-035B90Sochi2021
38Karjakin, Sergey2709Shankland, Samuel L26091-040B90Sochi2021
39Shankland, Samuel L2609Karjakin, Sergey27091-045A15Sochi2021
40Karjakin, Sergey2757Shankland, Samuel L27091-036C00Sochi2021
41Shankland, Samuel L2709Karjakin, Sergey27571-058A20Sochi2021
42Vachier Lagrave, M.2749Karjakin, Sergey27570-131A45Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
43Karjakin, Sergey2757Vachier Lagrave, M.27491/2-1/291A34Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
44Karjakin, Sergey2757Vachier Lagrave, M.27491/2-1/237A34Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
45Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2831Karjakin, Sergey27090-131A45Sochi2021
46Karjakin, Sergey2709Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28311/2-1/291A05Sochi2021
47Vachier Lagrave, M.2749Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/239C67Krasnaya Polyana RUS2021
48Karjakin, Sergey2709Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28311/2-1/238A05Sochi2021
49Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2831Karjakin, Sergey27091/2-1/239C67Sochi2021
50Karjakin, Sergey2757Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27491/2-1/224D85Sochi2021