Nepomniachtchi, Ian Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#5 (active)
Russian Federation
#1 (active)
2792 - 01 May 2021
2821 World #3 (active)
2740 World #17 (active)
14 Jul 1990
Bryansk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Titles: International Master since 2004; Grandmaster since 2007.

Youth Championships: European U10 Champion in 2000,,European U12 Champion in 2001 and 2002, World U12 Champion in 2002, Russian U18 Champion in 2004, Russian Champion 2010, European Champion 2010.

World Championship cycles: World Cup 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and Grand Prix series 2017. In 2021 he won the Candidates tournament with 8.5/14 and will face Carlsen in the World Championship Match in November 2021.

Major tournament wins: Aeroflot Open in 2015, Hainan Danzhou GM Tournament in 2016. Tal Memorial in 2016, and Dortmund in 2018.

Other tournament wins: first at the Petrosian Memorial in 2003, Young Stars of the World in 2003 and 2007, and 9th Pyotr Ismalov Memorial Open in 2005,

Other major tournament results: 2nd at Corus Group C in 2007, =2nd at Dortmund in 2008, 2nd at the Capablanca Memorial in 2010, =2nd at the Capablanca Memorial in 2012, =2nd at the Moscow Open in 2013, =1st (2nd on count back) at the London Classic in 2017, and =2nd at the Karpov Poikovsky in 2018.

Olympiads: Individual bronze playing for Russia 2 at the Olympiads in 2010 and for Russia 1 in 2014.

National team results: Team gold for Russia in the European Team Championship in 2015, individual
gold playing for Russia in the World Team Championship in 2011, 2013
and 2017, team gold in Russia-China match in 2012.

Team results: team gold in the Russian Premier League in 2017, individual gold in the Russian Premier League in 2014 and 2016, team golds in the European Club Cup in 2006 (with the ShK Tomsk-400 club) and in 2017 (with the Globus club).

Rapid and Blitz tournaments wins: First at the Ordix Open in 2008, the Aeroflot Blitz Open in 2013 & 2015, the Yaroslav the Wise 2014 Tournament of Champions in 2014, Moscow Blitz Championship 2015 and the the Cup of the REGION Group of Companies 2018 Blitz.

Other major Rapid and Blitz tournament results: 2nd at the World Rapid Championship in 2013, =2nd at the World Blitz Championship in 2013, 2nd at the ACP Cup in 2013, =2nd at the World Rapid Championship in 2015, 2nd at the the Cup of the REGION Group of Companies Blitz in 2016, =1st at the Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup of the President of Kazakhstan in 2016, =1st (3rd on count back) at the World Rapid Championship in 2017 and 3rd at the Tal Memorial Blitz in 2018.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Salem, A.R. Saleh26421/2-1/240B30Warsaw2021
2Carlsen, Magnus2892Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-043A07Warsaw2021
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sindarov, Javokhir24520-148C80Warsaw2021
4Giri, Anish2778Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/243E10Warsaw2021
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Erigaisi Arjun27651/2-1/225C36Warsaw2021
6Artemiev, Vladislav2830Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/238A07Warsaw2021
7Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Aronian, Levon27401/2-1/228C78Warsaw2021
8Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Grischuk, Alexander27571-035C67Warsaw2021
9Kravtsiv, Martyn2638Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/225C47Warsaw2021
10Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Fedoseev, Vladimir26901/2-1/212C67Warsaw2021
11Sarana, Alexey2672Nepomniachtchi, Ian27920-141E49Warsaw2021
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Zvjaginsev, Vadim26341-032B30Warsaw2021
13Muradli, Mahammad2571Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/245A16Warsaw2021
14Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Svane, Rasmus26431/2-1/275B12Warsaw2021
15Amin, Bassem2617Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/220A07Warsaw2021
16Ivic, Velimir2575Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/217C43Warsaw2021
17Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sanal, Vahap24991-034C34Warsaw2021
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sjugirov, Sanan25891-072C31Warsaw2021
19Volokitin, Andrei2547Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/223C43Warsaw2021
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Saric, Ivan25431-057B90Warsaw2021
21Ponkratov, Pavel2546Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/244C29Warsaw2021
22Caruana, Fabiano2770Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/26C48Warsaw2021
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/214C67Warsaw2021
24Carlsen, Magnus2842Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/237E10Warsaw2021
25Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2686Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-056A16Warsaw 2021
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Abdusattorov, Nodirbek26861/2-1/254C80Warsaw 2021
27Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Grischuk, Alexander27631-039C07Warsaw2021
28Gareyev, Timur2578Nepomniachtchi, Ian27980-135A05Warsaw2021
29Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Gelfand, Boris26481/2-1/217B30Warsaw2021
30Jobava, Baadur2679Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/242E32Warsaw2021
31Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Duda, Jan Krzysztof28011-033C88Warsaw2021
32Korobov, Anton2689Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/217E10Warsaw2021
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Abdusattorov, Nodirbek25931/2-1/233C80Warsaw2021
34Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2629Nepomniachtchi, Ian27980-155E10Warsaw2021
35Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Socko B25621-046B18Warsaw2021
36Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios2534Nepomniachtchi, Ian27980-138C17Warsaw2021
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28550-149C55Dubai2021
38Carlsen, Magnus2855Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821/2-1/241C42Dubai2021
39Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28550-139A13Dubai2021
40Carlsen, Magnus2855Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821-046C43Dubai2021
41Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/241C88Dubai2021
42Carlsen, Magnus2855Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821-0136A46Dubai2021
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/243C88Dubai2021
44Carlsen, Magnus2855Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821/2-1/233C42Dubai2021
45Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/241C88Dubai2021
46Carlsen, Magnus2855Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821/2-1/258E10Dubai2021
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/245C88Dubai2021
48Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Carlsen, Magnus28550-156C28The Stavanger region2021
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Carlsen, Magnus28551/2-1/233C53The Stavanger region2021
50Rapport, Richard2760Nepomniachtchi, Ian27920-149A06The Stavanger region2021