Nepomniachtchi, Ian Age 32


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#2 (active)
2795 - 01 Mar 2023
2760 World #7 (active)
2781 World #10 (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 and faced Carlsen in the World Championship Match in November 2021, losing the Challenge 7.5-3.5 (+0 -4 =7) after 11 games.

He again qualified for the World Championship challenge in 2022 by again winning the Candidates tournament, which had been split over 2021 and 2022 due to Covid-19, this time going down to Ding Liren 1.5-2.5 in the rapid game tiebreaker after the classical games match was drawn 7-7 (+3-3+8) - Carlsen had retired from the World Championship cycle leaving the way open for Ding Liren who had placed 2nd in the Candidates of 2021-22. Nepomniachtchi will again be eligible to qualify for the Candidates match to be held in 2024.

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 PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteYear 
1Giri, Anish2768Nepomniachtchi, Ian27941/2-1/268Bucharest2023
2Nepomniachtchi, Ian2794So, Wesley27601/2-1/214Bucharest2023
3Firouzja, Alireza2785Nepomniachtchi, Ian27941-057Bucharest2023
4Nepomniachtchi, Ian2794Duda, Jan Krzysztof27241/2-1/236Bucharest2023
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2794Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27420-158Bucharest2023
6Caruana, Fabiano2764Nepomniachtchi, Ian27941-070Bucharest2023
7Nepomniachtchi, Ian2794Ding, Liren27891/2-1/254Bucharest2023
8Deac, Bogdan-Daniel2700Nepomniachtchi, Ian27940-144Bucharest2023
9Nepomniachtchi, Ian2794Rapport, Richard27451/2-1/241Bucharest2023
10Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27880-168Astana2023
11Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/233Astana2023
12Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/247Astana2023
13Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/235Astana2023
14Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/290Astana2023
15Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/239Astana2023
16Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/240Astana2023
17Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951-038Astana2023
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/239Astana2023
19Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/245Astana2023
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/282Astana2023
21Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951/2-1/245Astana2023
22Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881-037Astana2023
23Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951-044Astana2023
24Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881-048Astana2023
25Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27951-047Astana2023
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/230Astana2023
27Ding, Liren2788Nepomniachtchi, Ian27950-129Astana2023
28Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Ding, Liren27881/2-1/249Astana2023
29Gukesh, Dommaraju2718Nepomniachtchi, Ian27931-062Dusseldorf2023
30Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Aronian, Levon27360-146Dusseldorf2023
31Keymer, Vincent2690Nepomniachtchi, Ian27930-182Dusseldorf2023
32Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu26901/2-1/246Dusseldorf2023
33Aronian, Levon2736Nepomniachtchi, Ian27930-153Dusseldorf2023
34Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Esipenko, Andrey26751/2-1/288Dusseldorf2023
35Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Gukesh, Dommaraju27181/2-1/245Dusseldorf2023
36So, Wesley2766Nepomniachtchi, Ian27931/2-1/242Dusseldorf2023
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Giri, Anish27801/2-1/237Dusseldorf2023
38Duda, Jan Krzysztof2729Nepomniachtchi, Ian27931/2-1/239Dusseldorf2023
39Nepomniachtchi, Ian2793Abdusattorov, Nodirbek27341/2-1/219Dusseldorf2023
40Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Dubov, Daniil27920-127Almaty2022
41Artemiev, Vladislav2803Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821/2-1/222Almaty2022
42Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Grischuk, Alexander27631-036Almaty2022
43Duda, Jan Krzysztof2773Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821-025Almaty2022
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Martirosyan, Haik M27451/2-1/256Almaty2022
45Giri, Anish2792Nepomniachtchi, Ian27821/2-1/220Almaty2022
46Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Carlsen, Magnus28301-040Almaty2022
47Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Nakamura, Hikaru29091/2-1/217Almaty2022
48Sadhwani, Raunak2657Nepomniachtchi, Ian27820-157Almaty2022
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Mamedov, Rauf26491-054Almaty2022
50Moiseenko, Alexander2577Nepomniachtchi, Ian27820-151Almaty2022