Nepomniachtchi, Ian Age 32


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#3 (active)
Russian Federation
#0 (active)
2793 - 01 Oct 2022
2766 World #8 (active)
2781 World #9 (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 
1Firouzja, Alireza2732Nepomniachtchi, Ian27791-034A15Saint Louis2022
2Nepomniachtchi, Ian2779Firouzja, Alireza27321/2-1/270E10Saint Louis2022
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Niemann, Hans Moke26881/2-1/254A21Saint Louis2022
4Aronian, Levon2759Nepomniachtchi, Ian27920-152C42Saint Louis2022
5Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2757Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/234E32Saint Louis2022
6Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Caruana, Fabiano27581/2-1/253B40Saint Louis2022
7Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2757Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/233C43Saint Louis2022
8Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792So, Wesley27711/2-1/225E10Saint Louis2022
9Dominguez Perez, Leinier2745Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/242B90Saint Louis2022
10Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Firouzja, Alireza27781-050E04Saint Louis2022
11Carlsen, Magnus2861Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-043E10Saint Louis2022
12Aronian, Levon2850Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/228A45Saint Louis2022
13Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Nakamura, Hikaru28500-171C36Saint Louis2022
14Xiong, Jeffery2714Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/251B40Saint Louis2022
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Caruana, Fabiano28471/2-1/252C35Saint Louis2022
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Dominguez Perez, Leinier27080-142D20Saint Louis2022
17Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2812Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/255C42Saint Louis2022
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27101/2-1/243D06Saint Louis2022
19Shankland, Samuel L2645Nepomniachtchi, Ian27910-132E04Saint Louis2022
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Firouzja, Alireza27951/2-1/249E04Saint Louis2022
21Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Aronian, Levon28500-136A16Saint Louis2022
22Nakamura, Hikaru2850Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/243A20Saint Louis2022
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Xiong, Jeffery27141-039A30Saint Louis2022
24Caruana, Fabiano2847Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/262C42Saint Louis2022
25Dominguez Perez, Leinier2708Nepomniachtchi, Ian27910-131B46Saint Louis2022
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28121/2-1/248D86Saint Louis2022
27Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2710Nepomniachtchi, Ian27910-182D41Saint Louis2022
28Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Shankland, Samuel L26451/2-1/286A13Saint Louis2022
29Firouzja, Alireza2795Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911-033A20Saint Louis2022
30Aronian, Levon2728Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/247A46Saint Louis2022
31Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Shankland, Samuel L26160-164E10Saint Louis2022
32Firouzja, Alireza2704Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/246D40Saint Louis2022
33Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Nakamura, Hikaru28371/2-1/239E10Saint Louis2022
34Dominguez Perez, Leinier2705Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/259C42Saint Louis2022
35Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar26951-039E10Saint Louis2022
36Caruana, Fabiano2766Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/287E41Saint Louis2022
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27631/2-1/254D86Saint Louis2022
38Xiong, Jeffery2725Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/258D41Saint Louis2022
39Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740So, Wesley27631-036A15Zagreb2022
40Topalov, Veselin2667Nepomniachtchi, Ian27401/2-1/270C42Zagreb2022
41Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740Van Foreest, Jorden26091-034A15Zagreb2022
42Van Foreest, Jorden2609Nepomniachtchi, Ian27401-034A15Zagreb2022
43Carlsen, Magnus2828Nepomniachtchi, Ian27401-050B23Zagreb2022
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740Firouzja, Alireza27910-129C55Zagreb2022
45Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2778Nepomniachtchi, Ian27400-149D40Zagreb2022
46Saric, Ivan2550Nepomniachtchi, Ian27400-163C42Zagreb2022
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27840-136A07Zagreb2022
48Dominguez Perez, Leinier2729Nepomniachtchi, Ian27400-162C42Zagreb2022
49So, Wesley2763Nepomniachtchi, Ian27401/2-1/249E32Zagreb2022
50Nepomniachtchi, Ian2740Topalov, Veselin26671-045C34Zagreb2022