Karjakin, Sergey Age 28

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
Russian Federation
#4 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2774 World #11 (active)
2759 World #18 (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).

Please wait...

This chart shows data only for when the player was actually in the top 100. Every chart point has info that can be seen by placing your cursor on it. Click on the chart to compare the player with any other player who has ever been in the top 100.

Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1So, Wesley2771Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/252A16Kolkata2018
2So, Wesley2765Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/252A28Kolkata2018
3Karjakin, Sergey2753Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/256C84Kolkata2018
4Harikrishna, Pentala2706Karjakin, Sergey28360-151B10Kolkata2018
5Karjakin, Sergey2836Nakamura, Hikaru28930-155C65Kolkata2018
6Praggnanandhaa R2366Karjakin, Sergey28360-157A07Kolkata2018
7Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu2530Karjakin, Sergey27530-157A07Kolkata2018
8Karjakin, Sergey2836Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27270-155A01Kolkata2018
9Anand, Viswanathan2786Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/253B19Kolkata2018
10Anand, Viswanathan2773Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/253B19Kolkata2018
11Karjakin, Sergey2836Ganguly, Surya Shekhar25471/2-1/250A06Kolkata2018
12Karjakin, Sergey2836Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28081/2-1/273B12Kolkata2018
13Karjakin, Sergey2836So, Wesley27710-146C88Kolkata2018
14Aronian, Levon2854Karjakin, Sergey28361-082B13Kolkata2018
15Karjakin, Sergey2836Harikrishna, Pentala27061/2-1/2115C65Kolkata2018
16Nakamura, Hikaru2893Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/232A06Kolkata2018
17Karjakin, Sergey2836Praggnanandhaa R23660-171B10Kolkata2018
18Karjakin, Sergey2753Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu25300-171B13Kolkata2018
19Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2727Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/224A46Kolkata2018
20Karjakin, Sergey2836Anand, Viswanathan27861-043C65Kolkata2018
21Ganguly, Surya Shekhar2547Karjakin, Sergey28361-067C84Kolkata2018
22Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2808Karjakin, Sergey28361/2-1/228E10Kolkata2018
23Karjakin, Sergey2792Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/217C67Kolkata2018
24Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2794Karjakin, Sergey27921-048E20Kolkata2018
25Karjakin, Sergey2792Harikrishna, Pentala27431-053C65Kolkata2018
26Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2660Karjakin, Sergey27921-064A46Kolkata2018
27Karjakin, Sergey2792Aronian, Levon28021/2-1/264C67Kolkata2018
28Ganguly, Surya Shekhar2608Karjakin, Sergey27920-142C53Kolkata2018
29So, Wesley2808Karjakin, Sergey27921/2-1/261C65Kolkata2018
30Karjakin, Sergey2792Anand, Viswanathan27371/2-1/231C50Kolkata2018
31Nihal Sarin2127Karjakin, Sergey27921/2-1/241B10Kolkata2018
32Nihal, Sarin2576Karjakin, Sergey27531/2-1/241B10Kolkata2018
33Fridman, Daniel2600Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/233E36Douglas2018
34Karjakin, Sergey2760Sethuraman, SP.26731/2-1/243C65Douglas2018
35Parligras, Mircea Emilian2623Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/291E37Douglas2018
36Karjakin, Sergey2760Sevian, Samuel26341-092C88Douglas2018
37Short, Nigel D2652Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/222B23Douglas2018
38Short, Nigel D2652Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/223B23Douglas2018
39Karjakin, Sergey2760Lomasov, Semyon25401-037C11Douglas2018
40Paehtz, Elisabeth2513Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/231B18Douglas2018
41Karjakin, Sergey2760Soumya, Swaminathan24231-036B31Douglas2018
42Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2780Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/232C67Batumi2018
43Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2780Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/232C67Batumi2018
44Karjakin, Sergey2760Adams, Michael27121/2-1/254C67Batumi2018
45Vocaturo, Daniele2615Karjakin, Sergey27600-143C53Batumi2018
46Karjakin, Sergey2760Kovalev, Vladislav26641/2-1/237C95Batumi2018
47Popovic, Dusan2517Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/225B92Batumi2018
48Popovic, Dusan2517Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/224B92Batumi2018
49Karjakin, Sergey2760Cordova, Emilio26091-065B30Batumi2018
50Duda, Jan Krzysztof2739Karjakin, Sergey27601/2-1/237E35Batumi2018