Karjakin, Sergey Age 34


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Title
Grandmaster
Live Rating
2750.0
Live Rank
#13
FIDE Rating
2750
World Rank
#12
FIDE Peak Rating
2788 - Jul 2011 (Age 21)
FIDE Peak Rank
#4 (2788) - Jul 2011 (Age 21)
Rapid
2724 World #17, Peak 2830 (Aug 2012)
Blitz
2646 World #60, Peak 2906 (Jan 2013)
Born
12 Jan 1990
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
FIDE ID 14109603
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Active Years:
2000 - 2024
Total Games:
3189
Wins:
1167 (37%)
Losses:
595 (18%)
Draws:
1427 (45%)
Total score:
60%
Performance :
Performance for the last active 12 months:
2722
White:
B90 Sicilian Defense (83 games)
B12 Caro-Kann Defense (61 games)
C67 Ruy Lopez (59 games)
Black:
C67 Ruy Lopez (77 games)
E15 Queen's Indian Defense (71 games)
B90 Sicilian Defense (61 games)

In 2002, Sergei Alexandrovich Karjakin gained the grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, which stood for 19 years as the youngest age at which a person had become a GM until Mishra in 2021 beat that record by slightly over two months. Karjakin remains the second youngest player to have won the GM title despite several other players achieving that feat while aged 12.

Winner of the World U12 Championship 2001, the World Cup 2015 and the Candidates Tournament of 2016. Karjakin challenged Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship in November 2016. He led by +1 after winning game 8 of the 12-game classical portion of the match before Carlsen equalised in game 10 and then won by 3-1 in the rapid tiebreaker.

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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Games

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteDate 
1Radjabov, Teimour2723Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/215Moscow19 Dec 2023
2Karjakin, Sergey2750Goryachkina, Aleksandra25531-043Moscow19 Dec 2023
3Grischuk, Alexander2732Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/230Moscow19 Dec 2023
4Karjakin, Sergey2750Tomashevsky, Evgeny26811/2-1/223Moscow19 Dec 2023
5Artemiev, Vladislav2711Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/255Moscow19 Dec 2023
6Karjakin, Sergey2750Inarkiev, Ernesto26581-044Moscow19 Dec 2023
7Lagno, Kateryna2542Karjakin, Sergey27500-148Moscow19 Dec 2023
8Karjakin, Sergey2750Sadhwani, Raunak26541-036Moscow19 Dec 2023
9Vallejo Pons, Francisco2667Karjakin, Sergey27501-029Moscow19 Dec 2023
10Karjakin, Sergey2750Radjabov, Teimour27230-152Moscow18 Dec 2023
11Goryachkina, Aleksandra2553Karjakin, Sergey27500-169Moscow18 Dec 2023
12Karjakin, Sergey2750Grischuk, Alexander27321/2-1/245Moscow18 Dec 2023
13Tomashevsky, Evgeny2681Karjakin, Sergey27501-047Moscow18 Dec 2023
14Karjakin, Sergey2750Artemiev, Vladislav27110-136Moscow18 Dec 2023
15Inarkiev, Ernesto2658Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/288Moscow18 Dec 2023
16Karjakin, Sergey2750Lagno, Kateryna25421-044Moscow18 Dec 2023
17Sadhwani, Raunak2654Karjakin, Sergey27501-044Moscow18 Dec 2023
18Karjakin, Sergey2750Vallejo Pons, Francisco26671/2-1/229Moscow18 Dec 2023
19Karjakin, Sergey2750Radjabov, Teimour27231/2-1/230Moscow16 Dec 2023
20Goryachkina, Aleksandra2553Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/245Moscow16 Dec 2023
21Karjakin, Sergey2750Grischuk, Alexander27321/2-1/28Moscow16 Dec 2023
22Tomashevsky, Evgeny2681Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/224Moscow15 Dec 2023
23Karjakin, Sergey2750Artemiev, Vladislav27111/2-1/232Moscow15 Dec 2023
24Inarkiev, Ernesto2658Karjakin, Sergey27500-143Moscow15 Dec 2023
25Karjakin, Sergey2750Lagno, Kateryna25421-066Moscow14 Dec 2023
26Sadhwani, Raunak2654Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/252Moscow14 Dec 2023
27Karjakin, Sergey2750Vallejo Pons, Francisco26670-152Moscow14 Dec 2023
28Artemiev, Vladislav2714Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/226Moscow3 Dec 2023
29Karjakin, Sergey2750Lagno, Kateryna25421-045Moscow3 Dec 2023
30Inarkiev, Ernesto2658Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/29Moscow3 Dec 2023
31Karjakin, Sergey2750Dreev, Alexey26061/2-1/228Moscow3 Dec 2023
32Goryachkina, Aleksandra2567Karjakin, Sergey27501-040Moscow2 Dec 2023
33Karjakin, Sergey2750Grischuk, Alexander27321-036Moscow2 Dec 2023
34Karjakin, Sergey2750Tomashevsky, Evgeny26811/2-1/224Moscow2 Dec 2023
35Karjakin, Sergey2750Artemiev, Vladislav27141/2-1/232Moscow2 Dec 2023
36Lagno, Kateryna2542Karjakin, Sergey27500-132Moscow2 Dec 2023
37Karjakin, Sergey2750Inarkiev, Ernesto26581-055Moscow1 Dec 2023
38Dreev, Alexey2606Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/218Moscow1 Dec 2023
39Karjakin, Sergey2750Goryachkina, Aleksandra25671-060Moscow1 Dec 2023
40Grischuk, Alexander2732Karjakin, Sergey27500-137Moscow1 Dec 2023
41Tomashevsky, Evgeny2681Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/217Moscow1 Dec 2023
42Grischuk, Alexander2736Karjakin, Sergey27500-148Moscow23 Jul 2023
43Karjakin, Sergey2750Grischuk, Alexander27361/2-1/231Moscow23 Jul 2023
44Grischuk, Alexander2736Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/221Moscow23 Jul 2023
45Karjakin, Sergey2750Tomashevsky, Evgeny26940-151Moscow22 Jul 2023
46Grischuk, Alexander2736Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/249Moscow22 Jul 2023
47Artemiev, Vladislav2698Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/230Moscow22 Jul 2023
48Tomashevsky, Evgeny2694Karjakin, Sergey27501-034Moscow21 Jul 2023
49Karjakin, Sergey2750Grischuk, Alexander27361/2-1/213Moscow21 Jul 2023
50Karjakin, Sergey2750Artemiev, Vladislav26981-031Moscow21 Jul 2023