Karjakin, Sergey Age 27

Source: © Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#12 (active)
Russian Federation
#3 (active)
2788 - 01 Jul 2011
2765 World #16 (active)
2807 World #7 (active)
12 Jan 1990
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

In 2002, Sergei Alexandrovich Karjakin gained the grandmaster title at the age of 12 years and 7 months, which still stands as the youngest age at which a person has gained that title.

Winner of the World U12 Championship 2001, the World Cup 2015 and the Candidates Tournament of 2016. He will now challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship in November 2016.

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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Anand, Viswanathan2756Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/236C67Saint Louis2017
2Karjakin, Sergey2807Le, Quang Liem27471-055C50Saint Louis2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2868Karjakin, Sergey28071-053A29Saint Louis2017
4Karjakin, Sergey2807Caruana, Fabiano28061-039A01Saint Louis2017
5Nepomniachtchi, Ian2787Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/252C50Saint Louis2017
6Karjakin, Sergey2807Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/243C84Saint Louis2017
7Karjakin, Sergey2807Navara, David27480-143B10Saint Louis2017
8Dominguez Perez, Leinier2796Karjakin, Sergey28070-133C65Saint Louis2017
9Karjakin, Sergey2807Kasparov, Garry28121-038A01Saint Louis2017
10Karjakin, Sergey2807Anand, Viswanathan27561-063B12Saint Louis2017
11Le, Quang Liem2747Karjakin, Sergey28070-153A46Saint Louis2017
12Karjakin, Sergey2807Nakamura, Hikaru28681-056C67Saint Louis2017
13Caruana, Fabiano2806Karjakin, Sergey28070-126A45Saint Louis2017
14Karjakin, Sergey2807Nepomniachtchi, Ian27871-061A04Saint Louis2017
15Aronian, Levon2794Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/225A15Saint Louis2017
16Navara, David2748Karjakin, Sergey28070-155E10Saint Louis2017
17Karjakin, Sergey2807Dominguez Perez, Leinier27961-041D00Saint Louis2017
18Kasparov, Garry2812Karjakin, Sergey28071/2-1/260C33Saint Louis2017
19Karjakin, Sergey2765Anand, Viswanathan27781-037C50Saint Louis2017
20Nepomniachtchi, Ian2810Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/228B92Saint Louis2017
21Karjakin, Sergey2765Aronian, Levon27940-153C84Saint Louis2017
22Dominguez Perez, Leinier2803Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/243C65Saint Louis2017
23Karjakin, Sergey2765Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/244A00Saint Louis2017
24Navara, David2737Karjakin, Sergey27651-040E15Saint Louis2017
25Caruana, Fabiano2700Karjakin, Sergey27651-032E21Saint Louis2017
26Karjakin, Sergey2765Le, Quang Liem27611-069C50Saint Louis2017
27Kasparov, Garry2812Karjakin, Sergey27651/2-1/244E34Saint Louis2017
28Nakamura, Hikaru2792Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/234A29Saint Louis2017
29Karjakin, Sergey2773So, Wesley28101-063C50Saint Louis2017
30Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2789Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/245C67Saint Louis2017
31Karjakin, Sergey2773Anand, Viswanathan27831/2-1/230A45Saint Louis2017
32Karjakin, Sergey2773Nepomniachtchi, Ian27511/2-1/260B09Saint Louis2017
33Caruana, Fabiano2807Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/231C65Saint Louis2017
34Karjakin, Sergey2773Aronian, Levon27991/2-1/223C53Saint Louis2017
35Carlsen, Magnus2822Karjakin, Sergey27731-042A05Saint Louis2017
36Karjakin, Sergey2773Svidler, Peter27511-039C53Saint Louis2017
37Karjakin, Sergey2791Nakamura, Hikaru28650-158C50Paris2017
38Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/216C53Paris2017
39Grischuk, Alexander2813Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/237A05Paris2017
40Karjakin, Sergey2791Carlsen, Magnus29141-086C50Paris2017
41Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Karjakin, Sergey27910-162E21Paris2017
42Karjakin, Sergey2791Topalov, Veselin27101/2-1/274B50Paris2017
43Bacrot, Etienne2627Karjakin, Sergey27911-043B50Paris2017
44Karjakin, Sergey2791Caruana, Fabiano28000-148C07Paris2017
45So, Wesley2791Karjakin, Sergey27910-154E00Paris2017
46Nakamura, Hikaru2865Karjakin, Sergey27911-062A05Paris2017
47Karjakin, Sergey2791Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28251-082A20Paris2017
48Karjakin, Sergey2791Grischuk, Alexander28131-058A45Paris2017
49Carlsen, Magnus2914Karjakin, Sergey27911/2-1/264A45Paris2017
50Karjakin, Sergey2791Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721/2-1/282C50Paris2017