Nepomniachtchi, Ian Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (active)
Russian Federation
#0 (active)
2792 - 01 May 2021
2821 World #3 (active)
2740 World #16 (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, Alireza2793Nepomniachtchi, Ian27660-135C42Madrid2022
2Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Radjabov, Teimour27531/2-1/237E10Madrid2022
3Caruana, Fabiano2783Nepomniachtchi, Ian27661/2-1/240C42Madrid2022
4Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Ding, Liren28061/2-1/238C47Madrid2022
5Rapport, Richard2764Nepomniachtchi, Ian27660-143C42Madrid2022
6Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Duda, Jan Krzysztof27501-035A07Madrid2022
7Nakamura, Hikaru2760Nepomniachtchi, Ian27661/2-1/234C42Madrid2022
8Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Firouzja, Alireza27931-039B90Madrid2022
9Radjabov, Teimour2753Nepomniachtchi, Ian27661/2-1/230E04Madrid2022
10Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Caruana, Fabiano27831/2-1/233C55Madrid2022
11Ding, Liren2806Nepomniachtchi, Ian27660-132A20Madrid2022
12Rapport, Richard2776Nepomniachtchi, Ian27731/2-1/242E32Bucharest2022
13Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Aronian, Levon27651/2-1/285C53Bucharest2022
14Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27700-156C50Bucharest2022
15Caruana, Fabiano2786Nepomniachtchi, Ian27731/2-1/240C42Bucharest2022
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27501/2-1/242B54Bucharest2022
17So, Wesley2766Nepomniachtchi, Ian27731-058A06Bucharest2022
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Dominguez Perez, Leinier27531/2-1/250C43Bucharest2022
19Firouzja, Alireza2804Nepomniachtchi, Ian27730-155C24Bucharest2022
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2773Deac, Bogdan-Daniel26711/2-1/229C43Bucharest2022
21Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Salem, A.R. Saleh26421/2-1/240B30Warsaw2021
22Carlsen, Magnus2892Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-043A07Warsaw2021
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sindarov, Javokhir24520-148C80Warsaw2021
24Giri, Anish2778Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/243E10Warsaw2021
25Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Erigaisi Arjun27651/2-1/225C36Warsaw2021
26Artemiev, Vladislav2830Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/238A07Warsaw2021
27Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Aronian, Levon27401/2-1/228C78Warsaw2021
28Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Grischuk, Alexander27571-035C67Warsaw2021
29Kravtsiv, Martyn2638Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/225C47Warsaw2021
30Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Fedoseev, Vladimir26901/2-1/212C67Warsaw2021
31Sarana, Alexey2672Nepomniachtchi, Ian27920-141E49Warsaw2021
32Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Zvjaginsev, Vadim26341-032B30Warsaw2021
33Muradli, Mahammad2571Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/245A16Warsaw2021
34Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Svane, Rasmus26431/2-1/275B12Warsaw2021
35Amin, Bassem2617Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/220A07Warsaw2021
36Ivic, Velimir2575Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/217C43Warsaw2021
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sanal, Vahap24991-034C34Warsaw2021
38Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Sjugirov, Sanan25891-072C31Warsaw2021
39Volokitin, Andrei2547Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/223C43Warsaw2021
40Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Saric, Ivan25431-057B90Warsaw2021
41Ponkratov, Pavel2546Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921/2-1/244C29Warsaw2021
42Caruana, Fabiano2770Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/26C48Warsaw2021
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/214C67Warsaw2021
44Carlsen, Magnus2842Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/237E10Warsaw2021
45Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2686Nepomniachtchi, Ian27921-056A16Warsaw 2021
46Nepomniachtchi, Ian2792Abdusattorov, Nodirbek26861/2-1/254C80Warsaw 2021
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Grischuk, Alexander27631-039C07Warsaw2021
48Gareyev, Timur2578Nepomniachtchi, Ian27980-135A05Warsaw2021
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Gelfand, Boris26481/2-1/217B30Warsaw2021
50Jobava, Baadur2679Nepomniachtchi, Ian27981/2-1/242E32Warsaw2021