Karjakin, Sergey Age 31

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2709 World #32 (active)
2765 World #15 (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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1Karjakin, Sergey2757Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian26181-054A01chess24.com INT2021
2Aronian, Levon2781Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/252E15chess24.com INT2021
3Karjakin, Sergey2757Tari, Aryan26390-165C50chess24.com INT2021
4Radjabov, Teimour2765Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
5Karjakin, Sergey2757Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi27261-056B40chess24.com INT2021
6Dominguez Perez, Leinier2758Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/235C67chess24.com INT2021
7Karjakin, Sergey2757Le, Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
8Karjakin, Sergey2757Le Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
9Karjakin, Sergey2757Le Quang Liem27091/2-1/244C92chess24.com INT2021
10Jones, Gawain C B2670Karjakin, Sergey27570-136B12chess24.com INT2021
11Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2770Karjakin, Sergey27571-069C67chess24.com INT2021
12Karjakin, Sergey2757So, Wesley27700-140A45chess24.com INT2021
13Praggnanandhaa, R.2608Karjakin, Sergey27571-052E15chess24.com INT2021
14Karjakin, Sergey2757Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27291/2-1/269B81chess24.com INT2021
15Firouzja, Alireza2759Karjakin, Sergey27571-051D04chess24.com INT2021
16Karjakin, Sergey2757Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
17Carlsen, Magnus2847Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/266C65chess24.com INT2021
18Karjakin, Sergey2757Radjabov, Teimour27651-030B30chess24.com INT2021
19Giri, Anish2776Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/218C65chess24.com INT2021
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2789Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
21Karjakin, Sergey2757Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-128B29chess24.com INT2021
22Grandelius, Nils2670Karjakin, Sergey27570-146C84chess24.com INT2021
23Karjakin, Sergey2757Anton Guijarro, David26731-069A45chess24.com INT2021
24Carlsen, Magnus2847Karjakin, Sergey27571-040D61chess24.com INT2021
25Karjakin, Sergey2757Firouzja, Alireza27591-057B12chess24.com INT2021
26Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2758Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/237A45chess24.com INT2021
27Karjakin, Sergey2757Van Foreest, Jorden27011-061C11chess24.com INT2021
28Nakamura, Hikaru2736Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/214C67chess24.com INT2021
29Karjakin, Sergey2757Dubov, Daniil27101/2-1/213B60chess24.com INT2021
30Aronian, Levon2781Karjakin, Sergey27571-034D02chess24.com INT2021
31Karjakin, Sergey2757So, Wesley27700-154C50chess24.com INT2021
32Pichot, Alan2630Karjakin, Sergey27571/2-1/240C53chess24.com INT2021
33Leszko, Bence2321Karjakin, Sergey27520-120B08chess.com INT2020
34Atanasov, Anthony2144Karjakin, Sergey27521-039A40chess.com INT2020
35Karjakin, Sergey2752To, N.23531-037B90chess.com INT2020
36Ider, B.2489Karjakin, Sergey27521-060A04chess.com INT2020
37Karjakin, Sergey2752Landaw, J.23181-059C53chess.com INT2020
38Karjakin, Sergey2752Kane, J.22401/2-1/261C57chess.com INT2020
39Abdrlauf, Elham2338Karjakin, Sergey27521-074A00chess.com INT2020
40Karjakin, Sergey2752Bortnyk, Olexandr25980-134B04chess.com INT2020
41Karjakin, Sergey2752Lodici, Lorenzo24831-016C50chess.com INT2020
42Shahinyan, D.2452Karjakin, Sergey27520-135B23chess.com INT2020
43Karjakin, Sergey2752Zelbel, P.24481-047A06chess.com INT2020
44Dubov, Daniil2702Karjakin, Sergey27521-038C53Moscow2020
45Karjakin, Sergey2752Artemiev, Vladislav27111-051C75Moscow2020
46Fedoseev, Vladimir2674Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/240E25Moscow2020
47Karjakin, Sergey2752Svidler, Peter27231-038B96Moscow2020
48Nepomniachtchi, Ian2784Karjakin, Sergey27521-032E20Moscow2020
49Karjakin, Sergey2752Matlakov, Maxim26981-044E10Moscow2020
50Goganov, Aleksey2594Karjakin, Sergey27521/2-1/242E02Moscow2020